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Module INF-65-51-M-6

Power-Aware Embedded Systems (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-65-51-M-6 Power-Aware Embedded Systems 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-ES] Embedded Systems and Robotics
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-65-51-K-6
Power-Aware Embedded Systems
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 WiSe
  • About [INF-65-51-K-6]: Title: "Power-Aware Embedded Systems"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-65-51-K-6]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-180 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each winter semester
  • Examination number: 66551 ("Power-Aware Embedded Systems")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • 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

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • justify the causes and limits of power consumption for information processing
  • derive advanced techniques at the technology, circuit, software and network level to reduce power consumption
  • derive different levels of abstraction for the analysis and design of power consumption
  • evaluate techniques to minimize power consumption while optimizing the performance of embedded systems,
  • derive suitable criteria for analysing the total energy consumption of a system,
  • identify conceptual problems of energy consumption and justify appropriate measures to eliminate the problems


  • J. Rabaey, Low Power Design Essentials, Springer

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-65-51-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
[EIT-88.A20-SG#2021] M.Sc. European Master in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) [2021] [Free Elective Area] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
[EIT-88.D55-SG#2021] M.Sc. Embedded Computing Systems (ESY) [2021] [Free Elective Area] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-CS-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Computer Science 2022
[GS-CVT-CS-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Computer Science
[INF-SIAK-DT-ENG-MPOOL-6] SIAK Certificate "Digital Transformation" - Modules INF "Engineering"