Development of Mechatronics Teaching Materials for Embedded System Engineer Education
Kazuhito Hyodo*, Hirokazu Noborisaka**, and Takashi Yada***
*Kanagawa Institute of Technology, 1030 Shimo-Ogino, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0292, Japan
**Kondo Kagaku Co., Ltd., 4-17-7 Higashi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-0014, Japan
***Zuco CO., LTD.
We have developed a learning environment for embedded system design. The learning environment consists of a multi-purpose controller and terminal devices. The controller consists of main processor (arm) and a multi-core microprocessor (Propeller). The main processor provides the software development environment. The Propeller chip has eight 32-bit processors and can perform simultaneous tasks for multiple users. In addition, the Propeller chip provides a reconfigurable peripheral module. This feature is very useful for the development of educational materials. Teachers can develop various educational materials with this control module.
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