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Hardware/Software Codesign of Embedded Systems


The objective of this course is to present techniques for the concurrent design, or co-design, of embedded systems that are dedicated to specific applications and consist of tightly coupled hardware and software components. It will discuss modern design methodologies with an emphasis on early design phases, not covered by traditional methods, including modeling, verification and system-level synthesis. It will also discusses the topics of embedded real-time systems, and power related issues at the system level.

Course Organization

The course has two main parts:

  • Part I: A series of lectures that address the basic codesign methodologies.

  • Part II: Each student will select a topic, such as a particular codesign technique, or an application area, to investigate. The results will be documented in a term paper (about 5-10 pages), which will also be presented to the class.


    The course will be given in intensive forms in order to make it easy for external students from other universities to attend.

    We will meet in three occasions, each a full day activity (9:00-17:00):

    • Thursday, November 17, 2005
    • Thursday, December 8, 2005
    • Thursday, February 16, 2006
Nov. 17, 2005
Dec. 8, 2005
Feb. 16, 2006
Conference room "Donald Knuth,"
Linköping University
The lecture topics can be found here.
The course will give 5 credits. To get the points, you should attend the lectures, write a term paper (5-10 pages) on a selected topic, and present it.
Prof. Petru Eles
Prof. Zebo Peng
Embedded Systems Lab Linköping University