Embedded Computer Systems - EL667

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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6 15 (7.5) DR M Hossain

Pre-requisites

COMP5270 (CO527) - OPERATING SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURE
EENG5600 (EL560) - MICROCOMPUTER ENGINEERING

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

This module introduces the theory and practice of employing computers as the control and organisational centre of an electronic or mechanical system, and examines issues related to time critical systems. It also provides exposure to practical embedded systems design through practical work, with one assignment exploring the ideas of real-time operating systems introduced in the lectures and a second using a microcomputer programmed in 'C' to control the ignition timing of a simulated petrol engine.

Details

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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 25
Private study hours: 125
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination 65%
Coursework 35%

Indicative reading

See http://readinglists.kent.ac.uk

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the design and operation of embedded systems;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of real time software and hardware system requirements;
3. Demonstrate practical experience of embedded systems based on case studies and laboratory experiments.

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