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Embedded RF System Design with the rfPIC12F675

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012

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2153-5965

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Topics Related to Electrical Engineering Technology

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Engineering Technology

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17

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25.514.1 - 25.514.17

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https://peer.asee.org/21272

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59

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Omer Farook Purdue University, Calumet

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Omer Farook is a member of the faculty of electrical and computer engineering technology at Purdue University, Calumet. Farook received the diploma of licentiate in mechanical engineering and B.S.M.E. in 1970 and 1972 respectively. He further received B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees in 1978 and 1983, respectively, from Illinois Institute of Technology. Farook’s current interests are in the areas of embedded system design, hardware software interfacing, digital communication, networking, image processing, and biometrics, C++, PHP, and Java Languages. He has a keen interest in pedagogy and instruction delivery methods related to distance learning.

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Paul Lapsansky Purdue University, Calumet

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Paul Lapsansky graduated with a B.S. in E.E.T. from Purdue University, Calumet, and is currently working on completing his M.S. in technology. He is presently the Manager of Technical Services for Valparaiso University.

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Chandra Sekhar Purdue University, Calumet

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Chandra R. Sekhar is a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University, Calumet. Sekhar earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Madras (India), a diploma in instrumentation from Madras Institute of Technology, and a master’s Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Sekhar’s primary teaching and research focus is in the areas of biomedical and process control instrumentation and clinical engineering.

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Jai P. Agrawal Purdue University, Calumet

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Jai P. Agrawal is a professor in electrical and computer engineering technology at Purdue University, Calumet. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1991, dissertation in power electronics. He also received M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1970 and 1968, respectively. His expertise includes analog and digital electronics design, power electronics, nanophotonics, and optical/wireless networking systems. He has
designed several models of high frequency oscilloscopes and other electronic test and measuring instruments as an entrepreneur. He has delivered invited short courses in Penang, Malaysia and Singapore. He is also the author of a textbook in power electronics, published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. His professional career is equally divided in academia and industry. He has authored several research papers in IEEE journals and conferences. His current research is focused on renewable energy technology, smart energy grid.

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Ashfaq Ahmed Purdue University, Calumet

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Ashfaq Ahmed is a professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University, Calumet. Ahmed received his bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Karachi in 1973 and master's of applied science degree in 1978 from University of Waterloo. He is the author of a textbook in power electronics, published by Prentice-Hall. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Indiana. He is senior member of IEEE. Ahmed’s current interests include embedded system design, C++, and VHDL design.

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Abstract

Embedded RF System Design with the rfPIC12F675 AbstractThe paper dwells on “Short range low power wireless technology” which is playing an everincreasing key role in embedded systems design freeing the system developer from thelimitations and constraints of a wired connection. This paper describes how the Embedded RFSystem Design is incorporated in a senior / graduate level course in the Electrical and ComputerEngineering Technology Program. The content of this course is offered both as a standalonecourse and also an abridged version is adopted as a Final course project in the DigitalCommunication course. The gist of this course can also be incorporated in a course of Robotics.The course is based on embedded RF System Design utilizing Microchip Technology’srfPIC12F675 to provide data transmission between two embedded systems. The rfPIC12F675 isa low cost, high performance Microcontroller with UHF ASK / FSK short-range radiotransmitter. The receiving end consists of a PIC16F676 (or any microcontroller) coupled with anrfRXD0420 UHF receiver that has been designed to complement the rfPIC12F675. The paperelaborates a general purpose radio controlled robot used in the course. Firmware developmentconsists of a mix of both C and assembler and is centered around but not limited to MicrochipMPLAB IDE, the MPASM assembler and the included HI-TECH C compiler. The rfPIC12F675and the rfRXD0420, combined with a standard PIC microcontroller and the Microchip MPLABdevelopment environment provides for an ideal development environment for introducing short-range RF to embedded systems design.The paper further elaborates the pedagogy of the course delivery which is based on “Interactiveand Collaborative Learning model”. The course is conducted in a lab or studio like settings, thatintegrates both lecture and laboratory work in the same settings, with students working in teams.

Farook, O., & Lapsansky, P., & Sekhar, C., & Agrawal, J. P., & Ahmed, A. (2012, June), Embedded RF System Design with the rfPIC12F675 Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21272

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