EECS388 Embedded Systems Fall 2022

Contact Information
Course Description
Lecture Notes
Homework and Quizzes
Previous offerings


Contact List


Prof. Mohammad Alian
Office: 2022EH
Office Hours: Tu,Th 12:15 - 1:00 PM
Email: alian@ku.edu

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

SM Ishraq-Ul Islam
Office: EATN 3002
Lab Time: Monday 8:00 - 9:50AM, Friday 8:00 - 9:50PM
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Email: ishraq@ku.edu

Soma Pal
Office: EATN 3002
Lab Time: Monday 2:00 - 3:50PM, Thursday 8:00 - 9:50AM
Office Hours: Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Email: soma_pg2021@ku.edu

Arin Dutta
Office: EATN 3002
Lab Time: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:50AM, Wednesday 2:00 - 3:50PM
Office Hours: Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Email: arindutta60@ku.edu

Mojahidul Ahsan
Office: EATN 3002
Lab Time: Tuesday 8:00 - 9:50AM, Tuesday 1:00 - 2:50PM
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Email: smmojahidul.ahsan@ku.edu

Supplimental Instructors (SIs) and Graders

Chauncey Hester
Office: EATN 3002
Office Hours: Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Email: chaunceydhesterjr@ku.edu

Christopher Gustanto
Office: EATN 3002
Office Hours: Thursdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Email: cgustanto@ku.edu

Naga Chandrika Indlamuri
Email: cindlamuri@ku.edu

Course Description

Lecture time: Tu, Th 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class: EATN 2

An embedded system is a smart system with special-purpose computation capabilities. You can see examples of embedded systems every day in smart appliances, cars, medical devices, etc. In this course, you are going to learn about the hardware and software architecture of embedded systems. At the end of the course, you will learn how to program a microprocessor to interact with the physical world through sensors and actuators. This course is divided into two parts: lectures and labs. Lectures will teach you the theory about embedded systems, and in the labs you will implement what you learned during the lectures. Here is a (tentative) list of the topics that we will cover in the lectures:

Refer to the course syllabus for additional details

We use Canvas for posting grades and announcements. We use Microsoft Teams for discussion. The lecture notes and course materials will be posted to the course website.

You do not need to study any textbook for this course. However, here is a list of textbooks that you may find helpful to understand the topics better. Please consult with me to give you exact pointers for which chapters in these textbooks are relevant to which topic.

  • (PP) "Introduction to Computing Systems: From Bits and Gates to C and Beyond" by Y. Patt, S. Patel (any edition)
  • (MNN) "AVR Microcontroller and Embedded Systems: Using Assembly and C" by M. Mazidi, Sa. Naimi, Se. Naimi (any edition)
  • (PH) "Computer Organization and Design, a Hardware/Software Interface" by D. Patterson, J. Hennessy (any edition)
  • (AS) Introduction to Embedded Systems - A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach, by Edward Ashford Lee and Sanjit Arunkumar Seshia.

  • Lecture Notes/Videos

    Homework and Quizzes

  • HW 1: [PDF], Solution[pdf], [Due Sep 29 at 10:59 AM]
  • In-class Quiz #13 [PPT]
  • HW 2: [pdf], Solution[pdf] [Due Dec 9 at 11:59 PM on Canvas]
  • HW 3 Optional: [pdf], Solution[pdf] [No Deadline - Optional]

  • Exams

    Midterm exam is scheduled for Thursday October 6th from 11:00AM - 12:30PM. The midterm covers TBD.

    Final exam is on Tuesday Dec 13th from 10:30AM - 1:00PM. The exam will cover all the topics discussed during the semester.

  • Midterm solution[PDF]

  • Labs

    Each student needs to attend one lab section every week. The lab instructions will be uploaded to Canvas before each week.

    Final Project


    Previous offerings

    Fall 2020 Fall 2021