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Approx. 29 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Internet Of Things (IOT)DebuggingReal-Time Operating System (RTOS)
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Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

22 minutes to complete

Welcome to Architecting Smart IoT Devices

22 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Hardware you'll need for the assignments10m
How to navigate through this course5m

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Hardware & Software for EmS

7 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 48 min), 19 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Software Components8m
IoT Components6m
19 readings
What's a web tour and what does it have to do with quizzes?2m
Study of a few Embedded Processor Families20m
Cache, pipeline and coupling10m
Where do (development) boards come in?10m
Explore examples of boards20m
Optional Resources15m
Network basics - for network newbies10m
Sensor Networks for IoT30m
Operating System types20m
Protocol stacks10m
Integrated Development Environment10m
IoT today and tomorrow20m
IoT and big data (in the cloud)20m
Complete solution market offerings25m
Application protocols10m
SensorTag Experiment1h
5 practice exercises
Software Components10m
IoT Components10m

Week 3

9 hours to complete


9 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 42 min), 26 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
From XXS to XXL7m
Real-time Scheduling7m
Synchronisation and Communication8m
Device Drivers7m
Five rules for architecting a multithreading design8m
26 readings
Optional Resources5m
Silicon vendor - independent OS30m
Silicon vendor OS for IoT15m
XXS (RT)OS for IoT15m
Evaluation reports on the embedded OS8m
Optional Resources30m
Arbitration in a hardware bus-based environment25m
Scheduling algorithms10m
Optional Resources15m
RTOS overview10m
Reading more about RTOS10m
What is priority inversion, inheritance and ceiling?20m
What does an RTOS have to offer?15m
Multitasking programming language10m
Investigate an RTOS of your choice10m
Optional Resources25m
VRTX vs Nucleus15m
Processor interrupt models20m
Device Driver model example35m
Driver certification programs10m
Optional Resources10m
Rules for tasking1h
Rate Monotonic Scheduling5m
Tools for schedulability analysis20m
Fault-Tolerance Design15m
Turn your smartphone into a BB gateway15m
5 practice exercises
Real-Time Scheduling10m
Synchronisation and Communication web tour10m
Device Drivers10m
Multithreading Design10m

Week 4

11 hours to complete

System Finalisation

11 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 28 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Software development tools and environments8m
Debugging basics: Thread and Device Drivers6m
Debugging Specials and Code Tuning7m
Testing and Device Simulation8m
Hardware or Software Security?5m
28 readings
Optional Resources15m
Challenges in Embedded Systems Development10m
Connecting target and host15m
IDE examples20m
Languages for Embedded Systems10m
Remote debugginng (optional experiment)30m
Cross-compiler practice25m
Optional Resources30m
Simulation on host20m
Logical remote debugging15m
Realtime debugging25m
Step by step (optional)40m
Optional resources30m
MMU as debugging tool15m
Optional Resources40m
White- and black-box testing30m
Simulating input, capturing output10m
Sporadic bugs5m
System survival under failure20m
Hardware or Software Security?25m
Security requirements20m
Security coding techniques5m
Security models15m
No reverse engineering15m
How vendors deal with security issues15m
Private Clouds25m
3 practice exercises
Development Tools and Environments10m
Debugging Basics10m
Debugging Specials14m



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