Embedded Systems Programming
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Getting Started - Counting - Flow of Control - Variables and Pointers - Blinking the LED - Preprocessor and volatile - Bit-wise operators in C - Arrays and Pointer Arithmetic - Functions and the Stack - Modules, Recursion, AAPCS - Stack Overflow and Other Pitfalls of Functions - stdint.h and mixing types - structures and CMSIS - startup code part - interrupts
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Embedded Systems Programming Lesson-6 shows how to set, clear, toggle, and shift individual bits by means of the bit-wise operators in C.
The lesson starts with explaining why you need to manipulate individual bits in the GPIOF DATA register to blink various colors of the composite LED on the Launchpad board.
Next, you learn how all six C bit-wise operators work. You learn about bit-wise OR, bit-wise AND, bit-wise exclusive-OR, the ones complement operator, the right bit-shift, and left bit-shift.
Next, you step to the debugger and see all these operators in action and you actually learn about the ARM instructions ORR, AND, EOR, MVN, LSR, and LSR.
Next, you learn about the differences between right-shifting unsigned and signed numbers. You perform additional experiments with right-shifting positive and negative signed
numbers. At the disassembly level you learn about the ASR instruction (arithmetic shift), which performs sign-extension of signed numbers in the 2-s complement representation.
Next, you apply the knowledge to blink the red-LED while keeping the blue-LED turned on all the time.
You also improve the readability of your code by applying macros that use bit shifts.
The next lesson will answer several questions about the Stellaris GPIO DATA registers, which demonstrates another, hardware-assisted way of manipulating whole groups of bits.
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Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.