Programming Communications and Interfacing

The module focuses on designing and implementing a program based control unit which will make decisions based on sensor input to drive actuators.

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Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 5 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.

Upon compeletion of this module learner will be able to:

1. Recall numbering systems (decimal, binary, hexadecimal) and to convert between them

2. Develop data transmission programs based on a set of characters

3. Develop programs to control actuators based on interfacing via analog and digital methods to prescribed sensors using a variety of methods such as analog to digital conversion and pulse width modulation.

4. describe how IP packets are transmitted on the internet and outline the main elements of a network and the meaning of the IP packet header attributes.

5. Interface application programs to a given API with the corresponding documentation to implement automation solutions (e.g Arduino API to control actuators based on sensor information)

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