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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 4

Proceedings of the E2LP 2014 Workshop

Design of a Platform for Teaching Embedded Systems Engineering

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2014F669

Citation: Proceedings of the E2LP 2014 Workshop, Vlado Sruk, Roman Szewczyk, Miodrag Temerinac (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 4, pages 2124 ()

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Abstract. This paper presents the design of a platform for teaching majority of courses in the embedded computer engineering curriculum. The learning platform is a result of the E2LP project whose main idea is to provide a unified platform which will cover a complete process for embedded computer systems learning. The main body of the platform is the base board with FPGA connected to a wide range of interfaces -- audio, video, communication, memory and user I/O. Additionally the base board can be connected to one extension board via the standardized Mezzanine interface. Extension boards broaden the range of applications of the platform beyond digital system design and allow the platform to be used in the entire computer engineering curriculum. The first application of the platform in laboratory exercises has shown a positive acceptance of the platform by students.