Master in Embedded Systems: 4. Semester

Master Seminar (6 ECTS)

  • The students present (presentation and/or workshop) the results of the Embedded Systems Project and their Master Thesis in the context of this seminar.

Master Thesis (24 ECTS)

The following list presents examples of topics addressed in the past years:


  • Testing and Debugging of Advanced Automotive Communication Networks
  • Implementation of a Diagnostic Test Device for FlexRay, CAN and LIN
  • Busmonitor GUI for FlexRay, CAN and LIN
  • Design and Implementation of an AUTOSAR XCP-Transport-Layer for FlexRay
  • Deterministic Tests for an Autosar XCP-Transport-Layer

Formal Verification

  • Model Checking and Static Analysis of Intel MCS-51 Assembly Code

Inertial Navigation

  • Strapdown Inertial Navigation - Position Estimation
  • Inertial Navigation - Driftfree Estimation of the Orientation
  • Strapdown Intertial Navigation System - Software Development and Signal Processing
  • Strapdown Intertial Navigation System - Simulation and Calibration using Matlab


Laser Scanning

  • Development of a Laser Scanning Device, System Structure and Hardware Design
  • Development of a Laser Scanning Device FPGA an Firmware Design

Multimedia Station

  • Development of an IP Core for the TW Multimedia Station
  • Multimedia Extension for an FPGA-based Development Board

Real-Time Operating Systems

  • Time-Triggered MicroC/OS (ttμC/OS)
  • Extension of an "OSEK-Time-like" operating system with Deadline Monitoring and Task Preemtion
  • Bring-up and Evaluation of an "OSEK-Time-like" operating system

Test and Debugging of Distributed Embedded Systems

  • Implementation of a novel Concept for Debugging Distributed Embedded Systems
  • A Framework to implement IEEE 1588 in Hardware
  • IEEE 1588 PTP Hardware Implementation in VHDL
  • Hardware for a Prototype System for Distributed Debugging
  • Embedded Memory Selftests via JTAG
  • Background Debugging for an mc8051 IP-Core
  • Porting and Enhancement of the Open Source LEON3 Processor System - Design of a MIL1553 VHDL IP Core
  • Adaption of the Linux Kernel for Embedded Prozessors in FPGAs in context of a project dealing with distributed clock-synchronization using IEEE1588
  • Porting of an 10/100/1000 Mbps MAC IP-Core for the use in a Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA
  • Extending an existing timestamp unit for clock synchronization employing IEEE 1588 for Gigabit Ethernet