Class Hours: TBD

 

Professors:

William R. Patterson, Room 449, ext. 3-1449, patterson@engin.brown.edu.

Harvey Silverman, Room 324, ext. 3-1433, hfs@lems.brown.edu.

 

                   

Catalog Description:  This is a combined lecture and design project course offering experience in the open-ended design of an electronic product or system employing an embedded microprocessor by small-group design teams.  Activity includes product specification, circuit design, programming, printed circuit layout, construction, packaging, and economic assessment.  Teams are expected to produce functional products.  Lecture topics will be adjusted to reflect the design problems chosen.  Emphasis is placed on the criteria for choosing processors and on the interfaces and programming requirements of the system.  Assessment is based on the quality of the product and on a final portfolio documenting the design.  Primarily for senior concentrators.  Experience with C programming is helpful but not required.  Prerequisite ENGN1630 or permission of the instructor.