Course Details

ELE336 - Microprocessor Architecture and Programming

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is open this term
Name Surname Position Section
Prof.Dr. Ali Ziya Alkar Supervisor 21
Prof.Dr. Uğur Baysal Supervisor 22
Weekly Schedule by Sections
Section Day, Hours, Place
21 Thursday, 08:40 - 11:30, E8
22 Tuesday, 09:40 - 12:30, E8

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

ELE336 - Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
Program Theoretıcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 3 0 3 5
Obligation : Must
Prerequisite courses : ELE225
Concurrent courses : ELE338
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE338 MICROPROCESSOR ARCHITECTURE and PROGRAMMING LABORAT
Course objective : In this course it is aimed to teach the general principles of microprocessor architecture by first exposing the students starting with the historical perspective. Then the microprocessor architecture is explained in general terms and associated with this the data path are explained. Furthermore the integration of microprocessor to the memory is detailed. The I/O unit interfacing is also explained. Different addressing modes are explained as well. In this course the student will be able to also learn to connect several external devices such as A/D and D/A converters, interrupt units, counters and other programmable devices.İt is aimed to develop knowledge about the microprocessor and architecture without the need to memorize any concepts and teach them to benefit from this knowledge in the environment where they can use it in a productive way.
Learning outcomes : A student who completes the course successfully learns assembly and high level microprocessor programming solves problems they encounter in hardware and software making use of microprocessors. be exposed to the tools that they may need after their education.
Course content : Microprocessors and Microcomputers introduction Processor architectures Memory interfacing I/O (Input and Output) connection Memory mapped I/O and periperhal mapped I/O Compiler and language structure Instruction Set, Instruction set structure, classification and use. Programming using different commands Stack and subroutines Arithmetics and multiprecision arithmetics Interrupts and its usage Data converter interfacing Serial I/O and data communication Keypad interfacing Programmable device interfacing Programmable interval timer and counter Programmable Interrupt controllers Direct memory map device interfacing
References : Brey, The Intel Microprocessors, Prentice Hall,; Mazidi & Mazidi, The 80x86 IBM PC and Compatible Computers, Prentice Hall ; Antonakos, An Introduction to the Intel Family of Microprocessors, Prentice Hall; Triebel and Singh, The 8088 and 8086 Microprocessors: Programming, Interfacing, Software, Hardware and Applications, Prentice Hall; Irvine K., Assembly Language for Intel Based Computers, Prentice Hall; Thomas B.,Computer Architecture and Logic Design, McGraw Hill
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 Microprocessors and Microcomputers introduction. Processor architectures and operation
2 Memory interfacing. I/O (Input and Output) connection
3 Memory mapped I/O and periperhal mapped I/O.Compiler and language structure
4 Instruction Set, Instruction set structure, classification and use. Programming using different commands
5 Stack and subroutines
6 Arithmetics and multiprecision arithmetics
7 Interrupts and its usage
8 Midterm
9 Data converter interfacing. Serial I/O and data communication
10 Keypad interfacing. Programmable device interfacing
11 Programmable device interfacing
12 Programmable interval timer and counter
13 Programmable Interrupt controllers
14 Direct memory map device interfacing
15 Preparation for Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 1 10
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 1 40
Final exam 1 50
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 50
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 50
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 2 28
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 14 2 28
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 1 25 25
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 25 25
Total workload 44 57 148
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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