Topics include data in embedded systems, displays, codecs, processor and bus "flavors", the boot process, real-time scheduling and device drivers.
Zoom link for live class. Instructor: Adam HooverTeaching assistant: John Lawler, email email@example.com Syllabus
|Day||Lecture topics (instructor notes)||Extra references||Lab assigned||Lab due|
|Thursday, 1/13||Introduction, embedded system data types.|
|Tuesday, 1/18||Images, displays. Zoom 2022||An example C program that reads a PPM format image. Coding challenge.|
|Thursday, 1/20||introduction to lab computers||lab 1 - image display. remote learning version. The code stubs for the X version and Windows version of the lab. See above link for images.|
|Tuesday, 1/25||Colormaps, image bits Zoom 2022|
|Thursday, 1/27||Helper programs, test cases Zoom 2022|
|Tuesday, 2/1||RLE codec Zoom 2022||lab 2 - RLE codec. See above link for images.||Lab 1 due. Code must be submitted to canvas by the end of this day. Demo sessions by appointment in Riggs 309.|
|Thursday, 2/3||LZW codec Zoom 2022||Worksheet to practice LZW decoding.||lab 3 - LZW codec. See above link for images.|
|Tuesday, 2/8||Huffman codec Zoom||lab 4 - Huffman codec.
See above link for images.
Partner suggestions solicitied.
|Thursday, 2/10||JPEG codec Zoom 2022||Lab 2 due. Code must be submitted to canvas by the end of this day. Demo sessions by appointment via zoom.|
|Tuesday, 2/15||microcontrollers Zoom 2022|
|Thursday, 2/17||digital signal processors (DSP chips) Zoom 2022|
|Tuesday, 2/22||buses Zoom 2022||Partner teams determined.||Lab 3 due. Code must be submitted to canvas by the end of this day. Demo sessions by appointment via zoom.|
|Thursday, 2/24||triangle rendering Zoom 2022||See John Burkardt's site for a large selection of PLY files. Examples solving a plane-ray intersection. An explanation of using the cross product test to determine if a point is inside a triangle. Help on rotation matrices and how to use them.||lab 5 - triangle rendering. Some PLY files available here.|
|Tuesday, 3/1||graphics processors (GPUs) Zoom 2022||
The relationship between image pixels, rays and triangles.
The concept of a z-buffer.
Using vertex colors during triangle rendering.
The effect of indirect lighting.
How textures are applied to triangles.
|Thursday, 3/3||example presentations: ARM processors and SHARC DSPs. Which is good and which is bad? Zoom 2022||Midterm. Topics solicited.|
|Tuesday, 3/8||JTAG (chip debugging) Zoom 2022||Lab 4 due. Code must be submitted to canvas by the end of this day. Demo sessions by appointment via zoom.|
|Thursday, 3/10||Intellectual Property||midterm topics due|
|Tuesday, 3/15||midterm presentations||Online links to use will be distributed via email/canvas.|
|Thursday, 3/17||midterm presentations||Online links to use will be distributed via email/canvas.|
|Tuesday, 3/22||no class - Spring break|
|Thursday, 3/24||no class - Spring break|
|Tuesday, 3/29||the boot process Zoom 2022||A wiki list of Linux distributions.||lab 6 - booting and the kernel. The manual for the lab. The virtual machine to get you started.||Lab 5 due.
Code must be submitted to canvas by the end of this day.
Demo sessions by appointment via zoom.
|Thursday, 3/31||Microsoft anti-trust case Zoom|
|Tuesday, 4/5||Embedded system development Zoom 2022|
|Thursday, 4/7||device drivers Zoom 2022||lab 7 - device driver. The manual for the lab. The programming guide for the sound card. The sound data to use for the lab.||Lab 6 due. No code turned in. Demo sessions by appointment in Riggs 309.|
|Tuesday, 4/12||real-time O/S Zoom 2022||Scheduling examples.||Final. Topics solicited.|
|Thursday, 4/14||dynamic scheduling protocols Zoom 2022||RMA protocol examples, excerpt from Briand and Roy's book.|
|Tuesday, 4/19||rate monotonic analysis Zoom||What happened on Mars?,
a great example of a scheduling problem.
Video simulation of Mars pathfinder landing.
|lab 8 - rate monotonic analysis.||Lab 7 due. No code turned in. Demo sessions by appointment in Riggs 309.|
|Thursday, 4/21||example embedded system: bite counter Zoom 2022||Final topics due by 12 Noon so that the schedule can be determined and presented during class.|
|Tuesday, 4/26||final presentations|
|Thursday, 4/28||final presentations||Lab 8 due. Code and report must be posted to canvas by the
end of this day.
Final presentation report must be posted to canvas by the end of this day.