Embedded Software Engineering Course, Winter 2006/2007
Prof. Kirsch, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg
Time, Location: Tue 3-4 in T05, Techno-Z, Th 10-12 in T03, Techno-Z. First lecture on Th, Oct 5, 10-12. Check schedule for updates.
This course will provide an introduction to embedded software engineering: the first part covers real-time operating systems, real-time communication protocols, and scheduling theory; the second part focuses on real-time programming and code generation. The course begins with an introduction to real-time operating system concepts and real-time communication protocols such as the time-triggered protocol (TTP) and the event-triggered CAN protocol. Scheduling techniques such as rate-monotonic and earliest deadline first will be illustrated. The second half of the course emphasizes real-time programming and code generation for embedded systems. The high-level embedded programming languages Esterel, Lustre, and Giotto, will be presented. Code generation for Giotto will be discussed based on a virtual machine architecture called the Embedded Machine. Example programs in Esterel, Lustre, and Giotto will be implemented on Lego Mindstorm robots.
Goal of the course:
Learn how to evaluate applications with real-time requirements, identify adequate programming paradigm and platform, implement applications with real-time requirements.
List of Projects:
Grading: 10% paper summaries, 20% homework, 70% project.
Prerequisites: C programming experience, basic knowledge of operating system concepts.
Restrictions: The number of available Lego Mindstorm robots is limited. Course language is English.
Technical contact: Robert . Staudinger @ cs . uni-salzburg . at