UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ELEC4403 Digital and Embedded Systems

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Computer Science and Software Engineering [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content Topics include hardware—digital systems and switching networks, sequential logic design, memory, counters, shift registers, state machines, function units, structured central processing unit (CPU) design, embedded microprocessors and microcontrollers and assembly language; and instrumentation—sensors, actuators, digital and analogue input/output, motor drivers, shaft encoders, standard interfaces and protocols, architecture and programming of embedded processors, and hands-on experience with embedded system design.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) select the appropriate type of digital implementation technology, discuss pros and cons, and apply it for a given task; (2) design, optimise and test digital systems; (3) design a CPU from digital components as a building block; (4) design and develop embedded systems including interfacing sensors and actuator; (5) design software for embedded systems using a combination of C and Assembly language; and (6) work effectively in a team.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratories; (2) project; and (3) class tests, mid-semester test and a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Thomas Braunl
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Information Technology or Honours in Computer Science and Software Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: none
Advisable prior study: CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation; or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering; or CITS1401 Problem Solving and Programming; or CITS2002 Programming and Systems
Incompatibility: ELEC2303 Embedded Systems
Contact hours lectures: 36 hours; labs: 28 hours: tutorials 12 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/ELEC4403/SEM-2/2017

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