Classes in Portland at OIT

I've been teaching courses at Oregon Institute of Technology's Portland campuses since 1990. Here is information covering what I've taught in the past year and will be teaching next school year.

SEE THE PROJECTS in EE 335, WINTER 2014 and earlier.

EE 333 Microcontroller Engineering

Offered Fall 2013. Will be offered again Fall 2014. Use of the "C" programming language is optional in the second half of the term, if you know it. Otherwise assembly language can be used as it is in the first half of the term.

The Microcontroller courses are based on the Freescale Semiconductor 68HCS12 and use the Wytec Dragon12-Plus-USB board (view here and order from Wytec here), so students can have their own microcontroller to take with them and use outside of the classroom. Buy the version named Dragon12-Plus2-DB (DVB-020DB). Students receive my CD based textbook, Designing with Microcontrollers -- The 68HCS12, my 68HCS12 simulator, and all class assignments in a ZIP file the first class meeting. Not in my class? Go here to buy the CD with the text and simulator or the printed version of the text.

EE 335 Advanced Microcontroller Engineering

Offering Winter 2014, will be offered again Winter 2015. Use of the "C" programming language will be recommended.

The Microcontroller courses are based on the Freescale Semiconductor 68HCS12 and use the Wytec Dragon12-Plus-USB board (view here and order from Wytec here), so students can have their own microcontroller to take with them and use outside of the classroom. Buy the version named Dragon12-Plus2-DB (DVB-020DB). Students receive my CD based textbook, Designing with Microcontrollers -- The 68HCS12, my 68HCS12 simulator, and all class assignments in a ZIP file the first class meeting. Not in my class? Go here to buy the CD with the text and simulator or the printed version of the text.

EE 331 Digital Systems with HDL

Offerred Winter 2014 and will be offered again Winter 2015

Since the Fall 2004 EET 313P class, students bought an FPGA evaluation board for use in the lab, and in other courses (Digital Systems II and in some cases the Senior Project). The FPGA board will be the Digilent Nexys 3. If you happen to have a Nexys 2, it can be used, but there are differences that won't be covered in class. The textbook is Circuit Design and Simulation with VHDL by Volnei A. Pedroni, second edition, ISBN 978-0-262-01433-5, however an additional short reference text (as a PDF file) will be provided at no cost. A DVD containing all the software, documentation, assignments, and some videos for the course will be provided at the first meeting. Students will need a computer with 9 GB free disk space for the software and Windows X through 7. NOTE THAT THE Xilinx ISE DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 8!!! A Linux Virtual Machine with the Linux version of Xilinx ISE will be provided to students who only have Windows 8 available. The Xilinx ISE program is very large and CPU intensive.

EE 432 Advanced Digital Design with HDL

In progress, Spring 2014. Will be offered again Spring 2015. For past five years there has been group projects to implement a PDP-8 minicomputer in an FPGA.

The textbook and FPGA board are the same as required in EE331.