Volume 12, Number 1, September 2016 - DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.273


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.101

An Educational Board for Teaching Microcontroller System Design Laboratory

Abdallah Kassem* email: akassem@ndu.edu.lb 
Mustapha Hamad
Charly Bechara
Manar Khattar

1 Faculty of Engineering, ECCE Department, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Beirut, Lebanon

*Corresponding author

Received: 10 May 2016
Revised: 10 August 2016
Accepted: 10 September 2016
Published: 25 September 2016

Abstract: Teaching undergraduate electrical and computer engineering students microcontroller/microprocessor design concepts is essential in today's highly advanced technological environment. Furthermore, we believe that all engineering students should take an introductory course in this area. With this objective in mind, we have developed an educational board to teach microcontroller circuit design laboratory. The development board is based on PIC16F877A microcontroller from Microchip. In addition, essential software routines, and a laboratory manual that contains a list of design-applications experiments are part of this lab.

Keywords: Microcontroller; Engineering Education; Development Board; Data Acquisition; Laboratory; PIC; I2C; IR; EEPROM.

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