CE860-7-SP-CO:
Advanced Embedded Systems Design

The details
2019/20
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
08 May 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
CE323

 

(none)

Key module for

MSC G40912 Internet of Things

Module description

This module will provide the practical and theoretical skills necessary to develop advanced embedded systems. Students will define a specification for an embedded system and discuss methods for reliable systems to solve a variety of problems for various application domains.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide the practical and theoretical skills needed to understand the design process of advanced embedded systems.

Module learning outcomes

After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:

1. Understand the embedded systems design process.
2. Define a specification for an advanced embedded system.
3. Discuss methods for implementing reliable embedded systems to solve various problems.
4. Compare and contrast different options for the realisation of advanced embedded systems and their suitability for their application domain.

Module information

Outline Syllabus

. Characteristics of embedded computing applications and challenges in advanced embedded computing system design
. The embedded system design process
. Processor architectures
. Instruction sets, processor and System on Chip architectures
. Hardware and Software System design and analysis techniques
. Processes and operating systems
. Embedded communication architectures and multiprocessing
. System design methodologies
. Various embedded systems will be examined as case studies

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, Classes and Labs

Bibliography

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 Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Lab Assignment 14/02/2020 42.85%
Coursework Mini Project 20/03/2020 57.15%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
35% 65%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
35% 65%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Dongbing Gu
School Office, e-mail csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770.

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Rong Qu
The University of Nottingham
Associate Professor
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 62 hours, 22 (35.5%) hours available to students:
40 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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