182.738 Real-Time Systems (for Electrical Engineering)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to construct and model safety-critical hard real-time systems, by using and working with time-dependent information, clock synchronization, real-time scheduling, timing analysis and real-time communication.

Cognitive and practical result: after completion of the course, students are able to analyse timing requirements and construct real-time computer systems.

Results in Social competence, qualifications in innovation and creativity: students are able to construct dependable real-time computer systems and increase the dependability of real-time computer systems.

Subject of course

  • Foundations: real-time systems, time-dependent information, logical and temporal order
  • Modeling of RTS: state and event, components, interfaces, real-time information
  • Real-time communication, communication protocols for RTS
  • Clock synchronization
  • Fault tolerance in real-time systems
  • Real-time operating systems: task structure, resource management, I/O, scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis of tasks
  • Energy consumption and energy management in RTS
  • RTS design: architectural styles and models, composability, design principles, certification

Teaching methods

Presentation of theory and examples in a number of lectures.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS breakdown: 1.5 ECTS = 37.5 hours; 24 lectures, 12.5 preparation and study, 1 exam.

This couse will be held on site. In addition, the lecture will be streamed and recorded. The link to the live stream as well as the lecture recordings and slides will be made available via TUWEL. Please visit the TUWEL page of course 182.713.

For exam dates and registration, see course 182.713.



Course dates

Wed17:00 - 19:0002.03.2022 - 15.06.2022Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Real-Time Systems (for Electrical Engineering) - Single appointments
Wed02.03.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed09.03.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed16.03.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed23.03.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed30.03.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed06.04.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed27.04.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed04.05.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed11.05.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed18.05.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed25.05.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed01.06.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed08.06.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Wed15.06.202217:00 - 19:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture

Examination modalities

Written or oral exam on site. When COVID measures are operational and on-site exams are not allowed, exams are held as oral online-exams.
For online exams you need a device that runs ZOOM, with bi-directional video and audio transmission.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2022 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 504 Master programme Embedded Systems


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Foundations of digital systems, theoretical computer science and logic, probability theory and stochastic processes, computer architectures and operating systems, microcontrollers and operating systems.