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Introduction to Automotive Electronics

A comprehensive course on Automotive Electronics using practical examples. This course is highly suited for beginners

24 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 4 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

Learn Key Tools & Technologies Arduino IDE

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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

  • The students will gain a thorough knowledge of Automotive Embedded Systems.
  • During the coursework, the students will learn the following concepts:
    • Embedded C Programming using Arduino UNO, Interfacing of Analog and Digital Sensors, Embedded Communication Protocols such as I2C, SPI and CAN.
    • Concepts of Automotive Systems such as Automotive Electronics, Engine Sub-Systems, Sensors, Transducers, and Engine Management Systems
    • Vehicle functions such as Cruise Control System, Start-Stop Systems, Engine Cooling Systems
    • Hardware in Loop Testing
  • Also, they will learn about Embedded Communication Protocols, Autosar, On-Board Diagnostics
  • The students are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed in the industry right now.
  • This course forms the foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a career in this domain.

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- Beginners Guide to Embedded Systems

The following topics are covered this week:

  • What is an Embedded System?
  • Examples of embedded systems
  • Characteristics of Embedded Systems
  • Microcontroller versus Microprocessor
  • n-bit microcontroller
  • RISC and CISC architecture
  • Harvard and Von Neumann Architecture
  • Example of Harvard and Von Neumann Architecture Real Time Systems
  • Brief introduction to Real Time Operating System Introduction to Open Source Hardware – Arduino Uno board
  • Quick glance of C programming concepts – Variable declaration, if statement, while loop, for loop, do while loop and function declaration

Week 2- Automotive Systems – Part 1

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Evolution of electronics in car
  • Application area of electronics in car
  • Typical message from ECU
  • Passive Safety Systems
  • Active Safety Systems
  • Air Bags
  • Anti-Lock braking systems
  • Traction control systems
  • Electronic Stability Programs
  • Infotainment Systems & Navigation Systems Instrument Clusters
  • In-Vehicle communication system

Week 3- Automotive Systems – Part 2

The following topics are covered this week: 

  • Need of EPS systems
  • Crankshaft sensors
  • Camshaft sensors
  • Four stroke cycle engine – intake, compression, power and exhaust
  • Configuration of crankshaft wheel
  • Reverse running detection
  • Engine speed calculation
  • Diagnosis of crank and cam signal
  • Limp home mode
  • Camshaft adaptation & offset detection
  • Variable Valve Timing

Week 4- Automotive Systems – Part 3

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Valve train
  • Ignition Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Air Intake Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Exhaust Systems

Week 5- Automotive Systems – Part 4

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Customer expectation for Fuel Injection Systems CRS with Pressure Control Valve
  • CRS with Metering Unit
  • Two Actuator Rail Pressure Control Systems

Week 6- Embedded Communication Protocols

The following topics are covered this week:

  • I2C protocol
  • SPI protocol
  • CAN protocol
  • LIN protocol
  • FlexRay protocol

Week 7- Automotive Systems – Part 5

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Analog and Digital Sensors
  • Oxygen / Lambda Sensors
  • Position sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • Air Mass sensor
  • Temperature sensor
  • Level sensor
  • EGR Actuators
  • Glow Plug Control
  • Hall effect sensor
  • Knock sensor
  • Piezoelectric and Piezoresistive sensor

Week 8- Automotive Systems – Part 6

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Various types of starter motors
  • Standard wiring of starter motor
  • Gears and its application [Gear reduction strategy] Start Stop function
  • DC/DC converter
  • Alternator & its design criteria

Week 9- Vehicle function

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Cruise control
  • Start Stop function
  • Engine Cooling systems [air cooling and liquid cooling system]

Week 10- Autosar

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Introduction to Autosar
  • Autosar architecture
  • Autosar MCAL and ECU abstraction layer
  • Autosar RTOS concepts
  • Autosar RTE

Week 11- Onboard Diagnostics Systems and Emission Legislations

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Purpose and overview of Onboard diagnostics OBD standards
  • General requirements
  • Monitoring requirement for Gasoline engines Monitoring requirement for Diesel engines Generic Scan Tool Testers
  • Emission legislation in India
  • Emission legislation in Europe
  • Emission legislation in USA

Week 12- Introduction to HiL Testing

The following topics are covered this week:

  • What is HiL simulation
  • Block representation of HiL testing
  • HiL versus SiL testing
  • Purpose of LABCAR in automotive design
  • Open loop labcar Versus Closed loop labcar Labcar hardware – an overview
  • Components of LABCAR
  • Functions of LABCAR
  • LABCAR signal box
  • Loadbox – plug in cards
  • Application of closed loop labcar
  • LABCAR Tools – Start LABCAR, experiment environment, INCA – introduction, advantages, and diagram
  • Safety Instructions and Impact of ESD

Week 13- Beginners Guide to Embedded Systems Part 1

The following topics are covered this week:

