Networks and Bus interfaces

Structure Type: Course
Code: KL04BT40123
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Palomäki, Heikki
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
TITE-2013   3 spring   3.0   2016-01-01   2016-07-31  
TITE-2014   3 spring   3.0   2017-01-01   2017-07-31  
TITE-2015   3 spring   3.0   2018-01-01   2018-07-31  
TITE-2016   3 spring   3.0   2019-01-01   2019-07-31  

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to design the different serial data communication methods of embedded systems, including physical data transmission and the realization of a transfer link and network.

Student's Workload

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


Principles of serial data transmission, physical and data link layer, synchronous and asynchronous data transmission. Internal networks of an embedded system: One-wire, Two-wire and SPI. External data transmission networks: RS232, RS485 and CAN.
Wireless network technology. Message frames, point-to-point and multipoint communication

Recommended or Required Reading

- Online material
- Data books
- Independent information searches

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and exercises

Assessment Criteria

1: Student understands the basic functions of busses.
3: Student can analyze separate busses and networks and seek errors.
5: Student can also build new communication protocols independently.

Assessment Methods

Approved assignment and an examination