Rory Dickinson

Rory Dickinson

Rory Dickinson

Computer Hardware and Software Engineering (BEng) - Department of Electronics

I am a final year Computer Hardware and Software Engineering student that has recently returned from a placement year at Jaguar Land Rover where I was an undergraduate trainee within the Electrified Powertrain Software Team and have accepted an offer to return to Jaguar Land Rover as a graduate engineer. I will be demonstrating my final year project which is focused on developing a Microprocessor Function Generator that outputs controllable Pulse Width Modulation signals that can be used to control analogue applications such as the Semiteach IGBT converter system. The microprocessor is being programmed using the C programming language. The Pulse Width Modulated waveforms are being generated in two forms, using both the selected Microprocessors (PIC18F4431) internal PWM capabilities, and also using the Microprocessor to generate a sine wave and a triangle wave and using a comparator to compare the waves, outputting a PWM signal.