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SS 2014 - SS 2014


Networked Embedded Systems


Wolisz, Adam




Fakultät IV

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331200 FG Telekommunikationsnetze

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FT 5

Pannu, Gurjashan Singh


Learning Outcomes

Students completing this module have gained understanding of the basic principles and technologies behind networked embedded systems. The module is principally designed to impart: 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 NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Networked Embedded SystemsIV0432 L339SoSeNo information4

Workload and Credit Points

Networked Embedded Systems (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
1. Presence15.02.0h30.0h
2. Presentation assignments1.045.0h45.0h
3. Project assignment1.075.0h75.0h
4. Exam preparation1.030.0h30.0h
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:

This module has no requirements.

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

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Test elements

1. class attendance and discussion25No informationNo information
2. topic presentation25No informationNo information
3. project work25No informationNo information
4. final exam25No informationNo information

Grading scale

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Test description (Module completion)

The final module grade is a weighted average of the individual grades (Portfolioprüfung). 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

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 25.

Registration Procedures

Examination Office/ QISPOS For more information, visit: http://www.tkn.tu-berlin.de/?106675

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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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

This module is not used in any degree program.

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


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