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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 Deepak K

Jul 20, 2021

best platform to learn in easy and efficient way..


Jun 14, 2021

E​xcelente curso, de mucha utilidad y muy practico

By Vincenzo V

Apr 22, 2021

Very thorough explanations of interesting concepts

By Kamal L

Feb 18, 2021

nice introduction!

everything was explained simply.


Jul 9, 2020

i learned a lot thanks to the opportunity coursera

By Marc K

May 4, 2020

Great structure and clear explanations, thank you!

By Anvay S M

Apr 4, 2020

Nice one.

Must for beginners who want to learn iot.


Dec 18, 2019

Smart homing abilities are improved via the course

By Kartik R

Nov 13, 2018

Great in-depth look into embedded systems and IoT.

By Durgi V B N

May 8, 2018

Awesome, I have come across number of new concepts

By Farhan A

Mar 10, 2018

Best Course for beginners who have interest in IoT

By Jill I

Nov 8, 2017

Excellent introduction to IoT and embedded systems

By Varun R S

Sep 16, 2017

Just an exceptional way to learn from Prof. Harris

By Beth L

Jul 5, 2017

very simple and clear description of the basic kno


May 23, 2021

I would like to complete all the specialization.

By Sankaranarayanan S

Sep 21, 2020

Easy and useful course his teaching was very good

By Uday B P V

Sep 13, 2020

Exceptional Teaching and challenging assignments.

By sanampalle g

Sep 5, 2020


By Juan d D S L

Aug 19, 2020

Good course to introduce you to the basics of IoT

By Subashini S

Jul 20, 2020

Very much beneficial huge thanks to the professor

By Rajat G

Jun 24, 2020

Quality teaching with easy to understand methods.

By C A

May 31, 2020

Nice learnt about IOT basics and embedded systems

By Daniel B

May 5, 2020

I really enjoyed the course which was so usefull!

By Pankhuri R

Apr 28, 2020

Good course for beginner. Details covered nicely.

By chintamani a w

Apr 12, 2020

Nice Course , Lot of basic information about IoT.