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COURSE OUTLINE

MEC523 ‐ APPLIED ELECTRONICS AND MICROPROCESSOR

FAKULTI KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL


UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA

PROGRAMME MEC523
COURSE Applied Electronics and Microprocessor
CREDIT HOUR 3
SEMESTER MARCH 2019 – JULY 2019

COURSE DESCRIPTION / SYNOPSIS:

This course provides essential knowledge and understanding on circuit theory which covers the
basic electrical and electronic engineering concepts as well as the operation and application of
diodes and transistors circuits in engineering. It also covers the principles in digital logic circuits and
microcontroller systems and their applications.

COURSE OUTCOMES (COs)


Explain the fundamental concepts and operational principles of circuit theory, digital
CO1
logic and microprocessor {PO1, LO1, SS1, C2}.
Analyze electronics and digital logic circuit for mechatronics system design {PO2, LO3,
CO2 SS1, C4}.
Evaluate assembly High language programming based on microprocessor application
CO3 (microcontroller) {PO3, LO3, SS1, C5}.
Develop an automation system in engineering application using microprocessor
CO4 application (microcontroller) {PO3, LO3, SS1, C6}.

COURSE EVALUATION:

Course Work Percentage


1. Quizzes 10 %
2. 3 Hands on Lab 10 %
3. Mini Project 20 %
Final Examination 60 %
Total Marks 100 %

REFERENCES:

1. Robert L. Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky., “Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory”, Eleventh ed.,
Pearson, 2014.
2. Thomas L. Floyd., “Digital Fundamentals”, Eleventh ed., Pearson, 2015.
3. Michael Margolis, “Arduino Cookbook”, 2nd Edition, O’reilly Media, Inc. 2012.
4. Jack Purdum, “Beginning C for Arduino”, Springer Science+Business Media, 2012.
COURSE CONTENT

WEEK CHAPTER CONTENT/SUB‐CHAPTER

1 Chapter 1: Circuit 1. Basic electrical components: Current, Voltage &


(3 hours) Theory Resistance.
2. Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws & Thevenin’s
Theorem.

2 - 4 (9 Chapter 2: 1. Types of Semiconductors.


hours) Semiconductors 2. Diodes and Diode Circuits.
Diodes and Diode 3. Diode Applications: Rectifiers and Zener Diodes.
Applications
5 - 7 (9 Chapter 3: Transistors 1. Characteristics of Transistors.
hours) 2. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) Circuits: DC
operation analysis.
3. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) Circuits: AC
operation analysis.

8 - 10 Chapter 4: Digital 1. Number systems and conversion.


(9 hours) Logic Circuits 2. Logic gates and Boolean functions: De Morgan’s
theorem.
3. Karnaugh Map (K-Map).

4. Combinational logic circuits; Multiplexers (MUX),


Demultiplexers (DEMUX), Decoders, Encoders,
Adders.

11 - 14 Chapter 5: 5.1 Microcontroller overview and architecture.


(12hours) Microprocessor 5.1.1 Difference of microcontroller and
Systems and microprocessor
Applications 5.1.2 Types of Microcontrollers
5.2 Basic programming and tools (ARDUINO).
5.2.1 Introducing the Arduino board
5.2.2 Installing and familiarizing the
Arduino IDE
5.2.3 Arduino program code; basic
structure of an Arduino program
5.3 Timer and Interrupt
5.3.1 Timer; Timer register, Clock select
and Timer frequency, Timer modes
5.3.2 Interrupt
5.4 Sensors and actuators and wireless
communication
5.4.1 Introduction to sensors and
actuators
5.4.2 Interfacing the Arduino board into
sensor/actuator
5.4.3 Internet of things with Arduino