UNC- Charlotte ECGR4892/6185/8185

Advanced Embedded Systems-Spring 2006

Lecture, 2:00-2:50 PM, MWF, Woodward 140

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May 3, 2006

Week of Monday May 1, 2006
  • The project and report is due 8:00 am on Friday, May 12.
  • Your project presentation is Friday.  Make it 15 minutes max, 10 slides max.  Use this PowerPoint template.
Week of Monday April 24, 2006
  • Extra Credit:  IEEE Meeting, Wednesday, 4/26, 12:00 noon in Woodward 120.  Food free to IEEE members (bring your IEEE card or a printout of your receipt for free food, otherwise food is $3).  RSVP to sb.uncc@ieee.org
  • Class on Friday, 4/28/06 is the Robotic Turtle Presentation from 2:45 - 3:00.
  • Those of you that received papers to review Monday, please have them complete by Wednesday.  Use this form to type your comments, and mail the form to me.  Change the name to add the first author at the end, i.e. ReviewForm_Conrad.doc
Week of Monday April 17, 2006
  • Lab 6 is available.  It is due Wednesday 5/3/06 by 1:00 p.m.
  • Lab 5 has been extend to 4/19.
Week of Monday April 10, 2006
  • Extra Credit opportunity:  Wed 4/26, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Work on your lab assignment in WH203 and earn 5 points extra credit.  Alumni will be in the touring from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., so you may need to discuss your project.  Only the first 10 people who sign up are eligible.


Week of Monday April 3, 2006
  • Lab 5 will be available soon.  It is due 4/17/06.
Week of Monday March 27, 2006
  • The Career Expo will be held Wednesday, 3/29 from 9:30 to 3:00.  If you mention my name as referring you to the expo and I win the $250 faculty prize, I promise to buy lots of items for the "prize closet"  :-)
  • The presentation by DuRant Lewis of Atmel is located here.
  • Poster news:  print your own poster before SoutheastCon.  I will hold them
Week of Monday March 20, 2006
  • Lab 4 is now available.  It is due 4/5/06.
  • Read the class notes page for papers to read for the next few classes.
Week of Monday March 13, 2006
  • Dr. Conrad will not have office hours on Tuesday, 3/14.  Please send an email to arrange other times.
  • Extra credit opportunity:  Wireless communications talk:  IEEE 802.15.4 on Thursday, 3/16, 6:00. You MUST RSVP to  
  • Extra credit opportunity:  Engineering Technology is running an event for high school students on Wednesday, 3/15.  They need assistance to show students around, help run event, and guard the cookies (to keep the kids from licking them - no kidding!).  You can earn 5 points extra credit for each 1.5 hour shift you help.  (7:30 - 9, 10-11:30, 12 - 1:30, 1:20-3).  If interested, send an email to Steve Kuyath at sjkuyath@uncc.edu.
  • Read the class notes page for papers to read for the 3/13 and 3/15 classes.
Week of Monday February 27, 2006
  • Extra credit opportunity:  Dr. Conrad will be running an event at the NC Science Olympiad at Johnson C. Smith on Saturday, 3/11, from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..  Extra credit points available!  Contact Dr. Conrad to help.
  • Lab 3 is now available.  It is due 3/15/06.
  • See the notes page for 3/3 lecture papers/info.
Week of Monday February 20, 2006
  • No new announcements
Week of Monday February 13, 2006
  • The project proposal is due 2/17.
  • See the notes page for MSP430 readings for the 2/17 class.
  • Lab 2 is now available.  It is due 2/24/06.
  • Monday 2/20 is a Lab day.  Use the time to work on the MSP Lab.
  • Wednesday, 2/15 is a lab day.  Gajendra will be available in the lab to help.  

Week of Monday February 6, 2006
  • The Intel information session is Tuesday, 2/14/06, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. in Woodward 120.  The primary audience for the talk and intern position: BS and MS candidates in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Computer Science.  We have an intern position in our server Bios / carrier grade Linux, and server management team in addition to the positions in board design.   (Columbia, SC)
  • See the notes section for readings for Friday.
  • Lab 1 is now yet available!  It is due 2/17/06.


Week of Monday January 30, 2006
  • It has been requested that I have regular office hours.  I have therefore changed my office hour policy:  I will hold office hours Tuesday and Thursday, 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.  I will not answer knocks on my door - please respect that when my door is closed, I am likely deep in thought and cannot be disturbed.  You can also schedule an appointment with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
  • Here is a sample of a poster submitted.  Note:  a poster will be due February 13 as a part of your mid-term exam.
  • Lab 1 is not yet available.
  • Here are two examples of resumes:  Sandeep, Guru.


Week of Monday January 23, 2006
  • Poster for SoutheastCon 2006 (Note - you will need to attend the conference): 
    The proposal for posters should include the objectives, a brief description (200 words in MS Word), and a short, professional resume of the author. Please send proposals and resume to Poster Co-Chairs (Co-Chairs: Bruce Walcott (walcott@engr.uky.ed) and Stacy Wilson (stacy.wilson@wku.edu) or John Ventura (jventura@cbu.edu) by February 20, 2006. PowerPoint documents will be sent directly to the Poster Co-Chairs or John Ventura. For  additional information regarding posters, please contact the Poster Co-Chairs. Notification of acceptance to authors will be by February 23, 2006.
  • Here is a sample of a poster submitted.


Week of Monday January 16, 2006
  • Extra credit opportunity:  January 26, 6:00 - "Extreme Project Management".  Go to the Charlotte SPIN website for detail.
  • Your full review (one of three) for the Communications Hub is Due Wednesday, 1/18/06.
  • Try to prepare your review for SoutheastCon by Thursday morning (and see me by noon Thursday).



Week of Monday January 9, 2006
  • Please visit the readings are in the Notes/Readings section for the 1/13/06 design review.
  • Welcome to ECE 4892/6185/8185!  The first day of class is Monday, January 9, 2006
  • This class will be based heavily on the web pages.  For example:
  • Due to the university holiday, there is no class on Monday, January 16.