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IL2206 Embedded Systems 7.5 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus IL2206 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Design process for embedded systems. Design requirements.
  • The platform for embedded systems and its components.
  • Analysis and optimisation of software for embedded systems.
  • Periodic process model, basic scheduling algorithms and scheduling analysis.
  • Parallel processes and communication mechanisms.
  • Realtime operating systems.
  • Acceleration of the system through additional hardware. Co-design of hardware and software.

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student should be able to

  • describe the fundamental structure of the platform for embedded computer systems and explain cooperation between the software and the hardware components
  • analyse how architecture and implementation decisions influence the performance in an embedded system
  • use basic models and analytical methods for embedded realtime systems
  • develop software for simple embedded real time systems

in order to obtain a good understanding of the design process for embedded systems and basic methods and technologies for the design of embedded systems.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in Programming equivalent ID1018 Programming I, or DD1337 programming or DD1316 Programming techniques and C.

Completed course in computer engineering equivalent IS1200 Computer Hardware Engineering, basic course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies



Ingo Sander

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: