Embedded Systems Design, 4 credits (TDDI08)

Konstruktion av inbyggda system, 4 hp

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Petru Eles

Director of studies or equivalent

Ola Leifler

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering (Embedded Systems) 6 (Spring 2018) 1 1 English Linköping o
6IELK Engineering Electronics 6 (Spring 2018) 1 1 English Linköping v
6IELK Engineering Electronics (Embedded Systems) 6 (Spring 2018) 1 1 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Electronics

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic courses in digital design, computer architectures, programming.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to address the particular problems concerning the design of complex embedded systems. Modern design methodologies are presented with an emphasis on early design phases, such as modeling, verification and system-level synthesis, not covered by traditional methods.
After completing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Apply modern system-level methods and tools for the design of real-time embedded systems.
  • Use modern modeling, verification and simulation tools in the context of system-level design.
  • Analyze the particular features of the application and select the most appropriate modeling approach.
  • Evaluate the implications of system level design decisions, regarding system architecture, task scheduling and mapping, on the final system performance, cost, and power consumption.
  • Describe the complex interactions between hardware architecture and software implementation.
  • Perform design space exploration using a system-level simulation environment.

Course content

Embedded systems and their design, Design flow, Specification and modeling of embedded systems, Simulation and estimation, Architectures for embedded systems, Mapping and scheduling.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of a series of lectures, lesson and laboratory exercise.


LAB1Laboratory workU, G1.5 credits
TEN1Written examU, 3, 4, 52.5 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för datavetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Ola Leifler


Petru Eles

Course website and other links


Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 42 h
Recommended self-study hours: 65 h

Course literature

Peter Marwedel: "Embedded System Design", Springer, 2nd edition, 2011
Peter Marwedel: "Embedded System Design", Springer, 2nd edition, 2011
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1.5 credits
TEN1 Written exam U, 3, 4, 5 2.5 credits

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