Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dalhousie University

ECED 4402 - Real Time Systems

Fall 2018

Last updated: 17 September 2018


Instructor

Dr. Larry Hughes
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dalhousie University

Room C-369
Telephone: +1.902.494.3950
E-mail: larry.hughes [at] dal.ca
URL: http://lh.ece.dal.ca

Course overview

ECED 4402 covers many issues relating to the design and implementation of a real-time system, a messaging-passing system, and a real-time application. The hardware being used in the course is the TI TM4C1294NCPDT (Tiva) microcontroller which has the ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) Cortex-M4 as its core.

Course outline

A copy of the course outline is available here.

A copy of Dalhousie's academic regulations is available here.

Class times and room

Tuesday: 11:35 to 12:55 in room D501
Thursdays: 11:35 to 12:55 in room D501

Labs will be held on Tuesday mornings. Room and hours will be announced later.

Office hours

Tuesday: 10:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Thursday: 10:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Outside office-hours or class-time, contact me by email.

Tiva

The course processor, the TI Tiva, is included in your course fee. The processor is available from the electronic workshop.

Using the Tiva:

TI has some tutorials for the Tiva that can be accessed here. (Thanks to Sean for pointing this out.)

Assignments

The course's testing requirements are explained in the following document ECED3403-SoftwareTestingRequirements.pdf

Assignment 1