This unit builds on the concepts and techniques of digital and analogue circuit design, and microcontroller-based development acquired in the 2nd year of the course. Topics include embedded system design utilising microcontrollers, FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs, advanced digital and analogue circuit design, PCB design and manufacture, low voltage power management design, embedded software development, digital filter and mixed signal design. In addition, students will gain an understanding of analysis and selection of architectures and systems analysis and fault finding.
|Unit name||Embedded Systems|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Benjamin Millar|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Design embedded systems using microprocessors, FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs
- Design power supply and management circuits for low voltage systems
- Write software optimised for embedded systems
- Resolve Electronic faults through circuit analysis
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PrerequisitesENG741 Analog Electronics|ENG746 Digital Electronics|KAA109 Engineering Problem Solving and Data Analysis
Online content and weekly 0.5h mentoring sessions.
|Assessment||Exam (40%)|Power Supply Design (15%)|DSP or GPU Selection (15%)|Mechatronic system design and build with microcontroller (15%)|Mechatronic system design and build with FPGA (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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