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Embedded Systems

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Embedded Systems
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIM-EMBS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project and presentation, written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI880 (P222-0082) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
KIM-EMBS (P200-0037) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
PIM-WI25 (P610-0506) Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
PIM-EMBS (P200-0037) Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martina Lehser
Dr.-Ing. Jörg Herter

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, the students will be able to assess the special challenges involved in designing embedded systems with regard to hard and software and take them into consideration during implementation. They will be able to make necessary design decisions based on their background knowledge and develop properties with regard to real-time behavior.

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Module content:
1. The structure of embedded systems
2. Special security requirements
3. Time behavior requirements, determinism
4. Reliability and error tolerance
5. Embedded system design
6. Real-time operating systems and job scheduling methods
7. Embedded systems project

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture on the theoretical content and supervised practical course, largely independent group work within the framework of the project.

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Recommended or required reading:
P. Marwedel: Embedded System Design: Embedded Systems Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems, and the Internet of Things, Springer 2017
G. Buttazzo: Hard Real-Time Computing Systems, Springer 2004
P. Pop et al.: Analysis and Synthesis of Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems, Springer 2004
F. Vahid, T.Givargis: Embedded System Design, John Wiley 2003

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Module offered in:
WS 2022/23, WS 2021/22, WS 2020/21, SS 2019, SS 2018
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