PA 8001 Ed 2014
- 1 Embedded Systems Programming - Edition 2014
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Embedded Systems Programming - Edition 2014
- Office: E 305
- Telephone 035 16 71 22
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- Office: E 309
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- Email: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
On completion of the course students will be able to
- program embedded applications
- understand and use a kernel to support concurrency, real-time and reactivity
- design, structure and analyze programs for embedded systems
- explain different mechanisms for communication and synchronization between processes
- explain characteristics of real-time systems and constructions to deal with them in programs
- compare, select and apply programming language constructs designed for concurrency and real-time
Taking part in the lab is mandatory and one cannot pass the course without doing the practicals. In addition, there will be a final written examination. During the lectures, some bonus questions will be asked, each of which will contribute 0.1 mark to the final mark (can come in handy when rounding up).
Course Material and Resources
Slides and Handouts
|Lecture||Slides / Handouts||Notes||Recommended Reading|
|Lecture 1: Introduction||Chapter 1|
|Lecture 2: Memory-Mapped I/O||Chapter 15|
|Lecture 3: Concurrency (Motivation and Mutual Exclusion)||Chapter 7|
|Lecture 4: Concurrency (Context Switch)||Chapter 8|
|Lecture 5: Reactivity (Reactive Objects)|
|Lecture 6: Reactivity (Synchrony and Asynchrony)||Chapter 9|
|Lecture 7: Real Time (Periodic Tasks)||Chapter 12|
|Lecture 8: Real Time (Deadlines)||Chapter 13|
|Lecture 9: Real Time (Schedulability)|
|Lecture 10: Java Programming for Android (Basics)|
|Lecture 11: Java Programming for Android (UI and Concurrency)|
|Lecture 12: Java Programming for Android (Communication and Services)|
Please note that the solutions to the practical have to be submitted via blackboard before the deadline.
|Practical 0: Introduction to C and Raspberry PI|
We will occasionally use / refer to parts of the following book:
Alan Burns and Andy Wellings, Real-Time Systems and Programming Languages (4th Ed.), Addison Wesley, 2009.
The book is an optional resource for the course. If you want to have your own copy, you can order it, for example, from Amazon.
For the first half of the course, we will use the Raspberry PI board. The boards will be provided at the lab and you will have access to the lab even outside lab hours. However, if you would like to have your own Raspberry PI and have a lot of fun, you can buy a Raspberry PI B+ board (e.g., from , which usually includes also a Micro SD card) and a micro USB adapter. In order to use a computer display you need an HDMI cable or a converter to the appropriate input for your display monitor.