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ELEC3020 Embedded Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Automation and Robotics Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Software Engineering major sequences
Topics include logic gates, combinational logic, programmable logic devices; flip-flops, counters, shift registers; sequential logic design, function units; structured central processing unit (CPU) design; microprocessors and programming; instrumentation—sensors, actuators, digital and analogue input/output, motor drivers, shaft encoders, PID motor control, polling and interrupts; standard interfaces and protocols; architecture and programming of embedded processors, and hands-on experience with embedded system design.
Students are able to (1) design combinational and sequential logic circuits for digital systems of moderate complexity; (2) design a CPU from digital components as a building block; (3) 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; (6) work effectively in a team; and (7) assess risk, reliability and safety aspects of embedded systems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratories; (2) group project; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Thomas Braunl
Unit rules
( CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java (ID 296) or CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation (ID 343) ) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
ELEC4403 Digital and Embedded Systems
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