Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: EEE310
Module Title: Embedded Computer Systems
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2018/19
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to build upon the students understanding of Microprocessor Systems to understand the concept, construction and implementation of embedded computer systems.
Learning outcomes 
A. Discuss what is meant by an Embedded Computer System.

B. Describe the different types of embedded processors and their applications.
C. Understand how parallelism relates to Embedded systems (timing, pipelines and parallel resources).

D. Explain Memory Architectures and their importance in Embedded system design.

E. Be able to understand the design issues facing an Embedded system designer with relation to input/output hardware and software.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module is delivered through lectures, tutorials and programming exercises.
Problems are embedded in lectures and there are a number of programming exercises that can be completed using ARM emulators that the students can download. Knowledge of the lecture material is tested by the use of the XJTLU student response system.
Part 1 Introduction

1. Revision of Microprocessor Systems.

2. Introduction to Embedded Systems.

Part 2 Embedded Processors.

1. Types of Processors (microcontrollers, DSP, GPU)

2. Parallelism and Pipelining

Part 3 Memory Architectures

1. Memory technologies

2. Memory Hierarchy

3. Memory Models

Part 4 Input and output

1. I/O hardware

2. Interrupts and Exceptions

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 21    7  4    43  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 80.00
2 Assignment 10.00
3 Lab 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 5/22/2018 9:35:52 PM