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Course EIT-EIS-573-K-4

Architecture of Digital Systems II (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP
2 V Lecture 28 h 48 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h 30 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [EIT-EIS] Electronic Design Automatization
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Design flow, tools and methodologies for embedded system design
  • Microprocessor instruction sets
  • Mechanisms and infrastructures for communication within embedded systems. Interrupts, buses, bus hierarchies
  • Fundamentals of multi-tasking, inter-process communication
  • Multiprocessing fundamentals (computing architectures, cache coherence problem)
  • Mechanisms and infrastructures for communication between embedded systems, examples of standard network protocols


  • Wayne Wolf. Computers as Components – Principles of Embedded Computing System Design, Morgan Kaufmann
  • Patterson/Hennessy. Computer Organization and Design – The Hardware/Software-Interface, Morgan Kaufmann
  • Hennessy/Patterson. Computer Architecture - A Quantitative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann


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References to Course [EIT-EIS-573-K-4]

Module Name Context
[EIT-EIS-573-M-4] Architecture of Digital Systems II P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP