Roadmap for Communications Engineering I

The course is organised as a series of modules.

Within each module there are:

No.
Course Video Resources
Other Resources
1 Asynchronous Serial Communications
1.1 [Video] Asynchronous Character Transmission
1.2 [Video] The UART
1.3 [Video] EIA-232
  • [Video] Demonstration of EIA-232
Lab A: EIA-232
Tutorial 1: EIA-232
2.0 Communications Links
2.1 [Video] Asynchronous Serial Frames
2.2 [Video] Transmission Theory
Lab C: NMEA Sentences
  • Scope Serial Decoding
Tutorial 2: Communications Links
3.0 EIA-485 See p68-69 of DMX512 Recommendations
3.1 [Video] Differential Transmission
3.2 [Video] EIA-485 Cable Bus
Lab B: EIA-485
Tutorial 3: EIA-485
4.0 DMX 512
4.1 [Video] DMX 512 Overview
4.2 [Video] DMX Bus Termination
  • [Video] Demo of Bus Termination
4.3 [Video] Bus Transceivers
Tutorial 4: Cable Bus
5.0 DMX 512 Frames
  • [Video] Demo Connecting DMX 512
5.1 [Video] Frames Start; Break; MAB
  • [Video] Demo of Start of Frame
  • [Video]Measurement of Frame Rate
5.2 [Video] Addressing and the Base Address
5.3 [Video] DMX Receiver Hardware
Tutorial 5: Frames
5.4 [Video] DMX Receiver Software
5.5 [Video] Digital Outputs and Control

Lab D : DMX

  • Scope Serial Decoding
  • Scope Triggering
Tutorial 6: DMX Receiver Software
6.0

DMX 512 Control

6.1 [Video] Controlling Power
6.2 [Video] Controller System Architecture
6.3 [Video] Using Multiple Slots
6.4 [Video] LEDs and Colour
6.5 [Video] Start Codes
  • Lab D: DMX Control

    Tutorial: Control/Demo
    7.0 Control Networks
    7.1 [Video] Repeaters
    • Multi-Point Bus and Repeaters
    7.2 [Video] DMX Over Ethernet
    8.0 RDM Control
    8.1 [ video ] RDM Physical Layer
    8.2 [ video ] RDM Link Layer
    Tutorial: RDM
    9.0 CAN Bus
    • [ video ] Using CAN to check a car's ECU
    9.1 [ video ] CAN Physical Layer
    9.2 [ video ] CAN Arbitration
    9.3 [ video ] Cyclic Redundancy Checks (CRCs)
    [ video ] Decoding a CAN Bus (extra)
    Tutorial: CAN

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    Lab Resources

    Other Resources


    Prof. Gorry Fairhurst and Dr. R. Secchi, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Mar, 2021.