450-4012/04 – Embedded Control Systems (VRS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Prauzek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Prauzek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 0+16

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with microcontrollers, its peripherals and implementation of this technology in embedded control systems. The content of the most lectures and exercises is about the microcontroller itself and its peripherals in detail. The students are able to choose suitable technical equipment for the given task and they can program the microcontroller and configure its peripherals, which will allow to implement the specified control algorithms.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


The subject deals with application of microcontrollers in applications of embedded control systems. The subject describes the architecture of the selected microcontroller and also describes the peripherals that the microcontroller contains. These are in particular the technology of digital and analogue connection with the surroundings, timing concepts, communication and other advanced peripherals. The scope of the exercises is then mastery of technical resources and programming microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex M.

Compulsory literature:

Dean, Alexander G. Embedded systems fundamentals with ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers : a practical approach. Cambridge: ARM Education Media, 2017. Berger, A. Embedded systems design. Vyd. 1. San Francisco: CMP Books, 2002, 237 s. ISBN 1-57820-073-3.

Recommended literature:

Zhu, Yifeng. Embedded Systems with ARM® Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers in Assembly Language and C. E-Man Press, LLC, 2014. Ganguly, Amar K. Embedded Systems : Design, Programming and Applications. Oxford: Alpha Science International Ltd, 2014

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of study: test individual project Conditions for credit: The student is classifying on base 1 test 5-20 points and individual project 5-20 points. Award of 14 th. week. Condition for receiving is min. 10 points, maximum of receiving points is 40. Examination - Writing part - Closing test - 20-40 points. Oral part 10-20 point. Total classification 51-100 points according study rules.


Other requirements

There are not defined other requirements for students


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Timetable of lectures: 1. Embedded control systems: basic specification and current trends in embedded systems, summary of microprocessor and microcontroller theory. 2. Microcontroller: core ARM Cortex M, microcontroller topology a specification. 3. Basic microcontroller configuration: clock signal, watchdog, JTAG, power supply system, reference voltages, package, basic configuration registers. 4. Configuration of input and output interface: configuration registers, electrical characteristic of a port, PORT and GPIO peripherals. 5. Interrupt system in ARM Cortex M, interrupt controller (NVIC), interrupt sources, priority, vector, handler. Internal connection of microcontroller peripherals. 6. Counters and timers: SysTick, periodic interrupt timers, advanced timers, real time timers, low-power timers. 7. Signal digitalization in microcontroller: AD converters and their configuration, synchronization, multiplexing and correct implementation. 8. Other analogue peripherals: DA converters and analog comparator. 9. Basic communication peripherals and their configuration: UART, I2C, SPI. Communication with external memory. 10. Advanced communication interfaces: USB, Ethernet and wireless communication standards. 11. Direct memory access (DMA): Usage methods and peripheral configuration. 12. Low-power methods: low power modes, duty cycling, wake-up scheduling. 13. Modern trends in embedded control systems, review of modern technologies. 14. Final lecture, summary of subject knowledge, preparation for exam. The practical exercises in the laboratory will be in line with the lectures in the following areas: - Basic introduction to ARM Cortex M technology and system configuration of a microcontroller - Peripherals and their configurations: I / O interface, interrupt system, counters and timers, analogue-to-digital converters, digital-analog converters, analog comparators, UART, SPI, I2C interface, direct memory access. - Implementation of tasks based on knowledge of peripherals, combination of peripheral use in application practice.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  15
        Examination Examination 60  15 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 80% attendance at the exercises

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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