Course DescriptionIn this course students learn the key concepts of embedded systems hardware design. Gaining an inside look at some of the most common embedded systems and the functional blocks within those systems, students in this course examine hardware components and their interfaces as well as important design considerations. They learn embedded systems design considerations and several approaches to system building common in the industry. Other key concepts in embedded hardware design include memories used in embedded systems and their interfaces, basic concepts in microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the typical buses used at the system level.
After completing the course, you will see how the key concepts in embedded hardware design fit together, including the interaction of these hardware components as well as important design considerations.
Functional blocks and tear-down analysis
Hardware design considerations
Design methodology (ASIC, FPGA, COTS)
Memory subsystem and hierarchy, types (SRAM, PSRAM, DRAM, Non-volatile memories)
Inter-IC communications overview (SPI, 12C, Parallel Bus)
Describe how microprocessors, memory subsystems and other hardware components interact
Discuss key concepts in hardware design
Identify bottlenecks in choice of hardware in order to make more effective decisions
PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for this course.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Embedded Systems Development Boeing Certificate : 84 Hour Certificate
- Product Security Certificate Cybersecurity Track : Electives
- Product Security Certificate Tamper Resistance Track : Core - Required
*Academic Unit eligibility to be determined by college/university in which you are enrolled in a degree seeking program.