Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TDDI08 Embedded Systems Design, 4 ECTS credits.
/Konstruktion av inbyggda system/

For:   DI   EL  


Prel. scheduled hours: 42
Rec. self-study hours: 65

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Computer Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G2

The aim of the course is to address the particular problems concerning the design of complex embedded systems. Modern design methodologies are presented with an emphasis on early design phases, such as modeling, verification and system-level synthesis, not covered by traditional methods.
After completing the course, the students should be able to:
  • Apply modern system-level methods and tools for the design of real-time embedded systems.
  • Use modern modeling, verification and simulation tools in the context of system-level design.
  • Analyze the particular features of the application and select the most appropriate modeling approach.
  • Evaluate the implications of system level design decisions, regarding system architecture, task scheduling and mapping, on the final system performance, cost, and power consumption.
  • Describe the complex interactions between hardware architecture and software implementation.
  • Perform design space exploration using a system-level simulation environment.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic courses in digital design, computer architectures, programming.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The course consists of a series of lectures, lesson and laboratory exercise.

Course contents:
Embedded systems and their design, Design flow, Specification and modeling of embedded systems, Simulation and estimation, Architectures for embedded systems, Mapping and scheduling.

Course literature:
Peter Marwedel: "Embedded System Design", Springer, 2nd edition, 2011

Written examination
Laboratory work
2,5 ECTS
1,5 ECTS

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IDA.
Director of Studies: Ahmed Rezine
Examiner: Petru Eles
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

Linköping Institute of Technology


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Last updated: 02/13/2014