Real-Time Embedded Systems Specialization
Boost your career with real-time systems expertise. Master real-time theory, methods of analysis and design, and put them into practice.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Project work includes a series of real-time processing and concurrency exercises along with analysis and design in the first two courses. The third course provides experience with mission critical components like error correction code memory, flash file systems, and redundant hardware. In the final course, you put all of the practice together into your own design to build a real-time system that you can test at home. The project covers topics including: concurrency, Linux kernel modules, machine vision, co-processors, and correct function with timing constraints. You will use specific real-time extensions to Linux and compare advantages and disadvantages of Linux to more traditional RTOS, cyclic executive, and FPGA options. The experience you gain can be used to launch additional exploration of hybrid FPGA systems (e.g. Altera and Xilinx), GP-GPU (e.g. NVIDIA), and multi-core scale-up (e.g. ARM A and R-Series) as well as MCU scale-down solutions (ARM M-Series microprocessors).
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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