Embedded Systems Courses

Below mentioned are some of the common and popular subjects offered for study under embedded system courses at the undergraduate level:

  •          Introduction to Embedded Systems
  •          Classification
  •          Characteristics and requirements
  •          Embedded System Design
  •          Timing and Clocks in Embedded Systems
  •          Task Modelling and Management
  •          Real Time Operating System Issues
  •          Advanced Computer Architecture
  •          VLSI Technology and Design
  •          Embedded Computing
  •          Microcontrollers for Embedded System Design
  •          Signals
  •          Frequency Spectrum and Sampling
  •          digitization (ADC, DAC)
  •          Conditioning and Processing
  •          Modelling and Characterization of Embedded Computation System
  •          CPLD and FPGA Architectures and Applications
  •          Hardware Software Co-Design
  •          Digital Signal Processors and Architectures
  •          Embedded Networking
  •          Embedded Control
  •          Control Hierarchy
  •          Communication Strategies for Embedded Systems
  •          Encoding and Flow control
  •          Sensors and Actuators
  •          Wireless Communications and Networks
  •          Network Security and Cryptography
  •          Fault-Tolerance
  •          Formal Verification
  •          Multimedia and Signal Coding
  •          System On Chip Architecture
  •          Wireless LANs and PANs
  •          Decimal Arithmetic
  •          Jump and Call Instructions
  •          Interrupts and Multiple Interrupts
  •          Real - Time Operating Systems
  •          Assembly Language Programming Process
  •          Serial Data Communication
  •          Tasks, Task States and Data
  •          Interfacing with Keyboards, Displays
  •          D/A and A/D Conversions
  •          Multiple Interrupts
  •          Shared Data
  •          Message Queues
  •          Mailboxes and Pipes
  •          Timer Functions
  •          Interrupt Routines in an RTOS Environment
  •          Basic Design Using a Real-Time Operating System Principles
  •          Semaphores and Queues
  •          Hard Real-Time Scheduling Considerations
  •          Saving Memory and Power
  •          An example RTOS like uC-OS (Open Source)
  •          Embedded Software Development Tools
  •          Host and Target machines
  •          Linker/Locators for Embedded Software
  •          Getting Embedded Software into the Target System
  •          Debugging Techniques
  •          Formalisms for System Design
  •          Microcontroller Hardware
  •          Input/ Output Ports and Circuits
  •          External Memory
  •          Counter and Timers Serial data Input/ Output

 

At the PG Level

Though syllabus varies from college to college, some of the popular subjects studied by students of masters in embedded systems courses include:

Semester 1

  • Embedded System Fundamentals
  • Embedded System Software Development,
  • Hardware Description Languages
  • Embedded Systems Lab
  • Fault Tolerant Digital System Design
  • Introduction to MEMS
  • Data Compression
  • Hardware Algorithms for Computer Arithmetic
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Communication Systems
  • Digital IC Design

 

Semester 2

  • Real Time Systems
  • Hardware Software Co-design
  • Design Lab, Algorithms to Architectures
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • RF Microelectronics
  • Mixed Signal IC Design
  • Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramics Technology
  • Computer Based Control Systems
  • Low Power VLSI Design
  • Digital Signal Processing with FPGAs
  • Embedded Microcontrollers
  • Related Applications

Semester 3

  • Essay/Thesis

Semester 4

  • Essay/Thesis

Below mentioned are the core subjects covered under the masters in embedded systems courses offered by various private institutions, including Birla Institute of Technology (BITS): 

Core Subjects

Embedded System Design                                                          

Real Time Systems                                                                              

Software for Embedded Systems                                                        

Hardware Software Co-Design                                                           

VLSI Architectures                                                                             

Research Practice                                                                                          

Pervasive Computing                                                                            

Reconfigurable Computing                                                                  

Introduction to MEMS                                                                            

Digital Signal Processing                                                                 

Advanced Digital Signal Processing                                                 

Network Embedded Applications                                                      

VLSI Design                                                                                         

Advanced VLSI Design                                                                       

Advanced VLSI Architectures                                                           

Mechatronics

 

Discussions about