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COE 538

Microprocessor Systems

This course introduces students to small microprocessor-based systems, with an emphasis on embedded system hardware and software design. Topics will include microprocessor architecture and structure, with an overview of 8- 16- and 32-bit systems, assembly language programming and the use of high-level languages. Basic input/output including parallel communications with and without handshaking and serial protocols. Hardware and software timing. Using interrupts and exceptions. Overview of single-chip microprocessors and controllers with an emphasis on the Freescale HCS12. The internal structure and design of peripheral devices. Memory system design and analysis. The use and structure of development tools such as (cross) assemblers or compilers, monitor programs, simulators, emulators, etc.
Weekly Contact: Lab:2 hrs. Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1


COE 328 and ELE 404 and MTH 314 and CEN 199





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*List may not include courses that are on a common table shared between programs.

Computer Engineering

  • COE 318
    Software Systems
  • COE 328
    Digital Systems
  • COE 428
    Engineering Algorithms and Data Structures
  • COE 501
    Electromagnetism: Theory and Effects
  • COE 528
    Object Oriented Eng Analysis and Design
  • COE 538
    Microprocessor Systems
  • COE 608
    Computer Organization and Architecture
  • COE 628
    Operating Systems
  • COE 691
    Software Requirements Analysis & SPEC
  • COE 692
    Software Design and Architecture
  • COE 70A/B
    Computer Engineering Capstone Design
  • COE 718
    Embedded Systems Design
  • COE 758
    Digital Systems Engineering
  • COE 768
    Computer Networks
  • COE 817
    Network Security
  • COE 818
    Advanced Computer Architecture
  • COE 838
    Systems-on-Chip Design
  • COE 848
    Fundamentals of Data Engineering
  • COE 865
    Advanced Computer Networks
  • COE 891
    Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • COE 892
    Distributed and Cloud Computing