  • What is embedded systems
  • Microcontroller versus microprocessor
  • Examples of embedded systems
  • Features of embedded systems
  • Embedded systems versus computer systems [general purpose computing]
  • Harvard architecture Versus Von Neumann Architecture
  • N bit microcontroller
  • Various microcontroller architecture - PIC, 8051 and ARM
  • An overview of assembly programming w.r.t. 8051 controller

Week 14- Beginners Guide to Embedded Systems Part 2

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Memory types in embedded systems - RAM, Flash, ROM, PROM, OTP, SRAM,
  • Timers and counters
  • Clock oscillator
  • Power-up Reset
  • ADC and DAC and PWM
  • Watchdog Timers
  • Real Time Clock
  • Interrupt and handling of interrupt [Interrupt Service Routine]
  • Direct memory access
  • Serial versus parallel communication systems
  • Synchronous and asynchronous communication
  • Half duplex transmission versus full duplex transmission
  • Communication buses in embedded systems
  • Real Time Operating Systems

Week 15- Introduction to Arduino Uno R3

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Introduction to open source hardware
  • Introduction to Arduino Uno R3 board
  • Case Study – Pin configuration of Atmega328P microcontroller
  • Case Study - Pin configuration of 8051 microcontroller
  • Case Study – Pin configuration of PIC microcontroller
  • Introduction to datasheet and its importance

Week 16- Introduction to Arduino Integrated Development Environment and Interfacing Components

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Introduction to Arduino Integrated Development Environment – history, features, downloading and installation of arduino IDE in laptop, installing arduino drivers, opening a file in arduino IDE, coding in arduino IDE, creating a project in arduino IDE and burning the program in arduino UNO board.
  • Basic overview of all interfacing devices – DC Motor and DC motor driver, stepper motor and stepper motor driver module, servo motor, acceleration sensor, ultrasonic sensor, remote controller, joystick, relay, temperature and humidity sensor, LED bar graph, active and passive buzzer, PIR movoement sensor, thermistor sensor, 4X4 matrix keyboard, LCD display, Dot matrix display, 7-segment display, 4-bit 7-segment display, photoresistor, tilt sensor, RGB LED, switch and buttons.

Week 17- Introduction to Arduino Programming Concepts Part 1

The following topics are covered this week:

  • What is programming?
  • Different types of programming language. [Procedural, functional, scripting, logic and object-oriented programming language]
  • Compiled and interpretted programming language.
  • Introduction to C programming – program structure, header file, data types, variables and constants, conditional statements, arrays
  • Loops – for, while and do..while loop statements
  • Introduction to embedded C programming in arduino IDE – program structure, configuration of ports as input or output,
  • First program – Blinking of LED

Week 18- Arduino Programming Concepts Part 2

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Concept of multiplexing in embedded programming
  • Interfacing 7-segment display with arduino Uno
  • Programming an up-counter with 7-segment display
  • Programming a down-counter with 7-segment display
  • Programming a 4-bit 7-segment display
  • Interfacing a switch with arduino uno and controlling an LED
  • Designing a up counter controlled by a switch
  • Designing a down counter controlled by a switch
  • Interfacing of 4X4 matrix keypad
  • Interfacing of a DC Motor with arduino Uno
  • Interfacing of servo motor with arduino Uno
  • Interfacing of stepper motor with arduino Uno

Week 19- Arduino programming Part 3

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Arrays
  • Functions
  • Pointers
  • Create a function to control DC motor
  • Create a function to control servo motor
  • Create a function to control stepper motor
  • Create a function to design a up counter with 7-segment display
  • Interfacing of remote controller
  • Interfacing of thermistor
  • Interfacing of photoresistor

Week 20- Arduino Programming Part 4

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Serial communication in Arduino
  • Baud rate
  • Arduino library for serial communication
  • Analog input to arduino and interfacing with a potentiometer
  • Interfacing with RGB LEDs
  • Interfacing of ultrasonic sensor
  • Interfacing of PIR movement sensor

Week 21- Arduino Programming Part 5

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Pulse width modulation
  • PWM feature in Arduino programming
  • Dimming an LED with PWM feature
  • Interfacing of buzzer with arduino uno
  • Introduction to MIDI [musical instrument digital interface]
  • Interfacing of joystick
  • Interfacing of acceleration sensor
  • Interfacing of temperature and humidity sensor

Week 22- Arduino Programming Part 6

The following topics are covered this week:

  • LCD display
  • Interfacing of LCD with arduino
  • Interfacing of relay
  • Practical application of relay
  • Interfacing with DOT matrix display
  • Display the alphabets from A to Z
  • Display the numbers from 0 to 9

Week 23- Automotive Electronics

The following topics are covered this week:

