Microcontrollers using Simulink and code generation to open microcontrollers to all fields of study.
|19 Jun 2014||MathWorks Classroom Resources Team||
Microcontrollers and microcomputers are extant in many of the devices we use in our daily lives without our knowledge of their presence.From toothbrushes to audio equipment, microwave ovens to washing machines,lighting controllers to thermostats, the devices and applications that can be controlled by microcontrollers span all engineering and science disciplines taught at all levels of higher education. All areas of science and engineering have applications that could be commanded with a microcontroller, but students in the area do not design or build the controller because they do not understand how to program in C, the development tools, or the basic principles of microcontroller operation. Instead, the problem is passed to an electrical or computer engineer to design the microcontroller. Thus, the controller is not designed by the person who best understands the physics or science of the problem to which the controller is applied.