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Welcome to the Introduction to Embedded Systems Software and Development Environments. This course is focused on giving you real world coding experience and hands on project work with ARM based Microcontrollers. You will learn how to implement software configuration management and develop embedded software applications. Course assignments include creating a build system using the GNU Toolchain GCC, using Git version control, and developing software in Linux on a Virtual Machine. The course concludes with a project where you will create your own build system and firmware that can manipulate memory. The second course in this 2 course series , Embedded Software and Hardware Architecture, will use hardware tools to program and debug microcontrollers with bare-metal firmware. Using a Texas Instruments MSP432 Development Kit, you will configure a variety of peripherals, write numerous programs, and see your work execute on your own embedded platform!...

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Jan 5, 2020

I have done a few computer science courses already and some of them were related to embedded systems. This is one of the best so far.

Higher level than a introductory course.

Highly advisable.


Oct 9, 2019

The course was excellent for me, as a beginner. Of course, the learning curve was steep and the assignments challenging, but I learnt a lot. Thanks you Coursera and University of Colorado, Boulder.

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By Jose G A U

Sep 4, 2019

This is an excellent course, I learned such useful tools and every topic inside each module fits and complements all I learned in my Engineer Degree.

By Ikechukwu A

Dec 12, 2017

An excellent introduction to embedded systems with a lot of rigor. I will recommend it to anyone who is serious about learning about embedded systems

By balasubramanya r b

Nov 12, 2017

Please opt this course for beginning in embedded/ software system domain with aim to capture all the aspects involved in developing sound software.

By Gauthier G

Jul 17, 2020

This course is very well taught. As a beginner with MCU's, I learned many things. The assessments are interesting and challenging. Great course!

By Ameya P

Aug 1, 2020

Very nice course. Does a good job of introducing to version control, software build system and many other things. it was a ice experience.

By Mubbasher M

Feb 8, 2019

A great course and you will learn a lot. A great fair amount of time and effort by the instructor and team in putting up these lectures.

By Mohammed E a

May 25, 2022

from my experience, i recommend this course for the beginner because it has the most important things essential about embedded systems.

By Antônio M W J

Sep 11, 2017

It's a very dense course, with a excellent approach. Even if you are not a beginner in this area, you will probably learn new concepts.

By Pablo C

Dec 30, 2020

Excellent course by Professor Fosdick! The assignments are very challenging and you definitely learn a lot. Can't recommend it enough.

By Muhammad I H

Nov 28, 2022

I would like to commend the effort of the team and most especially the instructor for such a wonderful presentation of the course.

By Yujiang W

Sep 2, 2021

Practical knowledge about GNU Toolchain obtained. Nice course introduces build process and memory management in embedded C.

By Hong S L

Sep 26, 2021

The excellent teacher and the engineer with a deeply strong fundamental that I have ever seen. Thanks Mr. Alex Fosdick

By Deleted A

Mar 12, 2021

Very good, helpful and useful course to get into the industry. Recommended for Every Enthusiast in electronics domain.

By Mario B

Feb 23, 2020

Excellent course! My only recommendation, is to add additional reading material regarding the generation of makefiles.

By Grisel Y B P

Mar 3, 2021

Excellent Course, I really learn a lot, just be careful with the instructions, there are not always very clear.

By Palaniappan

Sep 11, 2019

Good refresher of basic embedded concepts. Excellent introduction to GNU tools and Embedded Software concepts

By Mostafa S N

Jun 20, 2018

Very good and detailed course, to the point info. totally recommended for beginners and intermediate level

By Sarthak T

Aug 8, 2020

Extremely helpful and well made course. Thank you so much for providing this amazing learning experience.

By Charles D C

Mar 19, 2018

Good course with useful materials. Would really like to see the rest of the specialization materialize.

By Jesus B

Feb 13, 2018

good course with insight into gnu toolchain.

Where are the next courses of the so called specialisation?

By minh n n

Sep 28, 2020

This course taught me some aspect about architeture, git, a platform that hardly find in the other.

By Soham J

Jul 5, 2017

Good course ! Lot of information shared. It has the quality like a good university course has.

By Marcelo B d A

Jun 25, 2022

Great course, not easy to complete all task, but that is the differential that make us learn

By Talha Y

Oct 9, 2020

The lectures were quite overwhelming for me, but the overall learning experience was amazing.

By Zill U K

Mar 16, 2021

Great learning course including quizzes and assignments to practically test the theory part.