UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Electrical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Software Engineering specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
Content Topics include digital systems and switching networks, Boolean algebra, logic gates, combinational logic, programmable logic devices; flip-flops, counters, shift registers; sequential logic design, state machines, function units; structured central processing unit (CPU) design; microprocessors and programming; 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) design and build combinational and sequential logic circuits for digital systems of moderate complexity; (2) design a CPU from digital components as a building block; (3) design and develop embedded systems including interfacing sensors and actuators; (4) design software for embedded systems; (5) identify the appropriate type of digital implementation technology for a given task, with an appreciation of its advantages and limitations; and (6) work effectively in a team.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) class tests; (2) laboratory reports; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall 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 rules
Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major including CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering

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