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MF1043 Microcomputers in Embedded Systems 9.0 credits

Microcomputers used in mechanical systems and other products. Design and programming of embedded microcomputer systems included in such products.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF1043 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Determining specification requirements for microcomputer based products. System components: CPU, memory, interface circuits. Development tools for designing and testing. Development of a product prototype.

Intended learning outcomes

To provide students with a fundamental understanding of how microcomputers are used in mechanical systems and other products. The student should acquire the ability to design and program embedded microcomputer systems included in such products.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Qualified for grade 3and MF1016/4F1816

Recommended prerequisites

MF1016 (4F1816)


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Course material developed at tje department.

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


  • INL1 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 5.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved labcourse (LAB1; 4,5 hp)
Approved project and report (PRO1; 4,5 hp).

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 web

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Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Dynamik och rörelsestyrning MF2007 och Inbyggda styrsystem MF2008


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