San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.514.1 - 25.514.17
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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