AME 3623: Embedded Real-Time Systems
(Spring 2012)

This course provides an introduction to integrated hardware/software solutions in computational systems with sensing and actuation. Today, devices including microwave ovens, VCRs, high-speed trains, automobiles, cochlear implants, and artificial limbs routinely employ a variety of embedded microcontrollers for process control. We will explore the concepts fundamental to these applications while designing and building our own robot controllers.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

This is a very hands-on class: every student will be involved in the design, implementation, and programming for the laboratory exercises. Note that this component of the class will involve a non-trivial amount of time; students should plan their schedules accordingly.

Topics will include:

Instructor: Andrew H. Fagg Office: DEH 243
Email: fagg --
Phone: 325-8606
Office Hours

Teaching assistant: Andrew Kooiman
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Office Hours

Lecture Time: T/Th 9:00-10:15
Lecture Location: Devon Energy Hall 130
Lab location: Felgar Hall 300

Textbooks: as there is not an appropriate, comprehensive textbook available, we will be drawing our readings from the net and from part of one textbook. This textbook and several optional supplementary textbooks are listed below:

Important Pages

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