VL827 Embedded Systems

Course Name: 

VL827 Embedded Systems


M.Tech (VLSI)


Elective (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3–0–0) 3


Introduction: Overview of embedded systems, embedded system design challenges, common design metrics and optimizing. Survey of different embedded system design technologies & trade-offs. Embedded microcontroller cores, embedded memories, Examples of embedded systems. Architecture for embedded system, High performance processors – strong ARM processors, programming, interrupt structure, I/O architecture, Technological aspects of embedded systems: interfacing between analog and digital blocks, signal conditioning, Digital signal processing, Sub-system interfacing, interfacing with external systems. Software aspects of embedded systems: real time programming languages and operating systems for embedded systems – RTOS requirements, kernel types, scheduling, context switching, latency, inter-task communication and synchronization, Case studies


Jack Ganssle, The Art of Designing Embedded Systems, Elsevier, 1999.
J.W. Valvano, Embedded Microcomputer System: Real Time Interfacing, Brooks/Cole, 2000.
David Simon, An Embedded Software Primer, Addison Wesley, 2000.
H. Kopetz, Real-time Systems, Kluwer, 1997
R. Gupta, Co-synthesis of Hardware and Software for Embedded Systems, Kluwer 1995.
Gomaa, Software Design Methods for Concurrent and Real-time Systems, Addison-Wesley, 1993.

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Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
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