Programming Embedded Systems
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
24 July 2023
Requisites for this module
This module provides an understanding of the techniques used in the development of software for a variety of embedded systems and robots, and the implications for real-world and real-time design.
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the techniques used in the development of software for embedded systems and robots.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the various aspects of an embedded system.
2. Explain the key issues in designing real-time software for embedded systems in real-world applications.
3. Understand the main techniques of real-time programming.
4. Design, program and evaluate single-core and multi-core embedded systems.
- Introduction to embedded systems
- Basic I/O Interfaces
- Programming I/O Interfaces
- PWM Motor control
- Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
- Embedded Networks
- Feedback control
- Tasks/Processes and their Scheduling
- Real-time Scheduling and Real-time Operating Systems
- Multi-core based Embedded Systems
- Programming Multi-core based Embedded Systems
Lectures and Laboratories
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non - essential items, please refer to the module's reading list
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
|Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
|Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Marios Angelopoulos
Dr Colin Johnson
University of Nottingham
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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