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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute


Professor Santini Silvia
Course program MSc
Year 1
Semester Spring
Category Fundamental
Academic year 2016/2017

The goal of this course is to convey the fundamentals of communication in Cyber-Physical Systems. Both wired and wireless communication technologies will be considered. The course will be accompanied by hands-on tutorials.


  • Communication in Cyber-Physical Systems: Requirements and challenges

  • Basic communication technologies for wired networks (e.g., CAN bus, Ethernet, USB, optical communication)

  • Basic communication technologies for wireless networks (e.g., ZigBee, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi)

  • Networking protocols for Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Performance evaluation of communication protocols for Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Hands on tutorials (e.g., CAN bus and Zigbee).