Module B: Designing Embedded Systems

Course description

This course relies on course »64137 Programming Embedded Systems«

1) The microcontroller bus: address bus design, different decoding techniques.

2) Memory: direct, serial, random access. The function of cache memory.

3) Central processing unit: fundamentals, instruction pipelines, registers, stack, interrupts, assembly instructions.

4) Peripheral interfaces: timers, serial and parallel communication lines, D/A converters, A/D converters, data transfers.

5) Hardware specifics for multitasking real time performance.

Course is carried out on study programme

Elektrotehnika 1. stopnja

Objectives and competences

Understanding fundamentals of embedded microcontroller systems. Mastering procedures for hardware design of arbitrary embedded systems. Developing practical skills during project oriented laboratory work in combination with course 64137.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, discussion groups, laboratory project work (group and individual).

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to:

  • design a respective decoding circuit for any given address map
  • identify suitable computer architectures for specific real time problems
  • identify potential hardware sources of indeterministic program behaviour
  • design real time analogue to digital conversion structures
  • implement watchdog timers

implement real time communication interfaces

Reference nosilca

1. TUMA, Tadej, BÜRMEN, Arpad. Circuit simulation with SPICE OPUS : theory and practice, (Modeling and simulation in science, engineering and technology). Boston; Basel; Berlin: Birkhäuser, cop. 2009.

2. PUHAN, Janez, BÜRMEN, Arpad, TUMA, Tadej, FAJFAR, Iztok.  Teaching assembly and C language concurrently. Int. J. Electr. Eng. Educ., Apr. 2010, vol. 47, no. 2, str. 120-131,

3. OLENŠEK, Jernej, BÜRMEN, Arpad, PUHAN, Janez, TUMA, Tadej. Automated analog electronic circuits sizing. V: QING, Anyong. Differential evolution : fundamentals and applications in electrical engineering. [Piscataway]: IEEE Press; Singapore: J. Wiley & Sons, cop. 2009, str. [353]-367.

4. BÜRMEN, Arpad, OLENŠEK, Jernej, TUMA, Tadej. Mesh adaptive direct search with second directional derivative-based Hessian update. Computational optimization and applications, ISSN 0926-6003. [Print ed.], Dec. 2015, vol. 62, no. 3, str. 693-715.

5. KORINŠEK, Gašper, DERLINK, Maja, VIRANT-DOBERLET, Meta, TUMA, Tadej. An autonomous system of detecting and attracting leafhopper males using species- and sex-specific substrate borne vibrational signals. Computers and electronics in agriculture, ISSN 0168-1699. [Print ed.], 2016, vol. 123, str. 29-39.

Study materials

1. PUHAN, Janez, TUMA, Tadej. Uvod v mikrokrmilniške sisteme : zgradba in programiranje. 2. dopolnjena izd. Ljubljana: Založba FE in FRI, cop. 2011. III, 206 str.

2. Večje število PDF datotek s področja mikrokrminliške družine Arduino Due. Ustrezne spletne povezave na posodobljen seznam datotek se sproti objavlja na spletnih straneh predmeta.

Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

E: T:  01 4768 411