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EMBEDDED SYSTEM HARDWARE

CODE 94785
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 1st year of 9269 INGEGNERIA MECCANICA - PROGETTAZIONE E PRODUZIONE(LM-33) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The student learns the architecture of an Embedded System, with a focus on integration and interfacing strategies of microcontrollers with sensors, fields bus, IoT devices, and dedicated electronic devices in general. Another objective is to get acquainted with the analysis procedures of the critical aspects in both the design of E.S. (power, size, cost, performance, adaptiveness) and related firmware, including bus and standards for higher-level interoperation. Learning targets will also be pursued by practical demonstrations during lessons with inexpensive devices and advanced sensing devices.

     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Capability to design and program electronic systems based on microcontrollers

    Technical skills about the HW configuration of IoT systems 

    The learning outcomes will be verified through a battery of tests, issued in both closed and open form, which will enable to verify the correct acquisition of the knowledge and technical competences covering the whole class program.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons in class by the Teacher

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    A) General aspects on Embedded Systems (E.S.) - what is an E.S. and what it's meant for
    - Definition of E.S.
    - Features and aims: what are the differences between E.S. and conventional computer systems - why do E.S. exist
    - Applications of E.S.

    B) Architectures of E.S. (How an E.S. is organized and how it operates)
    - Electronis devices (typical constituting devices in E.S.)
    - Architecture (how E.S. are organized from a logical/circuit perspective)
    - Real-time performance (definition and issues in real-time E.S.)

    C) Design of E.S. (How an E.S. is made)
    - Computational dimension (speed and computational power)
    - Power dimension (power consumption, power sources, regulation)
    - Sensor dimension (sensor interfacing, sensor families, analog/digital technologies)
    - Actuator dimension  (interfacing to motors and actuators)
    - Communication dimension (high/low data exchange - bus)

    D) E.S. in Mechatronics (How an E.S. integrates in a mechatronic system)
    - Typical interfacing technologies (CAN bus, ProfiBus / ProfiNet)
    - Realization  features (energy, EM, power, speed, real-time performance)

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GIOVANNI ADORNI (President)

    ERMANNO DI ZITTI

    PAOLO GASTALDO

    RODOLFO ZUNINO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Tests and open questions allow to verify the successful acquisition of both technical competence and design capabilities; at the same time, the exam confirms the proper acquisition of a correct awareness about the various scopes that characterize the analysis and HW design of Embedded Electoric Systems. 

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes