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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, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: KIB-ES
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.
2SU+2PA (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: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

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

KIB-ES (P222-0010) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 4, mandatory course
KIB-ES (P222-0010) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, mandatory course
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 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
KIB-PRG1 Programming 1
KIB-PRG2 Programming 2
KIB-PTG Physical and Technical Foundations
KIB-RA Computer Architecture
KIB-SWT Software Engineering

[updated 10.06.2024]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer

[updated 01.10.2022]
Learning outcomes:
Proficiency: After successfully completing this module, students will be proficient in the following: structure of components of embedded systems, system-on-chip, special features of embedded system programming (cross-compiler, programming, debugging; GPIO, ADC, DAC, SPI, I2C, USART interfaces; interrupts and exceptions)
Skills: Furthermore, students will be capable of working with a development tool for embedded systems, working with the documentation of a modern RISC microcontroller and configuring GPIOs, USART interfaces and timers, as well as creating interrupts.
Programs, debugging embedded systems.
Competencies: Students will also be able to program microcontroller-based embedded systems with limited resources under real-time conditions without an operating system. They will be able to implement simple hardware abstraction layers and realize simple controls using state machines. Students will be able to detect possible race conditions.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
 1. Software development tools
- Programming environment µVison (MDK-ARM)
-- Project settings
-- Compilers, linkers
-- Debugging
2. Microcontrollers
- Architecture
- Interrupts
3. Concurrency
- Problems
- Possible solutions
4. Hardware abstraction layers (HAL)
5. Practical applications
- IO pins: Input and output
- Abstract implementation of a communication interface based on an interface for receiving and sending
data via an asynchronous (USART) and synchronous (SPI or I2C) serial interface.
- Use of callback methods in connection with interrupts (inversion of control)
- Time control via timer, PWM generation and analysis

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Jospeh Yiu: "The Definite Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3", Newnes
Bruce P. Douglass: "Design Patterns for Embedded Systems in C", Newnes
Daniel W. Lewis: "Fundamentals of Embedded Software with the ARM Cortex-M3", Pearson International Ed.
Thomas Eißenlöffel: "Embedded-Software entwickeln", dpunkt.verlag
J. A. Langbridge: Professional Embedded ARM Development, John Wiley & Sons, 2014
W. Hohl: "ARM Assembly Language - Fundamentals and Techniques", CRC Press, 2009
ST: "RM0008 Reference Manual",
ARM: "ARM Compiler toolchain, Compiler Reference",
ARM: "ARM Compiler toolchain, Using the Compiler",

[updated 26.02.2018]
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