Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:55 pm to 2:45 pm
Location: Larsen Hall 239
Instructor: Ann Gordon-Ross
Office: 221 Larsen Hall
Office Hours: MW 11:45 to 1 (or by appointment on Monday and Wednesday only)
Visit E-Learning. Note, I will only use E-learning to distribute test solutions.
An embedded system is any computing system other than traditional computer systems. Embedded system examples include set-top boxes, digital cameras, toaster ovens, alarm systems, automotive systems, cell phones, etc. Embedded systems is one of the fastest growing areas in computing and one of the most exciting given the vast variety of applications, many of which have high impact on human life such as improved pace makers and artificial limbs.
This course will cover an introduction to embedded system design. Embedded system design is a unique field in that it requires expertise in both hardware design and software design. We will explore embedded systems using a unified approach, exploring both hardware and software design simultaneously.
Letter grades will be assigned roughly according to the standard 90/80/70/60 scale out of 100 percentage points overall, with a 90 and above corresponding to an A, 80 and above to a B, 70 and above to a C, 60 and above to a D, and less than 60 to an F. +/- grades will also be given where appropriate and available. Students are not competing against one another, but rather against this scale -- all students can get good grades if all do well. I may scale ("curve") an individual item ONLY if it HELPS the class and I feel that scaling is appropriate given the cirmcumstances.
Absolutely no late work is accepted. Regrades must be submitted within one week of returned materials.
In this course, you will be required to create a study group. Groups must consist of exactly 3 students, with one group of 4 (the first request I get for a group of 4 will be the only one that I accept). You will work together on homework assignments and the class presentation. You will turn in only one homework assignment and one class presentation per group and you may not collaborate with any other group. Similar homeworks across different groups will be awarded a 0. Please use the E-learning discussion group to find a study group if you don't know enough students
All students admitted to the University of Florida have signed a statement of academic honesty committing themselves to be honest in all academic work and understanding that failure to comply with this commitment will result in disciplinary action. This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a UF student and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this course and all others.
Attendance is not mandatory and I will not be taking roll. You are expected to be responsible enough to determine whether or not you need to come to class. I have collected data in past courses I have taught and based on the chart shown here, you can see that grade is highly correlated to attendance. Choose wisely! Even though I am providing the lecture slides on line, I will augment the slides with information that I present in class. If you don't come, you will miss it.
Please remember to turn your phones off during lecture. Absolutely no phone conversations can take place during lecture. It is distracting to both the students and to me.
Communication with the instructor and/or TAs
When sending email to the instructors and/or TAs, please remember that many students have the same name, and instructors/TAs may be involved in more than one course. So please use your full name, preferably including your student ID number, and be as specific as you can (list the course, section, etc. -- whatever is relevant to your communication). Please try to be professional and use reasonable grammer and formatting. Also, please include the course number in brackets in your subject (i.e. [EEL6935]) so that I can sort my email.
Make-up Exam Policy
Missed exams cannot be made up except in the case of a documented medical emergency.
Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide the student with documentation that he/she must provide to the course instructor when requesting accommodation
All faculty, staff and students of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to uphold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity