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Networked Embedded Systems

6 LP


#40600 / #2

WS 2014/15 - WS 2014/15

Fakultät IV

FT 5

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331200 FG Telekommunikationsnetze

Wolisz, Adam

Handziski, Vlado

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
170090 29654 Networked Embedded Systems

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this module have gained understanding of the basic principles and technologies behind networked embedded systems. The module provides: 40% technical skills, 20% method skills, 30% system skills, and 10% social skills.


The course focuses on network architectures and protocols for Networked Embedded Systems (NES). Embedded systems play an important role in many applications, such as industrial and building automation, automotive and avionic applications, etc. Many of these applications are critical and (hard) real-time, which puts specific constraints on the design of the underlying system software and communication protocols. Individual topics include energy-efficient MAC protocols for sensor networks, software frameworks for automotive applications (OSEK/VDX and AUTOSAR) and communication protocols for networked embedded systems in automotive (CAN and Flexray), industrial automation (PROFIBUS, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, Real-time Ethernet, PROFINET, HART and WirelessHART) and building automation (EIB/KNX, LON and BACNet). More information is available on the web page (see Recommended Reading, Lecture Notes).

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Networked Embedded Systems IV 0432 L339 SS No information 4

Workload and Credit Points

Networked Embedded Systems (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
1. Presence 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
2. Presentation assignments 1.0 45.0h 45.0h
3. Project assignment 1.0 75.0h 75.0h
4. Exam preparation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

IV: lectures, presentations prepared by students followed by the discussion of related papers, project assignment involving development of a practical networked embedded application on real hardware (state-of-the-art prototyping hardware platforms are provided to the students for the duration of the course)

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

The course assumes founded knowledge in networking (e.g., BSc module Kommunikationsnetze), operating systems (e.g. Linux, TinyOS) and embedded programming (e.g. C, C++).

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam:

Portfolio examination



Type of portfolio examination

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Test elements

Name Categorie Duration/Extent
IV class attendance and discussion 25 No information
IV final exam 25 No information
IV project work 25 No information
IV topic presentation 25 No information

Grading scale

No grading scale given

Test description (Module completion)

In total 100 Portfolio points can be obtained. The final module grade will be given according to the §47 (2) AllgStuPO, using grade scheme (Notenschlüssel) 2 of Faculty IV. The individual grades will be obtained as specified in the table below. The form of the final exam will depend on the number of participants: an oral exam takes place for up to 12 students, otherwise the exam is written. The final grade will be obtained as follows:

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in one semester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 25.

Registration Procedures

Examination Office/ QISPOS For more information, visit:

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable

Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:
Lecture slides available at ISIS2 webpage.


Recommended literature
Dominique Paret, Multiplexed Networks for Embedded Systems: CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Safe by Wire, Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, 2007
Gregory Pottie and William Kaiser, Principles of Embedded Networked Systems Design, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005
Holger Karl and Andreas Willig, Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks, Wiley, Chichester, 2005
Richard Zurawski, Embedded Systems Handbook, Second Edition: Networked Embedded Systems, CRC Press, 2009

Assigned Degree Programs

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

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

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


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