  • Evolution of electronics in car
  • Application area of electronics in car
  • Passive safety systems
  • Active safety systems
  • Air bags
  • Seat belt
  • Infotainment system
  • Navigation systems
  • Networking technology [OSI model]
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Anti-lock break systems
  • Traction control system
  • Electronic stability program
  • Instrument cluster

Week 24- Introduction to HiLTesting and HiL Test Setup

The following topics are covered this week:

  • What is HiL?
  • Need for HiL systems
  • Block representation of HiL testing
  • HiL versus SiL testing
  • What is labcar?
  • Types of labcar – open loop versus closed loop
  • Components of labcar
  • Functions of labcar
  • Labcar signal box
  • Loadbox – plug in cards
  • Application of closed loop labcar
  • Tools used in HiL testing – INCA, UDE and StartLabcar, diagra, CANoe, ecoute
  • What is ESD?
  • Safety instructions and impact of ESD

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 4 Projects that are available in this program.

Implementing a Proof of Concept for Engine Management Systems

In this project, the following design should be implemented using Arduino Uno to have a setup that demonstrates the working model of a typical engine position management system inside an automobile.

Implementing a fully coordinated working model for engine position management system

Use the setup from the previous project to implement a fully coordinated working model for engine position management system to show the working principle of four-stroke engine.

Lift management systems for three lifts in a building

In this project, an embedded systems based lift management system for a 16 floor building is designed using Arduino Uno.

To design a robot

In this project, a mobile robot with specific features is designed.

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

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Succeed in your career as an Automotive Electronics Engineer with our Introduction to Automotive Electronics course.

The Introduction to Automotive Electronics is a 24-week online course. This automotive electronics course covers the basics of Embedded systems for automotive applications. Industry projects are also included in this curriculum, which will help you to gain experience in solving real-time problems.

Skill-Lync is a leading e-learning engineering platform for engineers that have specially designed Introduction to Automotive Electronics course to cater to the industry’s growing demands. The fee for this automotive course is flexible, and it ranges from INR 3,500 to INR 7,500 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?

Students interested in building automotive embedded systems can pursue this Introduction to Automotive Electronics course. Industry experts designed this automotive engineering course for students and graduates from electrical, electronics and related streams of engineering. Also, students and graduates of mechanical engineering can also pursue this course as this course is more about blending electrical and electronic applications for automotive systems. Skill-Lync’s automotive course is one of the best automotive courses in India. Professionals can also pursue this automotive course to upskill themselves.

What Will You Learn?

This course will teach you industry-relevant concepts and tools used in the industry. Through this best automotive course in India, you will learn the following,

  • You will learn what is an embedded system, its characteristics and its applications.
  • You will learn about various safety systems and different sub-systems of automotive and what is automotive electronics.
  • You will learn about Arduino Uno R3 and a basic overview of interfacing devices.
  • You will learn Aurdino programming, C programming and embedded C programming.
  • You will also learn about networking systems, navigation systems, traction control systems and Bluetooth technology and the different application of electronics in cars.

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will gain a thorough understanding of embedded systems for automotive applications.
  • Working on industry-relevant projects will help you gain industry-relevant skills.
  • You will gain hands-on experience in a key technology tool, Arduino IDE.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • This is a 24-week 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 Introduction to Automotive Electronics course, several career opportunities will open up for you. Some positions that you can work for include,

 

  • Embedded System Engineer: The primary role of an embedded system engineer is to build and maintain an embedded system for a given application.
  • Function System Design Engineer: The function system engineer is responsible for developing electromobility solutions.
  • Automotive Electronics Engineer: The role is to develop SW & HW functionalities for automotive in accordance with industry and safety standards.

 

FAQs on Introduction to Automotive Electronics

  1. Who can take up automotive engineering courses?

Engineering students and graduates who are interested in developing embedded systems for automotive applications can take up the Introduction to Automotive Electronics course.

  1. Is this automotive electronics course an online course?

Yes, the Introduction to Automotive Electronics is a 100% online course.

  1. What is the duration of the Introduction to Automotive Electronics?

This best automotive course in India is a 24-week long course.

  1. What is the fee structure for the Introduction to Automotive Electronics course?

The fee structure is flexible, and it ranges from INR 3,500 to INR 7,000 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 Automotive Electronic Engineer earn?

According to Glassdoor, the average base pay of an Automotive Electronic Engineer is ₹3.5 lakhs per annum. It may increase based on your experience and expertise.

  1. Is there any certificate for completing this automotive electronics course?

Yes, After completing this Introduction to Automotive Electronics course, you shall be given 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 got a doubt while pursuing this automotive engineering course?

You can clear your queries with email and forum support.

  1. Who has designed this automotive course?

Industry experts in this domain have curated the Introduction to Automotive Electronics course to make this course industry-relevant.

  1. Do I need to work on projects for completing this automotive electronics course?

Yes, You have to work on projects for completing the Introduction to Automotive Electronics.

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