TRON147 - Embedded Controllers

Some equipment is so complex it requires its own built-in (embedded) controller, which then communicates with the larger, system Controller or PLC, thereby freeing up the PLC from repetitive, mundane tasks. This course is a hands-on discussion of how these embedded controllers are programmed and applied to solve a problem.

Credits: 5

Distribution: Career Training

Outcomes

  1. Explain how the use of embedded controllers can increase the efficiency of a mechatronic system.
  2. Using industry relevant equipment and to industry standards of time and accuracy, use a code monitor to validate intermediate processes.
  3. To industry standards, fully document a program to include header information and comments relating to its functationality and interfacing.
  4. Using industry relevant equipment and to industry standards of time and accuracy, program an embedded controller to source digital outputs.
  5. Using industry relevant equipment and to industry standards of time and accuracy, program an embedded controller to source digital inputs.
  6. Using industry relevant equipment and to industry standards of time and accuracy, program an embedded controller to perform an analog to digital conversion.