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Undergraduate Course: Embedded Mobile and Wireless Systems (EWireless) 5 (ELEE11083)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will explain the architecture of advanced wireless and Mobile systems making use of embedded processor. The course will also enable the students how to design and develop such systems targeting new applications.
Course description Introduction to the course

Mobile and Wireless System Evolution. Mobile and Wireless System Architecture. Mobile and Wireless System Firmware
Embedded Processor architecture in Mobile Systems.

Application specific processors in mobile Systems. Programming model and embedded software design. Operating System Architecture.
Programming Model.

APIs and Interfaces. Sensors
Wireless communication protocols and drivers.

Communication blocks such as Antennas and associated units. Location technology and drivers.
Mobile and Wireless System Programming Model.

Location programming model. The Android Framework. Design of Applications.
Hardware design for functionality.

Software design.

Hardware and software optimization for power, speed, efficiency.

Example Applications.

Design examples
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Engineering Software 2 (ELEE08017)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 155 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination (80%) Coursework (20%)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to: appreciate the hardware architecture of modern mobile phones, tables, and emerging mobile and wireless smart electronic systems such as wearables. Understand the firmware and software architecture for embedded wireless and mobile systems. Understand the programming model associated with mobile and wireless systems. Understand the various Interfaces such as Application Peripheral Interfaces (APIs) associated with various hardware components of the mobile and wireless systems such as sensors for example. Understand the various Interfaces such as Application Peripheral Interfaces (APIs) associated with various software components of the mobile and wireless systems at the operating system and application levels. Appreciate an example echo system such as Google┐s Android Operating system and framework. Be able to design new components and applications for the above systems. Will be able to design a basic embedded mobile systems with sensors and APIs Will be able to design and develop modules/applications or applications using the various sensors with a smart mobile phone as an example. Will be able to design and develop modules/applications using the various wireless protocol drivers, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, etc. Appreciate whether their new modules and applications could be exploited deeper within the smart system firmware structure. Appreciate how various services (e.g. cloud based services) could exploit their developed software modules and applications.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsEmbedded,Mobile,Wireless,Android,Design Software
Course organiserDr Tughrul Arslan
Tel: (0131 6)50 5592
Course secretaryMiss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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