Embedded System Design 7.5 Credits

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Second cycle, E7020E
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 15 Dec 2008

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2016

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Embedded Systems
Subject group (SCB)
Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of imperative programming, digital design and micro computer engineering (D0009E, D0011E, D0013E) or electronics with basic amplifiers (E0003E and E0007E, alternatively E0013E). Knowledge in OrCAD / PSpice or similar tools. Alternative: Alternative to completed courses can be corresponding knowledge acquired through work within the IT or electronics section.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should be able to: 

- Demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of and proven experience in the field of embedded systems as well as insight into current research and development work. This is shown in laboratory and project assignments.

- Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and deal with issues autonomously and creatively and to analyse and evaluate technological solutions. This is shown through designing and analyzing embedded systems consisting of both hard- and software.

- Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge critically and systematically as well as the ability to model, simulate, predict and evaluate sequences of events even with limited information. This is shown through designing and analyzing embedded systems consisting of both hard- and software.

- Demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills. This is shown in laboratory and project assignments which require gathering of information and critical evaluation.

- Demonstrate insight into research and development though understanding the possibilities and limitations of embedded systems technology. This is shown through laboratory and project assignments, highlighting the trade-offs between hard- and software.

Focus is on methodology for component based design of embedded systems. The process encompass both shot- and hardware-design, throughout specification to validation (testing) of a final system. This includes hardware requirements and specification, methods for component selection and dimensioning, simulation and functional verification, PCB design/layout, post processing, PCB production, mounting and electrical verification. In parallel the embedded software wil be developed using component based thinking. The course also covers verification and testing, as applied by developing a test-bed and test cases for the embedded system.

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars and laboratory work. Lab assignments are reported in writing or by demonstration, and may be associated with a deadline.

Mandatory lab assignments with differentiated grades.

Per Lindgren

Literature. Valid from Spring 2011 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
No specific literature. The student finds relevant information through, among others, Internet.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

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Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.