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ELEX 8030 - Real-Time Embedded Systems

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

This course covers software and hardware design for real-time embedded systems. Topics include real-time implementation of DSP algorithms, code and hardware optimization for speed and power, real-time operating systems, reliable operation, and overall system architecture. In the laboratory, students will apply selected concepts learned in the lectures by implementing them on a development board centered around a DSP-oriented microcontroller. This course uses C as the programming language. There is some interaction with assembly code. Tutorial time early in the course is available to bring students back up to speed on selected topics such as C programming.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Select a processor or other implementation platform for the real-time embedded task at hand.
  • Design and implement hardware interfaces, including the related software.
  • Understand real-time operating system concepts including scheduling, interrupt handling, context switching, task synchronization, and resource sharing.
  • Predict and measure real-time performance.
  • Consider all aspects, including software and hardware, and technical and non-technical concepts, in the design of real-time embedded systems.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

ELEX 8030 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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