2022 Embedded Systems

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Hasegawa Shoichi  Nakahara Hiroki 
Class Format
Lecture    (Face-to-face)
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Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(W621)  Fri3-4(W621)  
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Course description and aims

This class outlines the hardware and software of the embedded system, the OS that supports it, the development environment and the development method. Regarding real-time OS and interrupt processing, details to some extent will be explained with the goal of being able to program using them.

Student learning outcomes

Understand characteristics of embedded systems and obtain basic skills to realize them.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Based on experiences of developing TV receiver software and physics engine, Hasegawa will lecture on embedded OS and object oriented XX.


Embedded system, task scheduler, real time OS, interrupt handling, object oriented, development process

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

It's focus on lectures. A short report is imposed in each class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Embedded system and its features Understand what embedded systems are
Class 2 Peripheral circuit and sensor/actuator Understand peripherals of CPU, I/O, interrupts, etc.
Class 3 Inter module communication Understand intermodule communication
Class 4 Overview of OS, Realtime OS, Multitasking and scheduling Understand OS and task scheduling
Class 5 Multi-thread programming and exclusion control Understand exclusion control in multi-thread programming
Class 6 Memory usage, Interrupt, exception and device driver in OS Understand Device drivers, interrupt and exception in OS
Class 7 Object oriented programming 1 Understand concepts of object oriented programming.
Class 8 Object oriented programming 2 Understand implement of C++ language and the effect.
Class 9 sensor network Understand sensor network
Class 10 Object oriented design Understand overview of the object oriented software design
Class 11 Development process managements Understand overview of development process managements
Class 12 Development environment / compiler Understand the role of development environments and compilers
Class 13 Introduction of HW/SW co design, System on Chip Introduction of HW/SW co design, System on Chip
Class 14 FPGA Know about FPGA

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


No text book is used. Supplemental materials will be provided via T2SCHOLA.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference books are in Japanese

Assessment criteria and methods

Final exmal 70%, report 30%.

Related courses

  • ICT.I308 : Computer Architecture (ICT)
  • ICT.I216 : Computer Logic Design (ICT)
  • ICT.P208 : Advanced Computer Programming (ICT)
  • ICT.P204 : Basic Computer Programming (ICT)
  • ICT.H212 : Automata and Languages (ICT)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No condition. It is better to understand programming and computer architecture beforehand.

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