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Course Detail

Course Name Embedded Systems
Course Code 18CSA334
Program B. C. A., B. C. A., B. C. A. (Bachelor of Computer Applications)
Semester Six
Credits Three
Year Taught 2018
Degree Undergraduate (UG)
School School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering
Campus Kochi, Mysuru, Amritapuri


Unit 1

An Overview of Embedded System – What is an Embedded System? – Categories of Embedded Systems – Requirements of Embedded Systems – Challenges and issues in Embedded Software Development – Trends in Embedded Software Development – Applications of Embedded Systems.

Unit 2

Hardware Fundamentals for the Software Engineer – Gates – Timing Diagrams – memory – Microprocessors – Buses – DMA – Interrupts – Other Common Parts – Built-ins on the microprocessor – Interrupts – Microprocessor Architecture – Interrupt Basics – The Shared Data Problem – Interrupt Latency.

Unit 3

Survey of Software Architectures – Round Robin – Round Robin with Interrupts – Function Queue Scheduling Architecture – Use of real time operating system. RTOS, Tasks, Scheduler, Shared data reentrancy – priority inversion, mutex binary semaphore and counting semaphore – Selecting an Architecture – Introduction to Real Time Operating Systems – Tasks and Task states – Tasks and Data – Semaphores and Shared Data – Message Queues mailboxes and pipes – Timer functions – Events – Memory management – interrupt routines in an RTOS environment.

Unit 4

Basic Design Using a Real Time Operating System – Overview – Principles – Encapsulating Semaphores and Queues – Hard Real – Time Scheduling Considerations – Saving memory space – saving power – Embedded Software Development Tools – Host and Target Machines – inker/Locators for Embedded Software – Getting Embedded software into the target systems.

Unit 5

Debugging Techniques – Testing on Host Machine – Instruction Set simulators – The assert Macro – Using Library Tools – Future Trends in Embedded Systems – System on a chip (SOC) – Smart Cards and the cashless society – Security in Embedded System.

Text Books

  1. Dr.K.V.K.K. Prasad &Vikas Gupta – Programming for Embedded Systems – Wiley 1st edition 2002
  2. David E. Simon – An Embedded Software Primer- Pearson Education Asia – 1999


  1. Caroline Yao &Quing Li – Real Time Concepts for Embedded Systems
  2. Kirk Zureli – C Programming for Embedded Systems

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