Lothar Thiele: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018
|Name||Prof. em. Dr. Lothar Thiele|
Inst. f. Techn. Informatik u. K.
ETH Zürich, ETZ G 77
|Telephone||+41 44 632 70 31|
|Department||Information Technology and Electrical Engineering|
|227-0124-00L||Embedded Systems||6 credits||4G||L. Thiele|
|Abstract||An embedded system is some combination of computer hardware and software, either fixed in capability or programmable, that is designed for a specific function or for specific functions within a larger system. The course covers theoretical and practical aspects of embedded system design and includes a series of lab sessions.|
|Objective||Understanding specific requirements and problems arising in embedded system applications.|
Understanding architectures and components, their hardware-software interfaces, the memory architecture, communication between components, embedded operating systems, real-time scheduling theory, shared resources, low-power and low-energy design as well as hardware architecture synthesis.
Using the formal models and methods in embedded system design in practical applications using the programming language C, the operating system FreeRTOS, a commercial embedded system platform and the associated design environment.
|Content||An embedded system is some combination of computer hardware and software, either fixed in capability or programmable, that is designed for a specific function or for specific functions within a larger system. For example, they are part of industrial machines, agricultural and process industry devices, automobiles, medical equipment, cameras, household appliances, airplanes, sensor networks, internet-of-things, as well as mobile devices.|
The focus of this lecture is on the design of embedded systems using formal models and methods as well as computer-based synthesis methods. Besides, the lecture is complemented by laboratory sessions where students learn to program in C, to base their design on the embedded operating systems FreeRTOS, to use a commercial embedded system platform including sensors, and to edit/debug via an integrated development environment.
Specifically the following topics will be covered in the course: Embedded system architectures and components, hardware-software interfaces and memory architecture, software design methodology, communication, embedded operating systems, real-time scheduling, shared resources, low-power and low-energy design, hardware architecture synthesis.
More information is available at https://www.tec.ee.ethz.ch/education/lectures/embedded-systems.html .
|Lecture notes||The following information will be available: Lecture material, publications, exercise sheets and laboratory documentation at https://www.tec.ee.ethz.ch/education/lectures/embedded-systems.html .|
|Literature||P. Marwedel: Embedded System Design, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-56045-8, 2018.|
G.C. Buttazzo: Hard Real-Time Computing Systems. Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-1-4614-0676-1, 2011.
Edward A. Lee and Sanjit A. Seshia: Introduction to Embedded Systems, A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach, Second Edition, MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-53381-2, 2017.
M. Wolf: Computers as Components – Principles of Embedded System Design. Morgan Kaufman Publishers, ISBN 978-0-128-05387-4, 2016.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in computer architectures and programming.|
|227-0126-00L||Advanced Topics in Networked Embedded Systems |
Number of participants limited to 12.
|2 credits||1S||L. Thiele, J. Beutel, Z. Zhou|
|Abstract||The seminar will cover advanced topics in networked embedded systems. A particular focus are cyber-physical systems and sensor networks in various application domains.|
|Objective||The goal is to get a deeper understanding on leading edge technologies in the discipline, on classes of applications, and on current as well as future research directions.|
|Content||The seminar enables Master students, PhDs and Postdocs to learn about latest breakthroughs in wireless sensor networks, networked embedded systems and devices, and energy-harvesting in several application domains, including environmental monitoring, tracking, smart buildings and control. Participants are requested to actively participate in the organization and preparation of the seminar.|