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Fundamentals of Embedded Systems

A comprehensive course on the hardware and software fundamentals of embedded systems.

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

Embedded systems underlie the operation of electronic systems in electric vehicles, and are central to their operation. As the automotive embedded system market continues to grow exponentially, OEMs and companies in the industry are looking for engineers with the right skill-sets. To work in the field, engineers must have a practical understanding of how hardware and software are interfaced in embedded systems. For this, engineers need to know the basic embedded system concepts. 

This course will give you an established understanding of essential embedded system concepts, and their implications in the automotive space. You will learn about the following: 

  • Role of Embedded Systems in Automotive Systems 
  • ARM Architecture
  • Sensors and Actuators 
  • Development of Embedded Systems
  • Software Development Life Cycle
  • Safety Standards
  • Tinkercad, SimulIDE, MBED Platform
  • Arduino and Embedded Systems
  • Timers and Pulse-Width Modulation, Interrupts 
  • C Communication Protocols

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 1 - Role of Embedded Systems in Mechatronic Systems

Embedded systems are used in the control of mechanical parts in mechatronic systems. Analog control is now being replaced with digital controllers like microprocessors or microcontrollers. It is important for learners to understand the basics of embedded systems, and their application in electronic control units used in the automotive industry. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Basics of Embedded Systems 
  • Basics of Automotive ECUs
  • Case Studies and Reference Designs of ECUs

Week 2 - ARM (MCU) Architecture

The Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) architecture processor is a 32-bit microcontroller. As these processors are Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC), they consolidate all their functions down to a single chip. ARM processors are widely used in electronic gadgets like mobile phones. It is important to understand the basics of ARM processor architecture and their applications when learning about embedded systems. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Basic Features of ARM Processor
  • Products Details and Product Roadmap
  • ARM Cortex Processor Internals
  • Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface  Standard (CMSIS)
  • ARM Cortex M4 Programming Model

Week 3 - Sensors, Actuators, and Instrumentation Cluster

Embedded systems have sensors and actuators. Sensors convert physical inputs into electrical signals that are then fed to the processor. Actuators take the resulting electrical signals from the processor and convert them into a physical output. Both sensors and actuators are important parts of embedded systems, due to which learners must understand associated concepts and terminologies.  

In this week, you will learn about 

  • System Basics
  • Basic Concepts of Sensors and Actuators
  • Types, Functions, and Applications
  • Sensor Terminology
  • Technology of Sensors and Role of Sensors and Actuators in Automotive Systems
  • Automotive Instrumentation Cluster Basics
  • Actuators

Week 4 - Embedded Systems Development

Embedded systems are designed differently depending on their requirements and applications. It is important to understand the different embedded systems, and how they vary in applications. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Embedded Systems Bare Metal Programming 
  • Philosophy 
  • General Real Time Operating System (RTOS) Concepts 
  • Bare Metal vs. RTOS 
  • Bare Metal/RTOS/OS: Comparison
  • Examples of Bare Metal, RTOS, OS Development

Week 5 - Software Development Life Cycle

The software development life cycle (SDLC) elaborates on the process involved in designing and developing software. It defines each phase of the process, and how it optimizes the quality of software. Embedded systems also go through an SDLC to develop a high quality model. It is important to understand each phase of the SDLC and how each one relates to the development of embedded systems. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Basics of SDLC
  • Phases of SDLC 
  • SDLC Models 
  • SDLC Frameworks

Week 6 - Introduction to Safety Standards

The Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) C coding guidelines offer a defined framework for developing and testing codes for automotive software. They focus on improving the safety and security of embedded systems. To think at an industry level, it is important to understand the safety standards and their implications in embedded systems. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Different Safety Standards in Various Domains 
  • Secure Programming in C 
  • Less Secure Areas of C Program 
  • Secure C Coding Standards MISRA C

