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Intermediate Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction to Embedded Hardware

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 50 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Introduction to Embedded Systems7m
Design characteristics and challenges10m
Input/Output devices7m
Wire communication, ADC/DAC11m
Sensors, actuators, interrupts vs. polling9m
5 readings
Build your own input/output system with the Arduino!45m
Build your own ADC using Arduino!30m
Learn how to use serial communication using the Arduino!30m
Create a timer for polling using the Arduino!30m
Quiz 1 assignment (to be done before Quiz 1)10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Embedded HW (Graded quiz)30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Processing Elements of an Embedded System

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Main features of embedded processors10m
Use-cases of micro-controller platforms8m
Reconfigurable platforms, FPGAs10m
Embedded processors vs. FPGAs10m
2 readings
Practical list of comparison of MCU vs FPGA30m
A comparison between MCU, FPGA, DSP, ASIC from Atmel30m
1 practice exercise
Processing elements (Graded quiz)30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Overview of operating systems and embedded operating systems

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Linux kernel functions and advantages7m
The microkernel7m
The modular kernel5m
Introduction to Contiki5m
Introduction to TinyOS11m
Introduction to RIOT OS8m
4 readings
In depth reading of the QNX microkernel30m
The case for using Contiki in sensor networks20m
TinyOS github & Documentation30m
RiotOS for IoT20m
1 practice exercise
Embedded Operating Systems (Graded quiz)30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Contiki OS and Cooja simulation

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
The Contiki system9m
Contiki's kernel architecture7m
Contiki services and libraries9m
Communication in Contiki I6m
Communication in Contiki II5m
Protothread, multithreading and code sizes7m
Cooja simulation8m
1 reading
Get started with Cooja: Step-by-step30m
1 practice exercise
Contiki and Cooja (Graded quiz)30m

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About the Development of Secure Embedded Systems Specialization

Three people died after the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines aircraft from Seoul, Korea, at San Fransisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6, 2013. The American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) established that the crash most probably was caused by the flight crew's (in)actions. Three teenage girls lost their lives; two in the airplane and another was accidentally run over by a firetruck. The human factor is often cause for accidents. NTSB and others report that more than 50 percent of plane crashes is caused by pilot error (and for road accidents it is even 90 perc.) Correctly designed safety and security critical systems can prevent these errors. After following this course successfully, you are able to develop secure embedded systems that are at the core of these safety and security critical systems. You are even challenged to program your own landing guiding system in our capstone project. If you are interested in building secure embedded systems for the benefit of humanity, this specialization is for you! EIT Digital has chosen 3 MOOC topics of industrial interest, namely: 1) Embedded design and hardware, 2) Security in embedded connectivity and 3) Real-Time systems. These MOOCs show what it takes to program Internet-of-Things systems. We focus on tools used in the modern IoT industry, and we push for a practical learn-by-programming approach in which you are exposed to the actual development in an early stage. We hope to see you soon!...
Development of Secure Embedded Systems

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