ACS335 Real-Time Embedded Systems
Many systems, for example; a control system, fault detection system or health monitoring system are required to work in real-time, i.e. work in the “real” world and meet the timing constraints of the “real” world. This module looks at how to take theoretical designs and simulated systems and develop an appropriate implementation which will work in the real world. Such systems can be developed and implemented using a CPU and external devices in an embedded system application/device to perform the desired tasks in the “real” world. The first part of the module looks at the hardware associated with building an embedded system, while the second part looks at how the desired functionality and thus real-time operation of an embedded system can be realised through software/hardware.
This module will be taught with the aid of take home kits that students will have for the full duration of the module. These will be used for both teaching and assessment.
Credits: 10 (Autumn semester)
Cannot be taken by students who have already taken ACS6335 or ACS325.
If you have any questions about the module please talk to me during the lectures or the labs in the first instance. It is likely that other students will learn from any questions you ask as well, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Outside of lectures please contact me via email, or drop in to see me.
By the end of the module students will be able to:
This module satisfies the AHEP3 (Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Third Edition) Learning Outcomes that are listed in brackets after each learning outcome above. For further details on AHEP3 Learning Outcomes, see the downloads section of our accreditation webpage.
Learning and Teaching Methods
This is a practical course and students will be working individually in labs upon their own hardware. In addition to lectures from the academic staff, there will be a range of lab sheets and supporting materials, such as video guides and webinars.
Learning and Teaching Materials
All teaching materials will be available via MOLE.
The resources available on MOLE and shared drives include lecture slides and additional notes, everything required for the laboratories, including lab sheets, programming guides, component data sheets, and video guides
Resit assignments are not available for this module
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.