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ECE 433/533 – Embedded & Portable Computing Systems (Spring 2009)

Instructor:  Dr. S. M. Loo, Arlen Planting
Office:   MEC 202E, ET 221
Phone:   (208)426-5679, (208)426-4826
Office hours:   by appointment
Contact Info.:    by phone, by email (,

Course Syllabus: Will be posted later

Credit Hours:

ECE 332/332L or instructor’s permission

Comparison of commercially available microcontroller and their use in embedded communications and control applications. Power consumption, software development, inter-processor communication, and interfacing with sensors, actuators, and input/output devices. Use of microcontroller cores implemented in programmable logic devices as an alternative to hardwired microcontrollers. An embedded system project is designed and built.