Module Details

Module Code: COMP C9022
Full Title: Embedded Systems
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 7.5
Module Owner:: Peadar Grant
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This course provides students with an introduction to embedded hardware and software development, enabling implementation of a range of functionality and algorithms on embedded hardware.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Design embedded hardware and software solutions to address customer requirements
MLO2 Develop software for small embedded systems in C and assembly language
MLO3 Construct solutions utilising external analogue, digital and multiplexed signals.
MLO4 Assemble solutions comprising embedded systems communicating with host-based applications
MLO5 Judge the suitability of embedded system hardware and software to meet business and application requirements
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Embedded systems
Definition and categorisation of embedded systems; key microcontroller families; application differentiation to SBC and PC-based hardware; embedded system suitability for business and application needs; memory models.
Embedded software development
Languages for embedded development (C and Assembler); development tooling for embedded environments; cross-compilation and program loading; mapping PC-based programming constructs to the embedded environment; simulators; in-circuit emulators; JTAG debuggers; software engineering considerations; interrupt-driven programming; timers/counters.
Interfacing
Role of sensors and transducers; Onboard interfaces in microcontrollers; serial communication; direct digital I/O; analogue-to-digital conversion of various signal types; i2c and SPI bus.
Real-time operating systems
Role of real-time operating systems; multitasking; cooperative and pre-emptive scheduling; inter-process communication and synchronization; resource management.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
Final Examination40.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Mid-semester lab-based development assignment
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Design project
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
-

Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Mid-semester lab-based development assignment
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Design project
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
-
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Repeat examination and assessments to address all learning outcomes.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact 1x 1h lecture per week Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact 1x 3h practical per week Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact - Every Week 8.00 8
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact 1x 1h lecture per week Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact 1x 3h lab per week Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact - Every Week 8.00 8
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Papazoglou, Panayotis M. (2018), An Educational Guide to the AVR Microcontroller Programming: AVR Programming::Demystified (Assembly Language).
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