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Course INF-65-51-K-6

Power-Aware Embedded Systems (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 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 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 [6] Master (General)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Area of study [INF-ES] Embedded Systems and Robotics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Energy- and power aware systems, self-sufficient and autonomous systems
  • Technological reasons and limits for power consumption
  • Low power data path design
  • Architectural clock- and power gating
  • Power management: RTFS, DFS, DVFS, AVS, etc.
  • Power/energy awareness in OS and applications, power aware compilers
  • Virtual prototyping, estimation, power profiling, development of low-power software
  • Power supply, battery and harvester models
  • Power converters, Low-Power Standby
  • Low-Power Processors, RT/TX (WUR, ZigBee, W6LoPan, Bluethooth, etc.)
  • Embedded Systems for Energy Management


  • J. Rabaey, Low Power Design Essentials, Springer

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Knowledge in C/C++


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-65-51-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-65-51-M-6] Power-Aware Embedded Systems P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[INF-ES_V-KPOOL-6] Lectures of the teaching area Embedded Systems and Robotics