Day 3

Common lecture

The morning lecture was taken by Prof. Gadre continuing with TALK -1: Introduction to Embedded System Design. At first, emphasis was laid on understanding the different terminologies involved such as microprocessor, microcomputer, microcontroller and SoC (System on chip) and how we differentiate one from the other. The associated development tools such as assembler, compiler, debugger, emulator and evaluation kit were introduced.

Next in line were the two different types of instruction set architecture for the processors – CISC and RISC. CISC stands for Complex Instruction Set Computer whereas RISC for Reduced Instruction Set Computer. The advantages and drawbacks of one over the other were discussed.

The evolution of the microcontrollers beginning from 4 and 8 bits to as it stands today (16, 32 and 64 bits) was discussed.

Then Professor introduced a very fascinating idea of Six Box Model of an Embedded System in which he categorized every element of an embedded system into these under mentioned six boxes. Numerous input and output peripherals were discussed in great detail.

Six Box Model

Six-Box Model of an Embedded System

Post lunch – EAGLE CAD

Post lunch session was taken by Abhishek Kapoor. He continued with the lecture on various tools necessary for making a schematic in EAGLE. After tea break, participants were introduced to the most interesting aspect of this CAD tool-Routing the board layout of a schematic.

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