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Embedded Operating Systems

6 LP


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SS 2017 - WS 2018/19

Fakultät IV

EN 6

Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik

34355100 FG S-Professur Security in Telecommunications

Heiß, Hans-Ulrich

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POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
4330 24954 Embedded Operating Systems
60830 18091 Embedded Operating Systems

Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully finished this module have an advanced knowledge of operating systems for embedded systems. They are aware of the specific design aspects (like realtime behavior, energy consumption, schedulability, fault tolerance) and know of their interdependencies.


Embedded OS: Requirements for embedded systems; example application areas; embedded processor architecture; realtime scheduling; worst case execution time estimation, schedulability analysis; Dependable Systems: Basic notions and quantities, failure models, fault trees, availability analysis for composition, Byzantine protocols.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Dependable Systems VL 0432 L 592 WS No information 2
Embedded Operating Systems VL 0432 L 595 SS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Dependable Systems (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Preparation and follow-up 15.0 3.0h 45.0h
Presence 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
75.0h (~3 LP)

Embedded Operating Systems (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Preparation and follow-up 15.0 3.0h 45.0h
Presence 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
75.0h (~3 LP)

Course-independent workload:

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Examination preparation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
30.0h (~1 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The lecture conveys the material in traditional form.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic (undergraduate) course on operating systems is required to follow the lectures.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam:

Oral exam




30 minutes

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in 2 semesters.

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

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Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Additional information:


Recommended literature
C.M. Krishna, K.G. Shin, Real-Time Systems, McGraw-Hill, 1997
D.K. Pradhan (Ed.): Fault Tolerant Computer Systems, Prentice Hall, 1996
D.P. Siewiorek, R.S. Swarz: The Theory and Practice of Reliable Systems Design, Digital Press, 1995
Jane W. S. Lui, Real-Time Systems, Prentice Hall, 2000
Stallings, W.: Operating Systems, 5th ed., Prentice Hall, 2004
T. Anderson, P.A. Lee: Fault Tolerance: Principles and Practice, Prentice Hall, 1982
Tanenbaum, A.; Woodhull, A.: Operating Systems Design and Implementation, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, 2006

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following modulelists:

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


The module is offered every year. Students can start the module every semester either with the lecture Dependable Systems or with the lecture Embedded Operating Systems .