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Embedded Systems Fundamentals

Nanodegree Program

This Nanodegree provides an overview of embedded systems. You will cover key components like microcontrollers and microprocessors. You'll explore resources, peripheral devices, and the nuances of analog and digital signals before taking an in-depth look at digital signal processing. Here, you'll delve into clocking, logic circuits, gate combinations, and multiplexers, enabling you to construct advanced logical circuits based on truth tables. Lastly, you will learn how to use breadboards for testing and prototyping and understand the intricacies of synchronous and asynchronous processing in embedded systems. In the final project, you will design and implement a microprocessor-based, digital device-control interface.

This Nanodegree provides an overview of embedded systems. You will cover key components like microcontrollers and microprocessors. You'll explore resources, peripheral devices, and the nuances of analog and digital signals before taking an in-depth look at digital signal processing. Here, you'll delve into clocking, logic circuits, gate combinations, and multiplexers, enabling you to construct advanced logical circuits based on truth tables. Lastly, you will learn how to use breadboards for testing and prototyping and understand the intricacies of synchronous and asynchronous processing in embedded systems. In the final project, you will design and implement a microprocessor-based, digital device-control interface.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated November 29, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Digital signal processing proficiency • Logic Gates • Logic Circuits • Digital signal processing
Prerequisites:
Embedded Systems and Robotics Fluency • Basic Python

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome to the Nanodegree Program!

Welcome to Udacity! We're excited to share more about your nanodegree and start this journey with you!

Course 2 8 hours

Fundamentals of Embedded Systems

This course will provide an overview of embedded systems, including the history of processing components and the differences between microcontrollers and microprocessors. You will also learn about resources and peripheral devices common to embedded systems and analog and digital signals. By the end of this course, you will be able to design a variety of embedded systems and decode a simple message using the UART protocol.

Course 3 8 hours

Combination Gates and Multiplexers

This course covers how digital signals are processed to create advanced circuits in embedded systems. It includes clocking in digital systems, logic circuits, combined logic gates, and multiplexers. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to create advanced logical circuits that match truth tables using logic gates.

Course 4 6 hours

Connecting and Programming Embedded Systems

This course covers how to connect and program embedded systems. You will learn how to read and create circuit diagrams, see how breadboards are used to test and prototype embedded systems, and learn the differences between synchronous and asynchronous processing.

Taught By The Best

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Ozgur Cagdas

Embedded Software Consultant

Ozgur has a 20+ years experience in the embedded systems field with exposure to products in different domains from home entertainment to industrial control, healthcare and automotive. As well as developing professional systems, he is also passionate about learning and explaining complex concepts in simple ways.

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