The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California

EE 459Lx - Embedded Systems Design Laboratory

Spring 2020

This is the home page for the EE 459Lx (Embedded Systems Design Laboratory) class. From here you can view announcments and get copies of handouts, schedules and other documents.


For a team to get a tool kit, bring a $30 (cash) deposit to Weber's office (EEB 410), or if he's not there see Gloria Halfacre in EEB 404. The deposit will be returned at the end of the semester when the kit is returned.


9:30-10:50 section2:00-3:20 section
Course syllabus Course syllabus
Semester schedule Semester schedule
Project description Project description

Handouts and Assignments

The documents below are handouts that will be discussed in class or during the office meetings

These are the lab assignments that were handed out

Teams and Meeting Schedule

Below are the team assignments in no particular order.

9:30 Class

TeamMembersMeeting Time
11Jessica Mow, Matthew Pisini, Zechen Zhou10:00 Tues
12Megan Andersen, Grant Garcia, Daniel Xu10:30 Thurs
13Alexander Baronikian, Irene Lopez, Zhiyuan Ning, Alex Ohanian9:30 Thurs
14Madelyn Douglas, Kevin Hernandez, Yuanshan Liu10:30 Tues
15Cameron Donovan, Qingyuan Li, Martin Romo5:00 Mon
16Tristan Elma, Noah Feldman, William Gonzalez, Michael Takla9:00 Tues
17Andrew Charters, Meng Li, Helen Zhen9:30 Tues
18Eugene Park, Ana Rescala, Michael Tawata10:00 Thurs

2:00 Class

TeamBrandMembersMeeting Time
1REICharles Bennett, Taha Sutarwala, Andrew Zhou10:30 Wed
2DysonJasper Lee, Guiyao Sun, Bradley Zieminski2:30 Tues
3Miracle GrowArmin Bazarjani, Rebecca Chavez, Jeffrey Loh3:00 Tues
4KryptoniteCameron Akhaven, Michael Jeong, Anthony Johnston1:00 Fri
5GoogleNatan Benchimol, David Karapetyan, Andrew-Richard Opem2:00 Tues
6SamsungMarcos Martinez, Alexander Razaghi, Arjun Viswanathan12:30 Mon

All teams should turn in a copy of their weekly progress report at the meetings. If you can't find any of the forms that were given to you, here's a generic one to fill out: WeeklyProgressReport.pdf

Other stuff

If you are interested in purchasing electronic components for building projects, here are some links to places we buy parts from.

Jameco Electronics - We used to buy most of our stuff from Jameco before they "improved" their web site. It's now more difficult to find stuff on the web site so you may be better off requesting a printed catalog or looking through the PDF version of the printed catalog. It's usually easier to find parts in that catalog than online. It will also get you on their mailing list for future catalogs.
Digi-Key - This is our other primary supplier. They have a large inventory, the prices are reasonable, and we usually get the order pretty quickly. They send out a printed catalog of over 1000 pages. However the size of the catalog sometimes make it hard to find things.
SparkFun Electronics - This company sells a lot of interesting items for the hobbiest/experimenter. Their inventory changes a lot so you might not be able to buy the same things six months from now.
Parallax, Adafruit, DFRobot - These are similar to SparkFun in that most of the stuff is for the hobbyist.
Modern Device - They seem to have a interesting variety of components including many sensors and related components.
Newark and Mouser Electronics - These two are major suppliers to the electronics industry with very large inventories. Not sure if they have minimum order amounts that may make it hard for the hobbyist but they are worth a look.
All Electronics - This is basically a surplus store with both new and used components. Their prices on some stuff is very good, provided you can find what you need. You can also visit their store at 14928 Oxnard St., Van Nuys.
B.G. Micro - They sell a wide variety of interesting stuff. Download their PDF catalog.
Apex Electronics, This is a large electronics surplus store in an industrial area of the San Fernando Valley (8909 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley). If they have something you need, you can probably get it at a good price, but it's sometimes hard to find things. It's definitely worth at least one trip there just to see the place, and its storage area outside in the back.

Office Hours

Allan Weber
M: 10-12, W: 11-12, Th: 3:30-4:30
EEB 410, 213-740-4147