EMBEDDED SYSTEM HARDWARE

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Code
94785
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 9269 Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

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

Office hours: By appointment after direct contact with the Teacher

Exam Board

GIOVANNI ADORNI (President)

ERMANNO DI ZITTI

PAOLO GASTALDO

RODOLFO ZUNINO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons in class by the Teacher

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
21/12/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
11/01/2022 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
15/02/2022 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
23/06/2022 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
29/07/2022 09:00 LA SPEZIA Esame su appuntamento