CENG2400 Embedded System Design


Course code CENG2400
Course title Embedded System Design
Course description This course introduces the techniques for building embedded systems such as the use of microprocessors, interfacing memory systems and timing control of digital signals. It also discusses peripheral input/output interfacing methods such as: timer, serial and parallel interfaces, analog-to-digital conversion, polling, interrupt and device driver developments. Assembly language programming will also be introduced: concepts of addressing modes, data manipulation, control flow instructions, programme linkage and relation to high level languages.
本科介紹構建嵌入式系統之方法,如微處理機使用、存儲器接口和控制信號的處理技術等;亦會討論外設輸入/ 輸出接口如:定時器、串行和並行接口、模擬到數字轉換、輪 詢、中斷和設備驅動程序等。相關軟件方面包括彙編語言編程知識如:尋址模式概念、數據處理、控制流指令使用、程序聯動及與高級語言之關係等。
Unit(s) 3
Course level Undergraduate
Pre-requisites ENGG2020 or ENGG2120 or ESTR2104
Exclusion ESTR2100
Semester 1
Grading basis Graded
Grade Descriptors A/A-:  EXCELLENT – exceptionally good performance and far exceeding expectation in all or most of the course learning outcomes; demonstration of superior understanding of the subject matter, the ability to analyze problems and apply extensive knowledge, and skillful use of concepts and materials to derive proper solutions.
B+/B/B-:  GOOD – good performance in all course learning outcomes and exceeding expectation in some of them; demonstration of good understanding of the subject matter and the ability to use proper concepts and materials to solve most of the problems encountered.
C+/C/C-: FAIR – adequate performance and meeting expectation in all course learning outcomes; demonstration of adequate understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
D+/D: MARGINAL – performance barely meets the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of partial understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
F: FAILURE – performance does not meet the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of serious deficiencies and the need to retake the course.
Learning outcomes Student will be able to
1. design, implement, program and debug microprocessor-based embedded systems to solve real life problems;
2. write assembly language programs;
3. interface an embedded system with other devices such as integrated circuit devices and displays.
(for reference only)
Essay test or exam: 50%
Short answer test or exam: 25%
Lab reports: 20%
Presentation: 5%
Recommended Reading List 1. Furber, ARM System-on-Chip Architecture, 2000
2. Web-based data sheets and teaching materials


CENGN programme learning outcomes Course mapping
Upon completion of their studies, students will be able to:  
1. identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering problems (K/S); TM
2. design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs (K/S);
3. receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer engineering solutions in a global and societal context (K/V);
4. communicate effectively (S/V);
5. succeed in research or industry related to computer engineering (K/S/V);
6. have solid knowledge in computer engineering, including programming techniques, circuit design, micro-system prototyping, solid state device development, algorithms and theory, etc. (K/S); TP
7. integrate well into and contribute to the local society and the global community related to computer engineering (K/S/V);
8. practise high standard of professional ethics (V);
9. draw on and integrate knowledge from many related areas (K/S/V);
Remarks: K = Knowledge outcomes; S = Skills outcomes; V = Values and attitude outcomes; T = Teach; P = Practice; M = Measured