Real-Time Systems

Module IN2060

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Informatics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2015 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2015WS 2011/2

Basic Information

IN2060 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level und Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Basic concepts, scheduling, fault tolerance, real-time operating systems, real-time programming languages, case-tools, clocks, concurrency and communication, fieldbus, applications, secure systems; Special hardware, control engineering, fuzzy-control, reliability

Learning Outcome

At the end of this module students are able to analyse the specific requirements of real-time systems. They are able to select from a variety of possible solutions based on relevant aspects, such as modeling concepts, scheduling algorithms, operating systems, programming languages, etc. They understanmd typical problems with cuncurrent programming and are familiar with different mechanisms to overcome these problems.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 3 Real-Time Systems (IN2060) Donnerstag, 16:00–19:00
UE 2 Real-Time Systems, Exercise Session (IN2060) Donnerstag, 19:00–20:30
Donnerstag, 19:00–20:30
Donnerstag, 19:00–20:30
Donnerstag, 19:00–20:30
Donnerstag, 19:00–20:30
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, exercise course, problems for individual study


Slides, exercise sheets


- Hermann Kopetz: Real-Time Systems, 1997 - Jane W. S. Liu: Real-Time Systems, 2000 - Alan Burns, Andy Wellings: Real-Time Systems and Programming Languages, 2001 - Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit: The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, 2008

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Die Prüfungsleistung wird in Form einer Klausur erbracht. In dieser soll nachgewiesen werden, dass spezifische Probleme von Echtzeitsystemen verstanden wurden und durch den Einsatz geeigneter Algorithmen und Simulationen geloest werden koennen.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

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