A Report on the guest lecture organised by CSI-MVSREC Student Chapter
“The Microcontrollers” held on 22nd February, 2014.
A seminar on "The Microcontrollers" was delivered by Dr. Hemalatha Rallapalli on Feb. 22nd, 2014 for the target audience of BE: 2/4 CSE and IT organised by the MVSR CSI Student Chapter.
Dr. Hemalatha Rallapalli, is currently the Chair person, BOS (autonomous) in the department of ECE at University college of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad. She has 20 years of teaching experience. She has obtained her B.Tech degree from Sri Krishna Deva Raya University, Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh, in 1992, her M.Tech degree in Embedded systems and Ph.D in wireless communication (Cognitive Radio) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. She has various publications to her credit in International conferences and Journals. Her research interests include Wireless communication, Embedded Systems and Global Positioning System.
The objectives of the seminar were to provide an introduction to world of microcontrollers and prepare the attendees to start studying and learning about them without constantly stumbling over basic concepts and vocabulary. This seminar didn't focus on making anyone an "instant expert" but on making it a lot easier getting started with learning this fascinating and useful technical discipline.
The seminar acquainted the attendees with the common functional blocks in the microcontroller 8051 and how they can be used in power supply design. The oscillators, without which no microcontroller can work, were reviewed. Next, timers and interrupts were discussed. Then functions like A/D and D/A converters were presented. The seminar then successfully concluded with a discussion on communication interfaces such as UARTS.