MU Electronics Engineering (Semester 7)
Embedded System Design
May 2013
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Total time: --
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

1 (a) Discuss design metric issues faced while designing an embedded system with the help of an example.
5 M
1 (b) Describe addressing modes of MSP430 or ARM7TDMI.
5 M
1 (c) Explain various basic serial communication methods.
5 M
1 (d) Compare software programming in assembly and C programming language.
5 M

2 (a) Describe the operating modes and basic clock modules of MSP430.
10 M
2 (b) Provide description of exceptions in ARM7TDMI (interrupts)
10 M

3 (a) Explain thumb mode of ARM7TDMI core and compare it with normal mode.
10 M
3 (b) With the help of a suitable (block) diagram explain
(i) Graphic LCD.
(ii) RS 232/485
(iii) PWM DC Motor (speed control) interfacing.
10 M

4 (a) With the help of suitable examples, describe following C-program elements:-
(i) Header file.
(ii) Pre-processor directive.
(iii) Macro functions.
(iv) Modifier.
(v) Link-List.
10 M
4 (b) For the given task calculate :-
(i) Waiting time(ii) turnaround time for the Shortest Job First (SJF) and Earliest Deadline First (EDF) scheduling. Comment on the result. All tasks entered ready queue at the same time.
10 M

5 (a) Give need for inter-process communication and synchronization. Describe the methods of the same (IPC) in detail.
10 M
5 (b) What is real time system? Compare RTOS with traditional OS. Discuss interrupts with respect to real time behaviour.
10 M

6 Design a car control embedded system with the following specifications / features:-
(i) It is an electric car
(ii) Steering angle, acceleration, direction (R/F) are inputs from driver
(Iii) It control speed, Left/Right steering, Forward/Backward direction
(iv) Displays speed
For designing above system give/show:-
1) Show block diagram for hardware
2) Software modules/drivers diagram, flowchart
3) FSM/Petrinet model of the system
4) Real time challenges and solutions
5) Suggest hardware and software solutions/tools used
6) Suggest testing, debugging, realtime issues.
20 M

Write short notes on any three:-
7 (a) Discuss and compare various embedded micro-controller core like RISC, CISC, SOC, ARM.
7 M
7 (b) Give features of CAN and explain protocol.
7 M
7 (c) Describe embedded system programming tools like compiler, cross-compiler, integrated development environment, in circuit emulator.
7 M
7 (d) Explain priority inversion problems and solutions.
7 M

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