Students working in microprocessor lab.
Microprocessor Laboratory
Gabriel a. deSouza
Facilities for introductory assembly language programming and microprocessor interfacing.
Room 302 EE Building

Lab Highlights

  • Hands-on experience with computer internals.
  • Students design and build fully functional gadgets, including MP3 player, GPS vehicle locator.

Lab Courses

  • EE 3751 - Microprocessor Laboratory
  • EE 4750 - Microprocessor Interfacing Techniques

The Microprocessor I and II Laboratories introduce the student to Assembly Language Programming and Microprocessor Interfacing techniques. Students can write and debug Assembly Language programs, create and test logic circuits used in interfacing a microprocessor to different peripheral devices.

In the Micro I Lab, students perform predesigned experiments and one individual project per semester. These experiments and projects involve writing Assembly Language programs and simple interfacing circuits using parallel and serial interfaces.

In the Micro II Lab the students perform more complex interfacing experiments and one individual project per semester. These experiments include: LCD interface; Memory (EPROM, Flash, SRAM) interfaces; Sensors (temperature, proximity, acceleration, pressure, GPS, etc); Motor control (DC, and stepper motors); Serial (RS 232, I2C), and parallel interfaces.

The student's individual projects have included MP3 players; Vehicle locator using a GPS – Ham radio – Internet interface; Green driving – Driving grading circuit and software based on a GPS and accelerometer sensors.