Embedded Systems Code:  22.631    :  6
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Embedded systems are increasingly present in our lives. From home network devices to industrial control systems, and also in medical devices and autonomous vehicles, among others, a wide range of devices make up what we know as an Embedded System.

Taking into account their relation with electronics, computer science and telecommunications, the course will start from its definition and delve into how they are developed, including both hardware components and programming models, and its areas of application.

Overall, the main objective of the course is to allow students to understand the building blocks and the particularities that condition the development of such systems from a practical point of view.

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This subject aims to specialize the student in an expanding field such as Embedded Systems. The student is required to have a minimum knowledge of electronics, computer architecture, computer programming and operating systems.

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With a strong professional orientation, the subject is aimed at people who are interested in the development of embedded systems. The course provides basic training so that the student can design and develop a system based on a microcontroller.

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In order to follow the course, the student is required to have a basic understanding of the following topics:
- Electronics (both analog and digital)
- Computer architecture
- Computer programming
- Operating Systems

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The course follows an approach that mixes theory and practice. For the theorical side the course is based on a book developed specifically to cover the topics related to electronics and programming. For the practical side the course uses the Texas Instruments Launchpad MSP432 embedded systems kit. Both the book and the kit are sent to the student's home at no extra cost to the student (i.e., included in the tuition fee).

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- Know the definition and the applications of embedded systems
- Know the methodologies, both hardware architecture and programming models, to develop embedded systems
- Know how to develop a basic application that makes use of the minimum functionalities of an embedded system
- Know the tools used to develop and evaluate embedded systems

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The contents of the course are based on the book "Embedded systems", which has been specifically developed for the course and consists of:

- Chapter 1 - Introduction to Embedded Systems
- Chapter 2 - Microcontrollers and basic peripherals
- Chapter 3 - Advanced peripherals
- Chapter 4 - Real-time operating systems

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Joc de sistemes encastats / Kit de sistemas empotrados Gadget

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To follow the course the student is provided with the following learning resources:

1) Embedded Systems book
2) Texas Instruments Launchpad MSP432 Embedded Systems kit
3) Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio development environment

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The assessment process is based on the student's personal work and presupposes authenticity of authorship and originality of the exercises completed.

Lack of authenticity of authorship or originality of assessment tests, copying or plagiarism, the fraudulent attempt to obtain a better academic result, collusion to copy or concealing or abetting copying, use of unauthorized material or devices during assessment, inter alia, are offences that may lead to serious academic or other sanctions.

Firstly, you will fail the course (D/0) if you commit any of these offences when completing activities defined as assessable in the course plan, including the final tests. Offences considered to be misconduct include, among others, the use of unauthorized material or devices during the tests, such as social media or internet search engines, or the copying of text from external sources (internet, class notes, books, articles, other students' essays or tests, etc.) without including the corresponding reference.

And secondly, the UOC's academic regulations state that any misconduct during assessment, in addition to leading to the student failing the course, may also lead to disciplinary procedures and sanctions.

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This course can be passed with the activities performed during the year and taking a synthesis test (ST). The combination of the final mark of the continuous assessment activities (CA) and the final mark of the practical (Pr) gives the final continuous assessment mark (FC: CA + Pr).

To be eligible for taking the ST, the final continuous assessment mark (FC) must be equal or greater than 5. The final course mark will be obtained subsequently by crossing the mark of the ST with the FC.

The formula for accrediting the course is as follows: (CA + Pr) + ST.

 
 

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