University of Colorado Boulder
Real-Time Project for Embedded Systems
University of Colorado Boulder

Real-Time Project for Embedded Systems

This course is part of Real-Time Embedded Systems Specialization

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Sam Siewert

Instructor: Sam Siewert

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Advanced level

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48 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Real-time system design concepts and decomposition of functions and indentification of key services

  • De-coupling of I/O from real-time processing to avoid response time over-runs

  • Using AMP design principles with Rate Monotonic policy, analysis and theory

  • Using AMP design principles with best-effort and parallel real-time co-processing

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There are 5 modules in this course

This module provides background on the RTES project including the concept of a "visual synchronome", where a camera is used to synchronize time between an external clock and an embedded computer. The project requires synchronization at both 1 Hz and 10 Hz, where the real-time services must acquire camera frames, select stable (non-blurred) frames and write them to a flash file system. The project requires a good understanding of RMA, real-time scheduling, and design principles for multi-service real-time systems.

What's included

14 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Different design approaches for the RTES project are reviewed in this module including the "shot gun" start, where clock ticks are detected once at the start, the full synchronome continuous tick detection approach, and different options for implementation. RTES project designers must decide on a camera interface, for example a V4L2 (Video for Linux 2) interface to UVC (Universal Video Controller) driver, or an OpenCV interface to a camera.

What's included

7 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review

To ensure that a real-time design is properly implemented, timing analysis based upon system logging and tracing must be used to verify that actual timing compared to theoretical RMA. This module provides and overview of methods and suggests the most efficient methods to debug and verify timing of the RTES project. The module includes a 1 Hz peer review of design and code to assist with RTES project improvement for external clock synchronization using camera images with a ticking analog clock.

What's included

3 videos1 reading1 programming assignment1 peer review

This module covers methods of tracing and profiling for the overall RTES project platform including networking, system profiling, and methods to trace real-time services in particular. The module includes a 10 Hz peer review of design and code to assist with RTES project improvement for external clock synchronization with a digital stopwatch at this higher rate compared to 1 Hz.

What's included

3 videos1 programming assignment1 peer review

The overall RTES project should be completed for this module. Students can review tips and examples for how to prepare their design materials, their RMA, and code for review. The process for inspection to verify and validate the design based upon the RTES project rubric is defined here as well.

What's included

3 videos1 quiz1 peer review

Instructor

Sam Siewert
University of Colorado Boulder
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This course is part of the following degree programs offered by University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted and enroll, your coursework can count toward your degree learning and your progress can transfer with you.

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