Data Communications

This module introduces students to the basic principles of serial communications. They also learn how to set up a communications link between a microcontroller and external devices using either EUSART, SPI or I2C protocols.

Accordion / FAQ component

Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 6 National / Higher Certificate in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

 
1.Discuss asynchronous and synchronous data transmission.
 
2.Analyse a serial transmission signal on a transmission line.
 
3.Employ error detection and correction techniques for reliable data transmission.
 
4.Explain various techniques used in data encoding.
 
5.Perform hardware and software interfacing of a microcontroller to a peripheral divice using an appropriate serial protocol.

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Digital Signal Processing 301

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