Title

Nexos: A Next Generation Embedded Systems Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

1-2009

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Source Publication

ACM SIGBED Review

Source ISSN

1551-3688

Abstract

The Nexos Project is a joint e ort at Marquette University (MU) and University of Bu alo (UB) to build curriculum materials and a supporting experimental laboratory for hands-on projects in embedded systems courses. Our approach focuses on inexpensive, exible, commodity embedded hardware, (the Linksys WRT54GL wireless router,) freely available development and debugging tools, and a fresh implementation of a classic operating system that is now ideal for embedded system exploration. The prototype laboratory environment is being used in multiple courses at our respective Universities, with excellent results. We report on the infrastructure we have developed, the goals and content of our initial course o erings at both schools, and an evaluation of our success thus far.

Comments

ACM SIGBED Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2009). DOI.