- Volume 10 Issue 1
Laboratory works for embedded system courses are usually performed with hardware based experimental kits that equipped with an embedded board and software development tools. Hardware-based kits have demerits such as high initial setup cost, burdensome maintenance, inadaptability to industry evolution, and restricted educational outcomes. This paper proposes using virtual experimental environments to overcome the demerits of hardware-based kits and describes the design and implementation of a simulation-based virtual experimental kit. With ARM's ARMulator, we developed the kit by adding hardware IPs and user interface modules for peripherals. The developed kit is verified with an experimental program that uses all the augmented software modules. We also ported MicroC/OS-II on the virtual experimental kit for real-time OS experiments.
Embedded System Education;Experimental Kit;Simulation;Virtual Environment
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