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Course Detail

Course Name Embedded System Design
Course Code 15EEE341
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Credits Campus: Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Amritapuri
Year Taught 2015
Year Taught 2016
Year Taught 2017
Year Taught 2018



15EEE314 – Microcontroller and Applications

Unit 1

Embedded processors: Introduction to Microprocessors – Microcontrollers – Digital Signal Processors – Embedded processors – ARM Cortex M3 Processor – Architecture – ARM Instruction – Addressing modes.

Unit 2

NXP’s LPC17xx series Microcontroller: Architecture – Peripherals – Input/Output ports – Timers – ADC – DAC – PWM. Serial Protocols – UART, I2C, CAN, Fire Wire, USB, Parallel Protocols, PCI Bus, ARM Bus, Wireless Protocols, IrDA, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11. Application development using Keil IDE.

Unit 3

Real time Embedded Systems: Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) – Task – Task states – Task Management – Scheduler – Intertask Communication and Synchronization – Exceptions and Interrupts – Time management – Memory Management – I/O subsystems. Commercial RTOS – uC/OS-II functions – Porting RTOS on ARM boards.

Text Books


  • Joseph Yiu, “The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3”, Second Edition, Newnes, 2009.
  • . Qing Li and Carolyn Yao, “Real-Time Concepts for Embedded Systems”, CMP Books, 2003.
  • Steve Furber, “ARM System-on-Chip Architecture”, Second Edition, Addison Wesley, 2000.
  • Jean J. Labrosse, “MicroC/OS – II – The Real Time Kernel”, Second Edition, CMP Books, 1998.
  • NXP LPC 17xx datasheet.

‘Embedded System Design’ is a course offered in B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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