Selected Topics on Microprocessor Techniques

Module nameSelected Topics on Microprocessor Techniques
Type of moduleSelectable mandatory module
Learning results,
competencies, qualification goals
Gaining deeper insight into modern computer and microprocessor architectures and peripheral units. Evaluation and classification of efficient programming.

Learning results with regard to the objectives of the course of study:
  • Gaining deeper insight into the mathematical and natural science areas
  • Gaining a deeper knowledge about the specific electrical fundamentals
  • Acquiring enhanced and applied subject-specific basics
  • Identifying and classifying complex electro-technical and interdisciplinary tasks
  • Being confident in the ability to apply and evaluate analytical methods
  • Being able to create and evaluate solving methods independently
  • Familiarising oneself with new areas of knowledge, running searches and assessing the results
  • Gaining important and profound experience in the area of practical technical skills and engineering activities
  • Working and researching in national and international contexts
Types of courses4 SWS (semester periods per week):       2 SWS lecture
                                                                 2 SWS exercise
Course contentsGaining deeper insight into modern computer and microprocessor architectures and peripheral units and their efficient programming.
Teaching and learning methods
(forms of teaching and learning)
Lecture, presentation, learning by teaching, self-regulated learning, problem-based learning
Frequency of the module offeringSummer term / Winter term
Requirements for the
participation in the module
Prerequisites according to examination regulations
Student  workload180 h:   60 h attendance studies
             120 h personal studies
Academic performancesNone
Precondition for the
admission to the
examination performance
Examination performanceWritten exam 120 min. or oral exam 40 min., term paper
Number of credits
of the module
6 credits and 1 credit of them applies to the integrated key competencies
In charge of the moduleProf. Dr. Josef Börcsök
Teacher of the moduleProf. Dr. Josef Börcsök and his co-workers
Forms of mediaProjector, black board, piece of paper, demonstrations and design work at the PC
Literature references
  • Heidepriem, Prozessinformatik 1, Oldenburg 2000
  • Heidepriem, Prozessinformatik 2 , Oldenburg 2001
  • Lauber, R., Prozessautomatisierung, Springer 1989
  • Färber, G. Prozessrechentechnik, Springer 1994
  • Börcsök, J. Prozessrechner und Automation, Heise 1999
  • Goble, W. M., Control systems safety evaluation and reliability, 3rd ed. ISA resources for measurement and control series. Research Triangle Park, N.C: International Society of Automation, 2010.
  • Goble, W. M. and Goble, W. M. E. c. s. r., Control systems safety evaluation and reliability, 2nd ed. Resources for measurement and control series. Research Triangle Park, N.C. ISA, 1998.
  • Birolini, A., Zuverlässigkeit von Geräten und Systemen. Springer eBook Collection Computer Science and Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997.
  • Schnieder, L. and Hosse, R. S., Leitfaden Safety of the Intended Functionality: Verfeinerung der Sicherheit der Sollfunktion auf dem Weg zum autonomen Fahren /  Lars Schnieder, René S. Hosse, Second edition. essentials. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg, 2020.
  • Gregorius, C., ed., Funktionale Sicherheit von Maschinen: Praktische Anwendung der DIN EN ISO 13849-1, 1. Auflage. Beuth Praxis Maschinenbau. Berlin: Beuth Verlag, 2016.
  • Montenegro, S., Sichere und fehlertolerante Steuerungen: Entwicklung sicherheitsrelevanter Systeme. München, Wien: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1999.
  • Kumamoto, H. and Henley, E. J., Probabilistic risk assessment and management for engineers and scientists, 2nd ed. New York: IEEE Press, 1996.
  • More reference literature is going to be recommended in the course.

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