TTK4147 - Real-time Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 30/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours C

Course content

Necessary computer hardware knowledge. Important issues from operating systems. Analysis of time requirements, resource allocation, principles of resource management within time bounds. Viability analysis and evaluation of requirements for runtime systems for embedded realtime systems. Distributed real-time and data aquisition systems. Analysis and custom for realtime applications. Practical skill in programming of real-time systems.

Learning outcome

- Extensive knowledge about principles and methods for resource-analysis for embedded- and real-time systems.
- Good knowledge of the relevant mechanisms and methods in operating systems and hardware that have influcence on real-time aspects.
- Good knowledge about principles and methods for design and construction of embedded- and real-time systems.
- Knowledge about analysis of physical systems as a basis for design of real-time systems.

- Practical skill in design, construction and implementation of embedded- and real-time systems.
- Independently be able to do small development-projects, and actively contribute to larger.
- Be able to analyze problems and contribute with new directions.

General competence:
- Communicate topics related to real-time systems with both specialists and the community.
- Have concious attitude to how real-time systems can influence health, safety and the environment.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory work, computer exercises, practical programming and mid term test.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio evaluation is the basis for the final grade in the subject. Parts of the portfolio are final exam in writing 70% and exercises and laboratory work 30%. The result for each part is given in percentage units, while evaluation of the entire portfolio (the final grade) is given as a letter. To pass the course, all parts of the exam must be evaluated and given a passed grade level.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken if not passed.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Textbook will be announced at start of the semester. Supplemented by lecture notes published by the department.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TDT4186 2.0 01.09.2009
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 6
No.of specialization hours: 3

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Engineering Cybernetics



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 70/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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