Week 7 - Get Started with Tinkercad, SimulIDE, MBED Platform

Arduino is used in the development of embedded systems. It has an AVR microcontroller that can be programmed to perform a specific application. Tinkercad is used in the designing, programming, and simulation of Arduino based systems. SimulIDE can also be used for the simulation of electronic circuits. It is important to understand these simulators and their use in embedded systems. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • What is Arduino?
  • Why Arduino?
  • Most Common Arduino Platforms
  • What is Tinkercad?
  • How to use Tinkercad & Simulate Circuits
  • Download and Install SimulIDE
  • Blink Program and Simulation in SimulIDE
  • Introduction to Mbed
  • CMSIS
  • ARM Microcontroller Introduction

Week 8 - Arduino Digital Pins, GPIO Input/Output Modes, and Methods of Programming Digital GPIO

Pins on an Arduino board can be configured according to user needs. Each pin can be configured as either an input or output pin. SimulIDE is used to execute Arduino codes. It is important to understand the input and output configurations of Arduino, as well as how SimulIDE can be used to simulate circuits. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Demonstration of the Working of Dio Pins - Led Chaser
  • Voltmeter Project in Simul Ide 
  • L298 Motor Driver in Simulide 
  • Relay in Simulide 
  • Digital Inputs 
  • Digital Outputs

Week 9 - Introduction to Analog Data, Analog to Digital Conversion, Digital to Analog Conversion, Analog Data, ADC, and DAC in Mbed

While analog data is continuous in nature, digital data is discrete in nature. There are analog to digital converters (ADC) that change analog data into digital data. Embedded systems need ADCs to acquire and process signals from the environment. It is important to understand the basics of analog and digital data, as well as ADCs. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Analog Data
  • NTC circuit example
  • Analog to digital conversion
  • Digital to analog conversion
  • Working with analog pins and simulate a code
  • Simulate a code for Thermometer using TMP36 Sensor in Tinkercad Simulator
  • LDR in SIMULIDE
  • Voltmeter in SIMULIDE
  • Libraries in Mbed
  • Reading and logging data from analog inputs
  • DAC in Mbed
  • Analog Output in Mbed

Week 10 - Timers in AVR based Microcontrollers, Concepts of PWM, and PWM in Mbed

Arduinos can be programmed to have timers that are used to measure and record events with time. It makes use of a counter that counts according to the clock frequency. It is important to understand how timers are configured in Arduino boards, and how they can be simulated using SimulIDE. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Timers in Arduino UNO
  • Blink using timers
    • 500ms Blink Example code
  • Need of PWM
  • Fade
  • Simulation of Illustrating the analogWrite() function
  • H bridge 
  • DC motor control 
  • Servo motor mechanism
  • Servo mechanism- PWM pin in SIMULIDE
  • Timers in ARM based microcontrollers

Week 11 - Interrupts, Demonstration, and Advantages

Interrupts can be programmed into Arduinos to prioritize processes and execute them immediately. The microcontroller will then finish executing the block of code it is on, and immediately shift to the high priority code. It is important to understand how to program interrupts into Arduinos. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • About Interrupts 
  • Demonstration of Interrupts using Push Buttons 
  • Advantages of Interrupts with Example 
  • Polling Method 
    • Simulating a Code for Blinking the LED 
  • Problems in Polling Method 
  • Example of Interrupts in Mbed

Week 12 - Serial Communication Protocols

Serial communication transfers data as binary pulses. UART is a communication protocol which uses asynchronous serial communication. There is also a serial peripheral interface that is a synchronous protocol used to transfer data at higher speeds. It is important to understand the different communication protocols used in embedded systems. 

In this week, you will learn about 

  • Introduction to Serial Communication
  • Types of serial communication
  • UART communication protocol
    • Simulate a code for communication between two Arduino  using  UART protocol
  • I2C communication Protocol
    • Simulate a code for communication between two Arduino  using  I2C protocol
  • SPI communication Protocol
    • Simulate a code for communication between two Arduino  using  SPI protocol

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Interfacing a 16*2 LCD with 2 Arduino’s using (I2C) Communication Protocol

In this project, learners will have to interface a 16*2 LCD display with two Arduino microcontroller boards. Learners will have to configure communication between the Arduino and 16*2 LCD display via the I2C protocol, and display the messages sent by the master (Arduino) and received by the slave (display).

