UA75 Microprocessor Systems and Applications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – UA75 Microprocessor Systems and Applications
This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL unit in Engineering, or as part of an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering.
Aim and purpose
This unit aims to give you the principles of microprocessors and the experience of programming a microprocessor system for the operation or control of peripheral devices
Microprocessors can be found in a wide range of commercial, industrial and domestic applications such as robots, weighing scales, heating controls, and vending machines. This unit will provide an introduction to the terminology, architecture and programming concepts related to microprocessor applications.
You will be introduced to the ways in which microprocessor-based systems can be applied, including industrial, commercial and domestic applications. You will examine a range of input and output devices, signal types and microprocessor interfacing to other devices and circuits. Finally you should be able to develop a microprocessor program using software development tools
On completion of this unit you should:
1 Know how microprocessor-based systems can be applied
2 Understand the architecture and operation of a microprocessor system
3 Understand decimal, binary and hexadecimal number systems, instructions and subroutines
4 Be able to use a microprocessor development system to prepare and run a program.
This unit will give you an opportunity to examine a range of microprocessors, their design, programs and application.