Course Detail

ELE 336 Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
2016-2017 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21
Supervisor(s):Dr. Ali Ziya Alkar
E7Tuesday13:00 - 15:45
Section: 22
Supervisor(s):Dr. Uğur Baysal
E7Wednesday09:00 - 11:45

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Prerequisite(s)ELE237 Fundamentals of Digital Systems
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE338 MICROPROCESSOR ARCHITECTURE and PROGRAMMING LABORAT  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveIn this course it is aimed to teach the general principles of microprocessor architecture by first exposing the students starting with the historical perspective. Then the microprocessor architecture is explained in general terms and associated with this the data path are explained. Furthermore the integration of microprocessor to the memory is detailed. The I/O unit interfacing is also explained. Different addressing modes are explained as well. In this course the student will be able to also learn to connect several external devices such as A/D and D/A converters, interrupt units, counters and other programmable devices.İt is aimed to develop knowledge about the microprocessor and architecture without the need to memorize any concepts and teach them to benefit from this knowledge in the environment where they can use it in a productive way.  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully L.O.1. learns assembly and high level microprocessor programming
  2. L.O.2. solves problems they encounter in hardware and software making use of microprocessors.
  3. L.O.3. be exposed to the tools that they may need after their education.
Course ContentMicroprocessors and Microcomputers introduction
Processor architectures
Memory interfacing
I/O (Input and Output) connection
Memory mapped I/O and periperhal mapped I/O
Compiler and language structure
Instruction Set, Instruction set structure, classification and use.
Programming using different commands
Stack and subroutines
Arithmetics and multiprecision arithmetics
Interrupts and its usage
Data converter interfacing
Serial I/O and data communication
Keypad interfacing
Programmable device interfacing
Programmable interval timer and counter
Programmable Interrupt controllers
Direct memory map device interfacing
ReferencesBrey, The Intel Microprocessors, Prentice Hall,
Mazidi & Mazidi, The 80x86 IBM PC and Compatible Computers, Prentice Hall
Antonakos, An Introduction to the Intel Family of Microprocessors, Prentice Hall
Triebel and Singh, The 8088 and 8086 Microprocessors: Programming, Interfacing, Software, Hardware and Applications, Prentice Hall
Irvine K., Assembly Language for Intel Based Computers, Prentice Hall
Thomas B.,Computer Architecture and Logic Design, McGraw Hill

Course outline weekly

Week 1Microprocessors and Microcomputers introduction. Processor architectures and operation
Week 2Memory interfacing. I/O (Input and Output) connection
Week 3Memory mapped I/O and periperhal mapped I/O.Compiler and language structure
Week 4Instruction Set, Instruction set structure, classification and use. Programming using different commands
Week 5Stack and subroutines
Week 6Arithmetics and multiprecision arithmetics
Week 7Interrupts and its usage
Week 8Midterm
Week 9Data converter interfacing. Serial I/O and data communication
Week 10Keypad interfacing. Programmable device interfacing
Week 11Programmable device interfacing
Week 12Programmable interval timer and counter
Week 13Programmable Interrupt controllers
Week 14Direct memory map device interfacing
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14228
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment14228
Midterms (Study duration)12525
Final Exam (Study duration) 12525
Total Workload4457148

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.   X  
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.  X  
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.    X 
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.  X  
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.   X  
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.  X  
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development. X   
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.   X 
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.X    
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems. X   
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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