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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1981

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Society

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c2
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  • Foreword - Special issue on microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Microprocessors (μp's) in electrical engineering education survey

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):3 - 8
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    This paper presents the results of a survey conducted to ascertain the status of microprocessor (μP) education at those schools represented by the March 1980 IEEE electrical engineering department mailing list, a total of 250 institutions. There was a 50 percent mailing return. The response indicates nearly every student has access to some form of μP education. The average school o... View full abstract»

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  • A Microprocessor Laboratory for Electrical Engineering Seniors

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):8 - 14
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    An approach to the laboratory instruction of electrical engineering students in the principles of microprocessor and microcomputer interfacing is presented. Instructional apparatus including the Rockwell AIM-65 microcomputer and a homemade educational interfacing unit is described. Finally, the details of each laboratory experiment are given. View full abstract»

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  • A Course Sequence in Microprocessor-Based Digital Systems Design

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):14 - 21
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    This paper gives an overview of a sequence of three courses designed to educate students in the use of microprocessor-based digital system design. The first course in the sequence is intended to satisfy the educational needs of undergraduates whose main focus of interest is not digital system design. The complete sequence is intended to provide a rirm background in microprocessor-based digital sys... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating Hardware and Software in a Computer Engineering Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):22 - 27
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    A systematic approach to the design of a multipurpose computer engineering laboratory is presented. An essential ingredient of a successful computer engineering program, and of an effective laboratory servicing that program, is that the hardware and software aspects of the curriculum be truly integrated. The laboratory described here is designed around a central resource-sharing minicomputer to wh... View full abstract»

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  • A Systems Approach to Teaching Microcomputers

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):28 - 31
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    A two-semester course which teaches a systems approach to microcomputer system development is described. The course deals with the systematic design of both software and hardware. It presents a methodology which is easily learned and has been proven costeffective in an industrial environment. View full abstract»

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  • Goals for a Microcomputer Laboratory in a Computer and Information Science Department

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):32 - 34
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    The discussion topics of this paper are the original goals of the design and construction of a microcomputer laboratory in a computer and information science department and how these goals have changed during the laboratory's existence. Aspects discussed are the type of single board systems for student use, budget, compability of systems across time, and student background and its effect on the la... View full abstract»

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  • Microcomputers in the Engineering Curriculum: A Response to the Challenge

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):35 - 37
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    This paper describes how microcomputers and other small computers have been integrated into both computer science and electrical engineering curricula. Required and elective courses are described. The various mini- and microcomputers that equip a small computer laboratory are described and a required one-year course using that laboratory is discussed. Emphasis on real world problems and solutions ... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Microcomputer Programming with Application-Oriented Problems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):38 - 43
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    The objective of this paper is to describe application-oriented problems so that microcomputer programming courses could be made as effective as possible. These problems are seen in our daily life and thus they make the course more attractive and increase student enthusiasm, motivation, and patience with learning programming in assembly language. These problems and the corresponding laboratory ass... View full abstract»

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  • A Design-Oriented Microprocessor Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):43 - 46
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    A design-oriented microprocessor laboratory has been developed for two senior-level courses. The laboratory centers around a Motorola 6800-based microcomputer built within the Electrical Engineering Department. It was designed to provide "hands-on" programming experience but, most importantly, to allow a variety of interfacing experiments to be performed. A complete set of experiments have been de... View full abstract»

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  • Creating a Microcomputer Facility

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):47 - 50
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    A relatively inexpensive set of hardware, software, and experiments used in conjunction with a time-sharing computer system for the instruction of undergraduate and graduate students in computer engineering and computer science is described. The hardware is a modular computer station consisting of standard building blocks of a microcomputer system such as CPU, memory, and I/O. The software of the ... View full abstract»

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  • "Hands-On" Microprocessor Education at the University of Rhode Island

