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TDTS07 System Design and Methodology, 6 ECTS credits.
/Systemkonstruktion och metodik/

For:   CS   D   DAV   ELE   IT   Y  


Prel. scheduled hours: 48
Rec. self-study hours: 112

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The aim of the course is to address the particular problems concerning the design of complex embedded systems. Modern design methodologies are presented with an emphasis on early design phases, such as modeling, verification and system-level synthesis, not covered by traditional methods. After completing the course, the students should be able to:
  • Apply modern system-level methods and tools for the design of real-time embedded systems.
  • Understand and use modern modeling, verification and simulation tools in the context of system-level design.
  • Apply various modeling approaches, with a deep understanding of the practical and theoretical implications.
  • Analyze the particular features of the application and select the most appropriate modeling approach.
  • Evaluate the implications of system level design decisions, regarding system architecture, task scheduling and mapping, on the final system performance, cost, and power consumption.
  • Understand the complex interactions between hardware architecture and software implementation.
  • Formally verify a system model.
  • Perform design space exploration using a system-level simulation environment.

  • Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
    Computer Hardware and Basic Computer Architectures, Programming

    Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

    The course consists of a series of lectures, lessons and laboratory exercises, as well as the elaboration and presentation of a report.

    Course contents:
    Embedded systems and their design, Design flow, Specification and modeling of embedded systems, Simulation and estimation, Architectures for embedded systems,Mapping and scheduling, Power related issues at the system level.

    Course literature:
    Recommended literature: Wayne Wolf: "Computers as Components. Principles of Embedded Computing System Design", Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2001.

    Written examination
    Laboratory exercises
    2,5 ECTS
    3,5 ECTS

    Course language is English.
    Department offering the course: IDA.
    Director of Studies: Tommy Färnqvist
    Examiner: Petru Eles

    Linköping Institute of Technology

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    Last updated: 10/29/2013