Measuring the Distance of an Object Using Ultrasonic Sensor

Learners will have to measure the distance of an object using an ultrasonic sensor, and enhance the sensor data using the moving average filter. In addition to this, learners will have to measure the distance between the sensor and the object by calculating the distance traveled by the wave to the object. Also, learners will work on eliminating the high frequency jitters in the sensor data.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Succeed as an Embedded Software Developer with our Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course.

The Fundamentals of Embedded Systems is a 12-week online course. This embedded software course covers basic to advanced concepts needed to build an embedded system. Industry Projects are also included in the curriculum, which will help you to gain experience in solving real-time problems.

Skill-Lync is a leading e-learning platform for engineers that have specially designed the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course to cater industry’s growing demands. The fee for this embedded C course is flexible, and it ranges from INR 7,000 to INR 15,000 per month for three months. You can choose a plan that would suit your requirements. The basic plan would give you two months of access, the pro plan would give you four months of access, and the premium plan would provide you with lifetime access.

Who Should Take This Course?

The Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course is designed for beginners who want to learn about sensors, OS and firmware. Industry experts have designed this online embedded system course for students and graduates from Electronics and Communication and related engineering disciplines.

If you have a keen interest in mechatronic systems, then this course is for you. Professionals who want to upskill themselves for career growth can also learn embedded systems courses at Skill-Lync.

What Will You Learn?

This course will teach you industry-relevant concepts and software used in the industry. Through this best-embedded systems online course,

  • You will learn about ECUs which is used to control electronic subsystem in automotive.
  • You will learn about sensors and actuators and their role in automotive systems.
  • You will learn RTOS, an essential part of an automation system that can process inputs in a scheduled timeline.
  • You will learn about different phases of the Software Development Life Cycle, its models and frameworks.
  • You will be introduced to Arduino, Tinkercad and how to use Tinkercad & simulate circuits.
  • You will also learn about analogue data, servo motor mechanisms and communication protocols.

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will be able to build robust embedded systems for automotive systems by considering industry safety standards.
  • Working on industry-relevant projects will help you gain industry-relevant skills.
  • You will gain hands-on experience in working with Mbed Simulator.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • This is a 12-weeks course.
  • Besides the course completion certificate for all participants, the top 5% of learners get a merit certificate.
  • You will get email support and forum support to clear your queries and doubts.
  • Real-time industry-relevant projects will make your learning purposeful.

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

After completing the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course, several career opportunities will open up for you. Some positions that you can work for include,

  • Embedded Software Developer
  • Firmware Engineer
  • Automotive Embedded Developer

FAQs on Fundamentals of Embedded Systems

  1. Who can take up this online embedded system course?

Students and graduates of Electronics and Communication and related streams of engineering can take up the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course. If your area of interest lies in developing embedded systems for automotive applications, then you can pursue this embedded software course.

  1. Is this embedded software course an online program?

Yes, the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems is a 100% online course.

  1. What is the duration of the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course?

The duration of the online embedded system course is 12-weeks.

  1. What is the fee for learning the embedded software course?

The fee structure is flexible, and it ranges from INR 7,000 to INR 15,000 per month for three months. The basic plan would give you two months of access, the pro plan would give you four months of access, and the premium plan would provide you with lifetime access.

  1. How much can an Embedded Software Engineer earn?

According to Glassdoor, the average salary of an Embedded Software Engineer is around ₹5 lakhs per annum. However, it primarily depends on your experience and expertise.

  1. Is there any certificate for completing the embedded system course?

Yes, After completing the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course, you will receive a course completion certificate. The top 5% of the scorers will be given a merit certificate alongside the course completion certificate.

  1. How can I clear my queries if I got doubts while studying the embedded systems?

You can clear your queries with email and forum support.

  1. Who has designed the best-embedded systems online course?

Industry experts in this domain have designed the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course to make this course industry-relevant.

  1. Do I need to work on projects for completing the embedded software course?

Yes, You have to work on projects to complete the Fundamentals of Embedded Systems course.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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10 years in the experience range

Instructors with 10 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • Automotive Embedded Software Development

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