ECE 477
Digital Systems Senior Design Project
Rev 9/12
Homework 5: Theory of Operation and Hardware Design Narrative
Team Code Name: ____________________________________________ Group No. ______
Team Member Completing This Homework: _______________________________________
E-mail Address of Team Member: ______________ @ purdue.edu
NOTE: This is the second in a series of four “design component” homework assignments,
each of which is to be completed by one team member. The body of the report should be 3-5
pages, not including this cover page, references, attachments or appendices.
Evaluation:
SEC
DESCRIPTION
MAX
1.0
Introduction
5
2.0
Theory of Operation
20
3.0
Hardware Design Narrative
20
4.0
Summary
5
5.0
List of References
10
App A
System Block Diagram
10
App B
Schematic
30
TOTAL
100
Comments:
Comments from the grader will be inserted here
SCORE
ECE 477
Digital Systems Senior Design Project
9/12
1.0 Introduction
Brief description of design project, with a focus on circuit design issues.
2.0 Theory of Operation
Describe the function and operating mode of each major subsection of the circuit, as well as how
the subsections relate to each other. Discuss the function and operating mode of major
components, including rationale for choice of operating frequency, supply voltage(s), etc, not
rationale for the choice of the component. Do not rehash the manufacturers’ data sheets for the
parts. Tell us how the parts work in your circuit.
3.0 Hardware Design Narrative
Discuss which subsystems of the microcontroller will be used and how they will be used.
Discuss the port assignments of the microcontroller and why specific ports were chosen for
specific functions. Include power, ground, and bypass capacitor considerations. For the other
major subsystems, discuss any specific configuration choices and how this effects the
interconnection between these subsystems and the microcontroller. Reference the schematic
(included as Appendix B) in this discussion.
4.0 Summary
Briefly summarize the contents of this report.
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5.0 List of References
[1] Reference1…
[2] Reference2…
[3] Reference3…
IMPORTANT: Use standard IEEE format for references, and CITE ALL REFERENCES
listed in the body of your report. Provide “live” links to all data sheets utilized.
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Appendix A: System Block Diagram
Insert an updated version of your block diagram here. Include the bus widths where applicable
and indicate microcontroller ports associated with the signals.
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Appendix B: Schematic
Insert a copy of your schematic here. Split into multiple sheets, as appropriate, making sure that
it is readable.
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