Embedded systems design (2009/2010)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Franco Fummi
Franco Fummi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2nd Semester dal Mar 1, 2010 al Jun 15, 2010.

Lesson timetable

2nd Semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I  
Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall I  
Friday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM laboratorio Laboratory Alfa  

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is the presentation of some design automation techniques for embedded systems covering the entire design flow through modeling, verification, synthesis and testing. The most important design languages are introduced such as the most advanced EDA tools.


Introduction to embedded systems.

Embedded systems modeling.

Embedded systems design alternatives.

System-level design.

Transactional Level Modeling (TLM) by using SystemC.

Assertion-based verification.

Platform-based design.

Embedded software design.

HW/SW/NET co-simulation.

Register transfer level (RTL) hardware description languages (VHDL/SystemC).

Automatic synthesis from RTL designs.

The problem of testing.

The problem of dependability.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Franco Fummi, Mariagiovanna Sami, Cristina Silvano Progettazione Digitale (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill 2007 8838663521

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination and practical design.

Teaching aids


Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Outcomes Exams Outcomes Percentages Average Standard Deviation
Positive 66.66% 28 0
Rejected --
Absent --
Ritirati --
Canceled 33.33%
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 25.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Data from AA 2009/2010 based on 6 students. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.