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About the 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...

Top reviews

Sep 17, 2017

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

Oct 26, 2020

This course is full of benefit. Content of the course is very accurate. Teacher who was teaching was also good. I would suggest to all the beginner to learn this topic who are interested in IoT field.

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By T N

May 16, 2020

this is very useful course, and the professor is very good in teaching

By Gayathri V

May 7, 2020

Really Informative and a good start to IoT through the course content.

By Sayani D

Mar 30, 2017

Nice course.Learned new things.Professor describe all things very well

By Jose A M

Jan 13, 2016

Excellent Content and excellent domain of the topic by the Professor.

By Vedant J

Nov 11, 2015

clearly explained and a very good course to startup with iot! loved it

By Sourabh S S

Jul 1, 2020

Great course to start with the basics and strengthen our base for IoT

By James J F

Jun 28, 2016

Starts off really basic, but is thorough. Overall, very informative.

By David F

Apr 22, 2016

Enjoyable, accessible introduction to IoT. Progresses at a good pace.

By Mohammad M M

Oct 6, 2020

Good for beginners, but I expected to learn more in-depth materials.

By Miguel A S G

Jan 9, 2016

It is not too much technical so for being an introduction is perfect

By Donald B

May 2, 2020

last assignment is a bit outdated, but otherwise a fairly fun class

By Sanskar T

Dec 14, 2019

as the name suggests, introductory at best, completed in 1 day only


Jan 18, 2022

It's useful who are starting to study the IOT and embedded systems

By MinSeo J

Aug 2, 2019

great cours for learning basics about IoT, but I would rec a cours

By Christy P

Sep 26, 2021

Really well explained and is very easy to understand the concepts

By Ahmed A

Sep 6, 2021

A​ great course and full of information, just needs to be updated

By Anirban D

Jan 4, 2021

It was a practical course and assignments were very useful to me.

By Ranit B

Jun 24, 2020

The vidoes and explanations ar enice, but the assignments aren't.

By Avinash V B

May 19, 2020

It was really good experience and learned a lot about IoT devices


Jun 20, 2016

Nice course and builds good foundation for forth-coming courses.

By Donat G

Mar 24, 2016

Not as deep as i would like, but good intro and well presented..!

By Murali K

Apr 3, 2020

Gave good overview, but didn't teach any hardware implementation

By Devidas N I

May 13, 2020

Awesome course for the introduction for IOT and Embedded System

By vikas c

May 5, 2019

make this course more practical and increase number of projects

By Gianpaolo F

Oct 19, 2015

Good course, the teacher is very good in explaining the subject