The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

The course takes students through various steps involved in designing practical embedded software. It also introduces the basic building blocks of an embedded system.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the building blocks of an embedded system (hardware and software)

2. Perform a functional hardware design for an embedded system

3. Develop software for commonly used peripheral devices

4. Write application software using simple looping executives and real-time operating systems

5. Understand and modify embedded software written by other professional developers


Content

1.    ARM processor core

2.    Embedded programming in C for the ARM processor core

3.    Peripheral devices such as timers, UARTs, A/D converters and PWMs

4.    Bus standards such as SPI and I2C

5.    Interfacing graphic displays and touchscreens

6.    Filesystems

7.    Real-time operating systems 

8.    Common wireless communication interfaces


Assumed knowledge

ELEC2700 Computer Engineering 2 OR ELEC1710 Digital and Computer Electronics 1 AND ENGG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming or SENG1110 Object Oriented Programming


Assessment items

Project: Assignments x 3

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term