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Introduction to "Embedded Computing" II

Module name (EN): Introduction to "Embedded Computing" II
Degree programme: Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.EES
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination 90 min.
Curricular relevance:
MST.EES Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
MST.EES Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
MST.EES Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
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

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf
Dipl.-Inf. Ulrich Bruch

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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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