Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 12.04.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

An up-to-date syllabus is available at Materials.

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Present the typical life-cycle models for developing embedded systems; both sequential models and agile ones
2. Apply a variety of requirements engineering methodologies for specifying embedded systems
3. Apply commonly used design specification techniques for embedded systems
4. Select and tailor appropriate testing schemes for embedded hardware/software systems
5. Describe a set of effective performance analysis techniques for real-time systems
6. Justify/criticize technology forecasts on the future of real-time systems hardware, software, and applications

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Requirements engineering methodologies, software design approaches, performance analysis techniques, testing and fault tolerance, envisioning the future of embedded systems.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, debates, homework assignments, mini project, final examination. The final grade is a function of debates ~10%, homework assignments ~15%, mini project ~15%, and the final examination ~60%.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching (lectures, debates, exercises, and examination) 51 h, personal study effort (preparing for lectures/debates, reviews after lectures, homework assignments, review before the examination) 60 h, group collaboration (mini project) 20 h; total 131 h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

P. A. Laplante and S. J. Ovaska, Real-Time Systems Design and Analysis: Tools for the Practitioner, 4th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2012, Ch. 5 – Ch. 9. (e-book available for Aalto students from
Lecture slides and other e-handouts.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces S-81.3200

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E8001 Embedded Real-Time Systems (or S-81.2200 Sulautetut mikroprosessorijärjestelmät)

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectured by Prof. Seppo Ovaska

Language class 3 English


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