Embedded Systems

Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Architecture of Embedded System and Advance Debugging Tools for Troubleshooting of Embedded System

Activity: Guest Lecture

Title: Architecture of Embedded System and Advance Debugging Tools for Troubleshooting of Embedded System

Date: 26th September, 2018.

Number of students participated: 50+

Year: T.E., B.E.


The lecture started with a basic introduction and a welcome ceremony where a bouquet was handed over to respected Mr. Shirish Joshi. The brief description about him which followed was enough to make the attendees excited about what was going to come next.

The lecture started on a general note, where he explained about what microcontrollers were, What the Embedded Systems Industry expects from engineers, and other related things. He explained how CAN protocol is extremely important for the automobile industry, and how PIC and SAM controllers are the standards in the industry.

He explained JTAG (Joint Tag Address Group) and its applications in debugging. He commented on how EXTC and electronics engineers can easily design a RTOS (Real Time Operating System) while it is very difficult for CS/IT engineers to do the same. He motivated the students to take the advantage of the same and increase their knowledge related to RTOS architecture designing.

He then moved to communication protocols where he explained the serial, I2C and SPI protocols briefly and how the I2C protocol designed by “Phillips” brought the best of SPI and Serial together and reduced the no. of lines required for communication to “2”.

Furthermore, he proceeded to explain how the operating voltage affects the speed of operation of the controller. He then explained where and what his work was, and about the SPIL company which he was a part of. He explained the Timing form and how it is different from a Timing Analysis – The former uses an external clock while the latter uses the internal clock of the LGA. He then showed us these diagrams using the LGA for read and write operations and then ended the lecture on a positive note.

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