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Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

The explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” is changing our world and the rapid drop in price for typical IoT components is allowing people to innovate new designs and products at home. In this first class in the specialization you will learn the importance of IoT in society, the current components of typical IoT devices and trends for the future. IoT design considerations, constraints and interfacing between the physical world and your device will also be covered. You will also learn how to make design trade-offs between hardware and software. We'll also cover key components of networking to ensure that students understand how to connect their device to the Internet. Please note that this course does not include discussion forums. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Define the term “Internet of Things” 2. State the technological trends which have led to IoT 3. Describe the impact of IoT on society 4. Define what an embedded system is in terms of its interface 5. Enumerate and describe the components of an embedded system 6. Describe the interactions of embedded systems with the physical world 7. Name the core hardware components most commonly used in IoT devices 8. Describe the interaction between software and hardware in an IoT device 9. Describe the role of an operating system to support software in an IoT device 10. Explain the use of networking and basic networking hardware 11. Describe the structure of the Internet 12. Describe the meaning of a “network protocol” 13. Explain MANETs and their relation to IoT...

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Sep 18, 2017

good course :)\n\nplease review my assignment to complete my course :(\n\n


Nov 27, 2017

Great class! Overall, it covers mostly the basics of Internet of Things. Good for those who are new to the field. Would not recommend it to those who have some knowledge on embedded systems already.

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By Olga Spetsieri

Jan 17, 2019

General introductory course, provides some high level networking overview.


Jan 15, 2019

Good intro course. Prof is knowledgeable and easy to listen to/understand.

By Osvaldo G. Ortiz

Jan 14, 2019

The course is good if you don´t know the basics of networks and data communicationsotherwise it will be very easy to complete.

By Deleted Account

Jan 14, 2019

thanks courser instructor explains clearly

By Varun Joshi

Jan 06, 2019

Good start for beginners.

By Harsh Patel

Jan 03, 2019

Very good starting if you are looking for embedded systems and IoT

By Frederick Chan

Jan 01, 2019

Excellent instructor

By Abhishek Shukla

Dec 24, 2018

It's a great starting point for people who are interested in exploring in Electronics related Field. Dr Harris has taught it amazingly well.

By Barış Soyer

Dec 23, 2018

With the good and exciting lectures of Mr Harris, this course is giving pretty much all about basics of embedded systems and IoT devices.

By Vishal Mahobia

Dec 23, 2018

Great Course. Thanks