Methods of interfacing peripheral devices

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BIE-MPP.21 Z,ZK 5 2P+2C English
Department of Digital Design

The course is focused on methods for interfacing of peripheral devices. Interfacing of real peripheral devices is focused on techniques based on Universal serial bus (USB). The course includes both PC side and peripheral devices side. Labs are practically oriented. Students gain experience with implementation of relevant parts of USB devices, Linux and Windows drivers, simple application development, and APIs of selected devices.


Basic knowledge in C programming, basic knowledge in Linux and Windows operating systems

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction, basic terms, PC architecture.

2. Address spaces in PC, virtual memory, interrupt subsystem.

3. System bus (PCI Express), input and output operations, direct memory access.

4. USB 3.0 standard, USB Wireless a USB On-the-Go.

5. SCSI bus and USB mass-storage devices.

6. Peripheral buses (LPC, Firewire, SATA).

7. Development of specific USB devices, hardware support in microcontrollers, firmware.

8. Linux kernel, kernel modules.

9. Character and USB devices in Linux.

10. Microsoft Windows drivers.

11. Mapping of Bluetooth devices into Linux and Windows.

12. Mapping audio and video devices into Linux and Windows.

13. Accessing peripherals form virtual machines.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction, development tools

2. Peripheral operation at the register level

3. PCI device configuration

4. Detection and identification USB devices, mouse data reading

5-6. USB mass-storage data reading

7. USB device descriptor request implementation

8. USB bulk transfer implementation

9. Character driver implementation in Linux

10. USB device driver implementation in Linux

11. Windows driver implementation

12. Audio/video data transfers

13. Assessment

Study Objective:

The aim of the course is to teach students methods of connecting peripheral devices and their application interfaces. Another goal is to provide students with enough space to gain practical experience with peripheral interconnection through a set of tasks.

Study materials:

1. Jackson M., Budruk R., Winkles J., Anderson D. : PCI Express Technology 3.0.. MindShare Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0977087860.

2. Madieu J. : Linux Device Drivers Development: Develop customized drivers for embedded Linux. Packt Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-1785280009.

3. Yosifovich P. : Windows Kernel Programming. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2019. ISBN978-1977593375.

4. Gook M. : Hardwarová rozhraní. Průvodce programátora. Computer Press, 2006. ISBN 978-80-251-1019-5.

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