13M044NSS - Embedded software design and development

Course specification
Course title Embedded software design and development
Acronym 13M044NSS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition none
The goal Introducing students to the concept of embedded systems design and their ability to implement its functional requirements.Introducing students to the different embedded system design phases and procedures, regarding standard embedded hardware and software design and development.
The outcome Ability to utilize gathered knowledge for defining embedded system functional requirements and to design embedded system hardware and software. Ability for team work in complex embedded system design projects.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Embedded system design concepts, utilization of microcontroller system components and code development. Peripheral devices interfacing and data communication. I/O operations, event processing, general exceptions.
Contents of exercises Microcontroller code examples related to the implementation of digital and analog input/output functions, waveform generation and time measurements, information visualization, standard serial data communication and complex measurement and control embedded system design.
  1. Teaching notes available at web site of department/course.
  2. Stuart Ball, "Embedded Microprocessors Systems: Real World Design" Newnes, 2002, ISBN: 075067534 (Original title)
  3. Stuart Ball, "Analog Interfacing to Embedded Microprocessors: Real World Design" Newnes, 2001, ISBN: 0750673397 (Original title)
  4. Frank Vahid, Tony Givargis, "Embedded Systems Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction" Wiley, 2003, ISBN: 0-471-45303-X (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures, 15 hours of supervised problem classes and consultations and 30 hours of lab exercises and project related work and midterm test. Approximately 75 hours of personal study nad homework (3 hours per week during semester, and approximately 30 hours of preparation during exam term)
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 0
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 30
Projects 30
Colloquia 30
Seminars 0