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Course Detail

Course Name Embedded Computing
Course Code 19CCE211
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

ARM Cortex M3 Processor: Overview of the Cortex-M3 – Registers – Special Registers -Operation Modes – Builtin Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller – Memory Map – Bus Interfaces – Instruction Set – Memory SystemsCortex-M3 Implementation overview – Exceptions – Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller and Interrupt Control – Interrupt Behavior – Cortex-M3 Programming – Advanced Programming Features and System Behavior – The Memory Protection Unit – Other Cortex-M3 Features – Debug Architecture – Debugging Components.

Unit 2

MSP432 Architecture and Peripherals – Introduction to MSP432 Architecture – Memory Map – Clock System – Power Control Manager – Power Mode – DMA – Digital Input Output – Enhanced Universal Serial Communication Interface – Precision ADC – Programming MSP432 using Energia IDE

Unit 3

Introduction to FreeRTOS and Programming: Introduction to RTOS – Task States – Semaphores – SchedulingPreemptive – Rate Monotonic – Earliest Deadline First – Inter Task Communication – Message Queue – MailBox – Pipes – Introduction to FreeRTOS – Task Management – Interrupt Management – Queue Management.


  • Joseph Yiu, “The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex M3”, Second Edition, Elsevier Inc., 2010.
  • Muhammad Ali Mazidi, Shujen Chen, SepehrNaimi, “TI MSP432 ARM Programming for Embedded Systems”, Volume 4, 2016.


  • Jean J. Labrosse, “MicroC OS II: The Real Time Kernel”, 2002.
  • Richard Barry, “Using the FreeRTOS Real Time Kernel ARM Cortex”, M3 Edition, Real Time Engineers Ltd., 2010.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 15
Periodical 2 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

Objectives and Outcomes


  • To identify the difference between ARM7 and Cortex M family of Microprocessors
  • To apply the knowledge of Embedded C Programming for configuring various peripherals of a microcontroller
  • To develop basic understanding of Real Time Operating Systems
  • To learn to design and develop Microcontroller based solutions for solving real world problems

Course Outcomes

  • CO1:Able to identify the advanced features of Cortex M3 Processor
  • CO2: Able to analyze MSP432 Peripherals and its configuration using Embedded C
  • CO3: Able to implement a basic Application using Real Time Operating System
  • CO4: Able to design and develop embedded systems using MSP432 Microcontroller

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3
CO2 3 2
CO3 3 3 3
CO4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3

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