|Computer-Aided Control of Technological Processes Using Embedded Controllers|
The main purpose of this module is to introduce the learners to basics of control systems, the integrated development environment, the design, implementation of embedded programmable microcontrollers used in the modern automated (computer-aided) control systems of technological processes, to develop at learners the practical skills on maintenance of controllers. It covers the unique requirements and limitations of operating in an embedded environment. It also covers microcontrollers as the most widespread example of embedded systems In particular, it focuses on the AVR ATMEL family of microcontrollers, their programming in C language, and interfacing techniques. Special emphasis is to provide hands-on experience for the students by using the GOLDI. The aim is to empower learners to actually solve their problems with a practical hands-on pedagogy through the hardware and software presented in this learning material.