TFE4208 - Embedded Systems Design Project


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2024/2025

Course content

The course is reserved for students specializing in Embedded Systems at study programme "Elektronisk systemdesign og innovasjon" with main profile "Design av digitale og innvevde systemer" . The course gives specialized training in use of modern methods, techniques, and tools for design of embedded systems. At the start of the course, lectures will be given related to the tools and software available in the laboratory for specification, design, verification, and testing of circuits, software and systems. Afterwards, the students carry out a realistic development project in a team. The work includes specification, microcontroller programming, FPGA design, testing, verification, and documentation.

Learning outcome

A Knowledge: The candidate -has specialized knowledge of the design process of an embedded system. -has knowledge of use of state-of-the-art tools for development of hardware and low-level software and and of integration with sensors and actuators. -has good knowledge of how a design project should be run in order to achieve the defined goals within given deadlines. as well as necessary documentation and project management. B Skills: The candidate -is able to work with a problem statement that is defined at an abstract level only. -is able to develop, debug, and correct bugs in advanced systems that includes reconfigurable logic and on microcontrollers with software. C General competence: the candidate -can work in a group with a project that has a abstract goal. -can make decisions based on limited information, tolerating these decisions when they turn out to be suboptimal. -can evaluate her/his own choices when additional information becomes available and improve the solution if possible.

Learning methods and activities

The project work will be carried out in groups of a size suited for the assignment and performed in a design laboratory.

Further on evaluation

Retake of the course will require new participation/deliverables in all activities.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electronics System Design and Innovation (MTELSYS)

Required previous knowledge

The student must be enrolled in specialization "Design of digital and embedded systems".

Required courses: TFE4141 Design of digital systems 1 and TDT4258 Low-Level Programming. Contact the department if you, e.g., due to a stay abroad, do not have these courses, but have equivalent knowledge.

Course materials

Announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


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