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TDDI08 Embedded Systems Design

Course information


Course Topics

  • Embedded Systems and Their Design
    • What is an Embedded System?
    • Characteristics of Embedded Applications
    • The Traditional Design Flow
    • What is Bad with the Traditional Design Flow
    • System Level Design of Embedded Systems
  • Models of Computation and Specification Languages
    • System Specification and Formal Methods
    • Models of Computation
    • Concurrency, Communication, Synchronization
  • Dataflow Models
    • Kahn Process Networks
    • Synchronous Dataflow: Statically Schedulable Dataflow Models
    • Deriving a Static Schedule for Synchronous Dataflow Models
  • Petri Nets
    • Basic Petri Net Model
    • Properties and Analysis of Petri Nets
    • Extended Petri Net Models
  • Discrete Event Models
    • What is a Discrete Event Model?
    • Discrete Event Simulation
    • Potential Ambiguities in Discrete Event Simulation
  • Synchronous Finite State Machines & Synchronous Languages
    • FSM and Extended FSM Models
    • The State Explosion Problem
    • Hierarchical Concurrent FSMs
    • Time and Synchrony
    • Synchronous/Reactive Languages
    • How to Implement a Synchronous System?
  • Globally Asynchronous Locally Synchronous Systems
    • GALS Models
    • Codesign Finite State Machines
  • Timed and Hybrid Automata

  • What Modeling Approach and Specification Language to Choose?

  • Architectures and Platforms for Embedded Systems Design
    • General Purpose vs. Application Specific Architectures
    • Typical Architectures for Embedded Systems
    • Architecture Specialization Techniques
    • Reuse Techniques. Component and Platform-based Design
    • Reconfigurable Systems
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems: Task Scheduling
    • Real-Time Systems and Their Typical Features
    • Task Scheduling Policies
    • Static Cyclic Scheduling
    • Priority Based Scheduling
    • Schedulability Analysis
  • System-Level Power/Energy Optimization
    • Sources of Power Dissipation
    • System Level Power Optimization
    • Dynamic Power Management
    • Mapping and Scheduling for Low Energy
    • Real-Time Scheduling with Dynamic Voltage Scaling


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Last updated: 2014-01-13