FYS9220 – Real Time and Embedded Data Systems
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
This course gives and introduction to the design of digital and embedded systems using programmable logic (FPGA technology). This includes hardware description language (VHDL), verification and testing of digital designs, implementation of embedded systems in FPGAs, and the basic properties of Real-time operating systems.
After completing this course:
- you will have good knowledge of the building blocks and functionality of programmable logic devices
- you will have good knowledge of application areas for programmable logic devices
- you will be able to design a basic digital system using a hardware description language like VHDL
- you will be able to perform advanced simulation and synthesis of digital systems for FPGAs
- you will have good knowledge of embedded and Real-Time operating systems, and be able to implement them on an FPGA
Admission to the course
A maximum of 30 students due to laboratory capacity.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
FYS1210 – Elementary Electronics with Project Work and knowledge of at least one high-level programming language.
Knowledge of measurement technology (FYS3230 – Sensors and measurement technology (continued), FYS3231 – Sensors and Measurement Technology) and microprocessor technology (FYS3240 – Data Acquisition and Control) are also recommended.
- 10 credits overlap with FYS4220 – Real Time and Embedded Data Systems.
- 6 credits overlap with IN3160 – Digital system design.
- 6 credits overlap with IN4160 – Digital system design.
The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, the Department of Physics has to be informed no later than the same day (e-mail email@example.com), or else you will lose your place in the course.
The course extends over a full semester with 4 hours of teaching per week (2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of laboratory work).
This course has a project assignment, which must be completed and approved before you can sit the final exam.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
A project assignment must be completed and approved before you can sit the final exam.
- Final oral or written exam (4 hours), which counts 100% towards the final grade.
The form of the exam is decided by the number of students signed up for the course after the registration deadline.
Please note a change in the mandatory work requirements from autumn 2020. Previous mandatory assignments will longer apply.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS4220 – Real Time and Embedded Data Systems
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: