The following resources come from the 2009/10 BEng (Hons) in Digital Communications & Electronics (course number 2ELE0064) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes.
The objectives of this module are to control the following functions of a radio receiver for a communication system
• Digital control of a PLL frequency synthesised local oscillator
• Digital control of a varicap-tuned RF amplifier stage
Using ‘C’, students will write software to allow an embedded microprocessor or microcontroller to control various functions of a radio receiver including programming a frequency synthesised local oscillator and track tuning of a varicap tuned RF amplifier stage.