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Introduction to "Embedded Computing" II

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to "Embedded Computing" II
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: MST.EES
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.
P221-0103, P231-0107
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+2U (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: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination 90 min.

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

MST.EES (P221-0103, P231-0107) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 6, optional course, non-technical
MST.EES (P221-0103, P231-0107) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, optional course, non-technical
MST.EES (P221-0103, P231-0107) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, optional course, non-technical
MST.EES (P221-0103, P231-0107) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, optional course, non-technical
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):
MST.ES1 Introduction to "Embedded Computing" I

[updated 01.10.2012]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf

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Learning outcomes:
More in-depth study of the material covered in the previous lecture. In particular, the following topics will be dealt with in greater depth: Bootloaders, simple encryption techniques, energy saving modes, lock mechanisms. However, the main topic of the lecture is the use of micro operating systems on an AVR. Students will expand on the topics covered in the lecture by solving exercises on development kits using the Gnu compiler. Students will be able to design a small embedded system themselves in a final project.

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Module content:
1. Introduction to the terms used
2. Review of the contents from the _Einführung in Embedded Computing 1 (Introduction to "Embedded Computing" I)_ course
3. Special mechanisms and techniques for realizing bootloaders
4. Encryption techniques for microcontrollers (with/without hardware support)
5. Micro operating systems, structure, function, implementation, application
Topics 2 to 5 will be accompanied by exercises.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
Data sheets for the Atmel-AVR ATMega32 and various electronic components
Manfred Schwabl-Schmidt _Systemprogrammierung für AVR-Mikrocontroller_, Elektor-Verlag
Wolfgang Matthes _Embedded Electronics 1_, Elekor-Verlag
Wolfgang Matthes _Embedded Electronics 2_, Elektor-Verlag
Jürgen Wolf _C von A bis Z_, Galileo Computing
Hans Werner Lang _Algorithmen_, Oldenbourg
Jörg Wiegelmann "Softwareentwicklung in C für Mikroprozessoren und Mikrocontroller", Hüthig Verlag
G.Schmitt _Mikrocomputertechnik mit Controllern der Atmel AVR-RISC-Familie_, Oldenbourg
Using the FreeRTOS Real time kernel (e-book available at
FreeRTOR Reference Manual (e-book available at

[updated 05.10.2020]
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