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Systems and Computer Engineering (SYSC)

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

SYSC 2003 [0.5 credit]

Introductory Real-Time Systems

Principles of event-driven systems. Review of computer organization. Assemblers and linkers. Development of embedded applications. Programming external interfaces, programmable timer. Input/output methods: polling, interrupts. Real-time issues: concurrency, mutual exclusion, buffering. Introduction to concurrent processes.
Precludes additional credit for SYSC 3003 and SYSC 3006.
Prerequisite: SYSC 2001.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory two hours a week.

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