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– I Semester Supplementary Examinations, September, 2008 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONCEPTS ( Common to Embedded Systems/ VLSI System Design/ VLSI & Embedded Systems) Time: 3hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1.a) b)
Briefly explain the processing units of the embedded system. Explain the different levels of languages that are used to develop the embedded software for a system
2.a) Explain the various types of memory devices and their uses in an embedded system. b) How does a decoder help in memory and I/O devices interfacing? Draw four exemplary circuits. 3.a) Explain how serial communication performed using the 12C Bus between the networked multiple devices. b) Explain the computer parallel communication between the networked I/O multiple devices using the ISA, PCI, PCI-X and advanced buses. Explain the working of interrupt mechanisms in the systems with the help of simple examples. Explain about parallel port device drivers in an embedded system. Distinguish between functions, ISRs and tasks by their characteristics Explain shared data problem and its solutions by multiple tasks and routines. Explain an embedded system’s project management aspects. Explain the procedure for testing of hardware by simple LED, an Oscilloscope, Logic analyzer and Bit rate meter. Explain in detail about issues in an embedded system design. Write short notes on any TWO of the following. a) USB Bus b) Virtual Devices ^*^*^ c) Mailboxes.
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