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Fundamentals of Embedded Systems

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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.

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.

Beginner

8 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated November 29, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Digital signal processing proficiency
Prerequisites:
Embedded Systems and Robotics Fluency

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Microcontrollers and Microprocessors

This lesson provides a history of processing components, tracing the evolution from vacuum tubes to modern technology. It then differentiates MPUs and MCUs, detailing their respective characteristics.

Lesson 2

Embedded Resources

This lesson explores the types of resources and peripherals in embedded systems. Then, it's followed by an in-depth review of the most commonly used peripherals within each type.

Lesson 3

Analog and Digital Input Signals

This lesson gives an introduction to the characteristics of analog and digital signals and also the tradeoffs between the too. Also, set the foundation for a deeper dive into digital signals.

Lesson 4

Intro to Digital Signals

Building upon a basic understanding of digital signals, this lesson delves into advanced topics on digital signals, including tri-state logic and various logic families and their integration.

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Ozgur Cagdas

Embedded Systems 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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