ECE/CS 3720
Embedded System Design
(also meets with ECE 6960/2 and CS 6968)

Course description

Introduction to issues in embedded system design using microcontrollers. Topics include: microcontroller architecture, embedded software design, interrupt synchronization, timing generation and measurement, serial and parallel I/O interfacing, and analog interfacing.

Teaching staff

Instructor: Dr. Chris Myers (email:myers).

Teaching assistants: Travis Johnson (email:tg_johnson) and Jared Millington (email:jmillin2001)

Send questions to: teach-ece3720

Class email list: ce3720
Note: ADD vlsigroup DOT ece DOT utah DOT edu to each address above except the TAs which use


CS/EE 3700 and CS/EE 3810. In particular, you are expected to have knowledge of the following subjects:


Embedded Microcomputer Systems: Real Time Interfacing

Microcontroller Information


ECE 6960/2 and CS 6968 Students

Meeting Times

Class Lecture 12:25pm - 1:45pm Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers EMCB 102
Office Hours 11:45pm - 12:15pm Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers MEB 4112
Office Hours 1:45pm - 2:15pm Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers MEB 4112
Office Hours 12:05pm - 3:05pm Friday Travis MEB 2265
Office Hours 2pm - 5pm Monday Jared MEB 2265
Lab Section 1 3:05pm - 6:05pm Friday Travis MEB 2265
Lab Section 2 2pm - 5pm Tuesday Jared MEB 2265
Lab Section 3 2pm - 5pm Thursday Jared MEB 2265
Lab Section 4 3:05pm - 6:05pm Wednesday Travis MEB 2265

Labs and Lab Reports

Labs begin the week of January 16th.

Prelab checked at the beginning of your lab section. Working lab should be checked off during your lab section. Lab reports due to TA at beginning of your next lab section. Put your lab section number on all lab reports. There is NO provision for turning in late lab reports. Lab reports will be returned in your next lab section. If you have a question regarding your grade, please contact the grader for that assignment to address the issue. All labs reports and exams are assumed to be correctly graded one week after they are returned. After the one week has lapsed, no changes will be considered.

Lab is currently open from 7:30am to 6:05pm, but it will be open 24/7 with card key access soon.


All files are in a pdf format. These can be viewed and printed using Adobe's Acrobat Reader.


Sample Exams

These exams were used last year.

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