Dr. Durant: CS-280 Embedded Systems Software (Spring 2006)

Course description and outcomes [no longer available online]

Detailed learning objectives

Outline of topics and labs

Software tools for labs

Practice problems


No textbook is required for this course. However, each student is required to purchase a FOX11 kit with keypad and display. These are available in the bookstore and will be used in CS-384 and perhaps other classes in the junior and senior years.

You will need a copy of a Motorola reference guide, which will be distributed in class. It is also available in PDF, as is a more comprehensive reference manual:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Section 3 Lecture 1
4:00-4:50 P.M.
  Lecture 2
4:00-4:50 P.M.
3:00-4:50 P.M.
Lecture 3
4:00-4:50 P.M.


Quizzes will be given most Fridays. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. No make-up quizzes will be given.

Course policies

Grading algorithm

Labs 35%
Quizzes 10%
Higher Test 20%
Lower Test 10%
Final Exam 25%