COMPX349-21B (HAM)

Embedded Systems

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

Staff

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Convenor(s)

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: rachael.foote@waikato.ac.nz

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: alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This course covers the principles and design of embedded systems, including micro-controllers, embedded system architecture, real-time programming and operating systems, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays.
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Paper Structure

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There will be two lectures per week and one laboratory session in two streams.

Assessment will comprise the laboratory sessions, two tests and three assignments.

All materials will be made available via Moodle. Lectures will be recorded via Panopto.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • describe the differences between an embedded system and a general purpose computer.
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  • program in the C language
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  • program systems to be responsive in real time
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  • modify, simulate and build SoC designs using verilog.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
15
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Test 2
20
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Laboratories
20
  • In Class: In Lab
4. Assignment 1
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Assignment 2
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Assignment 3
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Support material for select topics will be linked in the course Moodle page.
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Recommended Readings

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Support material for select topics will be linked in the course Moodle page.
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Online Support

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All online resource for this course will be posted on the moodle web page. This may include links to other pages/resources as required.
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Workload

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This is a 15-point course, so 150 hours of work are expected over the semester.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: (COMPX203 or COMP200) and (COMPX204 or COMP202)

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