This course provides an introduction to the design and analysis of Embedded Systems. Embedded Systems are at the heart of almost all modern technologies; Smart Phones to televisions, cars to intelligent light bulbs. They are one of the most important disciplines in Electronic Engineering and require a unique set of technical and analysis skills to design effectively. Students will learn how to critically analyse embedded design problems and present solutions that integrate effectively with the world in which they must operate. Real-time concepts will be introduced with reference to FPGA and Microcontroller systems alongside high reliability methods.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course students will be able to
- Analyse the strengths and limitations of Microcontrollers and FPGAs for Embedded Systems
- Construct real time constraints from problem specifications
- Effectively integrate sensor, actuator and interface devices with Microcontrollers and FPGAs
- Apply high reliability methods to safety-critical functions
- Optimise the interaction of Embedded hardware designs with their software
Labs (5%); Assignments (5%); Major Project (30%); Exam (60%)
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Two hour lecture, three hour lab each week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Burns and Wellings Real-Time Systems and Programming Languages (Third Edition), Addison Wesley Longmain 2001
White, E. Making Embedded Systems, O'Reilly Media 2012
Noergaard, T Embedded Systems Architecture, Elsevier 2004
Readings specific to particular topics (such as a particular microcontrollers, sensors, etc.) may be allocated during the course.
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- 6 units
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|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|18 Jul 2016
|29 Jul 2016
|31 Aug 2016
|28 Oct 2016