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  • Project, part A, B
  • Homework #3 pdf
  • Lecture #11 ppt pdf
  • SystemC Examples pdf zip
  • Getting Started with SystemC pdf
  • SystemC Version 2.0 User's Guide pdf
  • Functional Specification for SystemC 2.0 pdf


Welcome to the course web page for CprE 588: Embedded Computer Systems for the Spring 2009 semester. Use the links on the top to navigate to the various sub-pages. While much of the course material will be found here, we will also be using WebCT to facilitate online discussion, to handle homework and project submission, and for grading.



  Professor Joseph Zambreno
    Room: 327 Durham
    Phone: (515) 294-3312
    Email: zambreno AT iastate DOT edu
    Office Hours: by appointment

Teaching Assistant

  Ramon Mercado
    Room: 2201 Coover
    Email: rmercado AT iastate DOT edu
    Office Hours: by appointment

Course Details

  • Meeting time: TTh 11:00-12:20
  • Location: 1324 Howe Hall (map) (floorplan)
  • Textbook:
    1. Research papers assigned to help stimulate discussion.
    2. (Optional) F. Vahid and T. Givargis, Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, 2002. (link)
    3. (Optional) D. Gajski, J. Zhu, R. Domer, A. Gerstlauer, and S. Zhao, SpecC: Specification Language and Methodology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. (link)