Embedded Systems Design, 4 credits

Konstruktion av inbyggda system, 4 hp

TDDI08

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Soheil Samii

Director of studies or equivalent

Martin Sjölund

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 42 h
Recommended self-study hours: 65 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6IDAT Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Embedded Systems) 6 (Spring 2023) 1 1 English Linköping C
6IELK Engineering Electronics, Bachelor of Science in Engineering 6 (Spring 2023) 1 1 English Linköping E
6IELK Engineering Electronics, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Embedded Systems) 6 (Spring 2023) 1 1 English Linköping E

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Electronics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Prerequisites

Basic courses in computer architectures, programming.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to address the particular problems concerning the design of complex embedded systems. Modern design methodologies are presented with an emphasis on early design phases, such as modeling, verification and system-level synthesis, not covered by traditional methods.
After completing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Apply modern system-level methods and tools for the design of real-time embedded systems.
  • Use modern modeling, verification and simulation tools in the context of system-level design.
  • Analyze the particular features of the application and select the most appropriate modeling approach.
  • Evaluate the implications of system level design decisions, regarding system architecture, task scheduling and mapping, on the final system performance, cost, and power consumption.
  • Describe the complex interactions between hardware architecture and software implementation.
  • Perform design space exploration using a system-level simulation environment.

Course content

Embedded systems and their design, Design flow, Specification and modeling of embedded systems, Simulation and estimation, Architectures for embedded systems, Mapping and scheduling.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of a series of lectures, lesson and laboratory exercise.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory work1.5 creditsU, G
TEN1Written exam2.5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
  • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
  • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

Other

The course is conducted in a manner where both men's and women's experience and knowledge are made visible and developed. 

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point. 

The course is campus-based at the location specified for the course, unless otherwise stated under “Teaching and working methods”. Please note, in a campus-based course occasional remote sessions could be included.  

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Department

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Course literature

Peter Marwedel: "Embedded System Design", Springer, 2nd edition, 2011
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work 1.5 credits U, G
TEN1 Written exam 2.5 credits U, 3, 4, 5
Peter Marwedel: "Embedded System Design", Springer, 2nd edition, 2011

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
LAB1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
4.4 Designing
X
X

                            
4.5 Implementing
X
X

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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