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AED701 - C Based Real-time Microprocessor Systems
AED701 is a course that introduces students to the practical aspects of using a microcontroller for real time embedded applications. It develops the skills in programming the interface peripherals of a microcontroller such as timers including Input Capture and Output Compare, Analog-to-Digital converters, Pulse Width Modulation, and Serial Communication Interface for embedded applications and provides the fundaments of interrupt-driven programs for real time systems. A lab environment that consists of the MC9S08 microcontroller-based evaluation board, keypad, LCD display, LEDs, 7-segment LEDs, switches, push-buttons, digital oscilloscopes and PCs is set up for hands-on lab assignments and projects. Laboratory experiments follow and support lecture material closely. There will be three projects in which students design and implement practical real time embedded applications.
CodeWarrior? Integrated Development Environment from Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is used to develop C language-based applications.
AED702 - Introduction To Asic Development Principles
This course is a introductory course covering aspects of Full custom Integrated Circuit cell layout in relation to standard cell circuit design.
A background review of the CMOS process, MOS model, CMOS logic gates will complement lab work will focus on translating schematics based upon standard cells to layout using both the Mentor and Cadence tool set.
AED704 - Advanced Field Programmable Gate Arrays
This course expands the student?s acknowledge and experience of FPGA design and development. Upon completion of the course the student should be able to design and simulate large complex digital systems in an FPGA using VHDL tools. The students in the class will form several design groups. Each design group is expected to complete a functioning FPGA design as a project. Each member of a design group will be responsible for a particular section of the design. Expert groups will be formed from the members of all design groups assigned the same design section. The members of expert groups will collaborate within the expert groups to design their section. Within each design group, each member may have additional responsibility. This may include schedule tracking, section interface design co-ordination, etc. A technical report forms a major part of the course. Each design section will be evaluated as well as the project.
The rational behind this approach is the small group learning model. It also reflects the engineering design model within industries for large project designs. A design team will draw members multiple disciplines. Typically each discipline will have more than a single member.
The student will be expected to use the World-Wide-Web (WWW) for reference material and documentation relevant to the course and to have email.
AED705 - Statistics and Quality Management
This course is about the use of statistical methods and other problem solving techniques to improve the quality of the products used by our society. These products consists of manufactured goods such as automobiles, computers and clothing as well as services such as the generation of electrical energy, public transportation, banking and health care. Quality improvement methods can be applied to any area within a company or organization, including manufacturing, process development, engineering design, finance and accounting, marketing and field service of products.
The present course gives the technical tools needed to achieve quality improvement in these areas and in particular electronic component design and reliability. A review of basic statistics is given followed by the tools of statistical process control: flowcharts, check sheets, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, Pareto diagrams, are used to analyse and improve typical processes in the manufacturing environment by finding the root causes of problems. A project involving electronic component design and reliability is an important and mandatory part of the course evaluation.
EMD701 - Electro-mechanical Design 1
EMD701 introduces students to SolidWorks mechanical design software from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation. Students will learn to develop 3D models of mechanical designs and the use of parametric design techniques.
Fundamental mechanical design concepts are reviewed, specifically reviewing methodology for plastic and sheet metal design. The creation of 2D drawings of the parametric models will be examined, together with assembly drawings.