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):51 - 54
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    This paper documents the impact of microprocessor technology on electrical engineering education at the University of Rhode Island. Originally introduced as a method of giving computer experience to a larger number of students, it has become a key element in the undergraduate curriculum. "Microprocessor Laboratory" emphasizes hands-on experience by making computers available for "checkout" use at ... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor Education in Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):54 - 59
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    The microprocessor represents one of the most important technological advances of the past decade. The engineer who understands the microprocessor and knows how to use it in industrial applications will be a leader in his firm. Many industries are installing microprocessors for automating plant production functions such as assembly, production control, inventory accounting, and quality control. Si... View full abstract»

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  • A Microcomputer Laboratory Work Station

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):59 - 62
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    This paper describes a work station designed for undergraduate microcomputer interfacing laboratories. The station includes a powerful set of hardware prototyping and software development tools. Development and downloading of software is faciltated by a communications system which links the work station to a time-sharing host computer. The communications software provides a transparent mode of ope... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor-Based Automated Digital System Laboratory Checking Station

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):62 - 67
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    A microprocessor-based laboratory checking system has been designed and implemented. This system uses exhaustive testing to check student implementations of laboratory experiments in an introductory course in digital logic design. The use of the system results in faster and more thorough checking of laboratories, more consistent checking, and a reduced number of teaching assistants required to sta... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction of Microcomputers to a Small Electrical Engineering Department, with Heavy Emphasis on Lab Work Using Turn-Key Microcomputers

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):67 - 68
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    The Electrical Engineering Department at the Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.) has recently altered two existing courses (one required and one elective) to include major emphasis on microcomputers. After basic topics are covered the first (one-semester) course introduces the student to microcomputer architecture including machine language programming. The associated lab includes use of inexpens... View full abstract»

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  • An Interdisciplinary Course in Real-Time Computing

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):69 - 74
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    A need is arising for engineers who understand both an engineering discipline, and the use and capabilities of real-time computing equipment. This paper discusses the development, content, and implementation of an interdisciplinary course in real-time computing. Experiences in running this course will be compared to the normal electrical engineering course of similar content. View full abstract»

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  • An Introductory Course in Microprocessors for Freshmen

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):74 - 77
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    Suggestions for faculty who wish to "retrain" and develop their own course in microprocessors are presented along with the author's ideas about selecting a particular microcomputer system for such a course. (The AIM-65 in this case.) Class format and the number of students/unit are also discussed. Course structure and content are described in detail. A week-by-week breakdown of the course topics, ... View full abstract»

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  • A Microprocessor System for the Discrete-Time Control Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):78 - 82
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    The topics studied in discrete-time signal processing and control are particularly abstract and some aid to learning these concepts is needed. One possible type of aid is discussed which employs state-of-the-art hardware to implement a programmable digital filter which may be useful in discussing sampling, digital filtering or may be inserted as a discrete-time compensator into a continuous-time c... View full abstract»

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  • Purdue's Junior-Level Control Laboratory with Microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):82 - 86
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    A microprocessor-based direct digital control system laboratory developed at Purdue University is discussed. The microprocessor controller interfaces directly to an analog computer for simulation control or to control components such as motors, heaters, etc. Available resident processor routines (A/D, D/A, arithmetic, timing, etc.) can be easily configured into a digital control system program all... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor-Aided Instruction in Power-System Protection

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):87 - 89
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    Supplementary use of microprocessors in electrical engineering education can provide an effective learning environment for introductory as well as advanced studies. In addition, sufficient exposure to microcomputers as a design and analysis tool is consistent with the ever expanding industria applications of these devices. Presented is an approach to the creation of such a situation through intera... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors: The Key to Cost-Effective Instrumentation

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):89 - 92
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    Recent instrumentation developments, paralleling the advances of the microelectronics revolution, have changed the basic character of instruments. Most significant has been the substitution of microprocessors and software for hardware to produce virtual instrumentation. An experimenter using virtual instrumentation communicates with a microcomputer and software via a keyboard to electronically con... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors in the San Diego State University Scientific Instrumentation Program

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):93 - 95
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    A program in scientific instrumentation is currently offered at both the undergraduate and Master's level in the Department of Physics at San Diego State University. The integration of microprocessors into this program and their role in the program's general structure are discussed. View full abstract»

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