This module introduces the theory and practice of employing computers as the control and organisational centre of an electronic or mechanical system, and examines time critical systems. It also provides embedded systems design through practical work, including real-time operating systems and microcomputer programming.
Total contact hours: 25
Private study hours: 125
Total study hours: 150
• Shaw, AC (2001) Real-time systems and software, John Wiley, New York, Chichester
• Simon, DE (1999) n embedded software primer, Addison Wesley, Boston, London
• Qiu, Meikang, Li, Jiayin (c2011) Real-time embedded systems: optimization, synthesis, and networking, CRC, Taylor & Francis [distributor], Boca Raton, Fla, London
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
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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