EE 5378/7378: Mobile Phone Embedded Design

EE 5378/7378 (Fall 2016)
Mobile Phone Embedded Design

Instructor: Professor Joseph Camp
Email: "camp" AT ""
Phone: 214-768-8541 Fax: 214-768-3573
Office location: 340 Junkins Building, SMU campus
Office hours: TTH 11am-12pm or by appointment

Time/Place: 9:30-10:50am Tuesday and Thursday, Caruth 384
Lab Time: Monday/Wednesdays 3:00-4:20pm (with TA)
Monday/Wednesdays 4:20-6pm (additional time lab will be reserved)
Lab Location: Fondren Library East 110

Teaching Assistant: Rita Enami
Email: "renami" AT ""

Course Description: In this course, students learn how to develop embedded software for the most widely used smartphone platforms with an emphasis on wireless and sensing applications. Topics include user interface design such as multi-touch and basic HCI design tenets, storing and fetching data with local and networked systems and databases, localization via GPS and wireless signal triangulation, sensing environmental and user characteristics, and networking with various wireless protocols. Content from the course draws from various fields including wireless communications and networking, embedded programming, and computer architecture.

Background: CSE 2341 or an equivalent data structures course.



You may discuss lab assignments with classmates but all solutions must be original and individually prepared. Late lab work will be penalized at 15% of its full credit per day up to a maximum of 4 days, after which no late work will be accepted.

Both exams are in-class exams and must be completed independently. The SMU Honor Code will be strictly enforced.

Recommended Textbooks:
Online resources (Android and iOS are adequate. However, each of the following books put everything together nicely.)

Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (1st Edition)
By Matthew Mathias and John Gallagher, Big Nerd Ranch Guides, December 2015.

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (5th Edition)
By Christian Keur and Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch Guides, December, 2015.

Android Programming for Beginners
by John Horton, December 31, 2015.

Android Sensor Programming By Example
by Varun Nagpal, May 1, 2016.

Topics - All with respect to mobile phones:

Disability Accommodations:
Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first be registered with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) to verify the disability and to establish eligibility for accommodations. Students may call 214-768-1470 or visit to begin the process. Once registered, students should then schedule an appointment with the professor to make appropriate arrangements.

Religious Observance:
Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence. (See University Policy No. 1.9.)

Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities:
Students participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular activity should be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the work. (University Undergraduate Catalogue)

Student Learning Outcomes (ABET/SACS):
(A/I): Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(E/II): Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(G/III): Ability to communicate effectively
(K/IV): An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice