• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

An embedded system is a specialized computer system designed to fulfill a specific purpose, and it typically has higher standards for quality and reliability. Embedded systems can be characterized by their compact size, unobtrusiveness, and portability, as well as their limited power resources. In this course, our primary focus is on studying the design of low-power embedded systems. Throughout the course, we delve into the mechanisms behind power consumption in embedded systems and explore various techniques employed to minimize power usage. Students will engage in hands-on projects where they gain practical experience in observing and measuring power consumption across different operational modes of an embedded system. Additionally, they will learn how to implement strategies to effectively reduce power consumption. Efficient power management is crucial for embedded systems, as it directly impacts their longevity and functionality. The course aims to provide students with a solid foundation in understanding power consumption within embedded systems. Moreover, we examine existing solutions to address the challenges associated with designing low-power embedded systems.

Learning Objectives

Describe the process of power consumption in embedded systems. Elucidate diverse design techniques aimed at mitigating power consumption across different levels of the design. Classify emerging technologies that can address power constraints effectively. Engage in practical exercises to implement low-power design techniques and gain hands-on experience.

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