Course Description

Embedded System Hardware Architecture Essentials

18 Hours | 1.8 CEUs | $2,295

  • In 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.

Introduction to Embedded Linux Systems Programming

18 Hours | 1.8 CEUs | $2,295

  • This instructor-led course will give you the step-by-step framework for developing an embedded Linux product. Starting with the cross-compiler, you’ll learn about setting up a development system, boot loaders, the kernel, drivers, device tree, and all the various software and decisions that need to be made when building a user space root filesystem. Hands-on labs with a RISC-V based emulated development target allow students to practice both coding and building the various parts of the system covered in class.

Introduction to Real-Time Embedded Systems Programming

24 Hours | 2.4 CEUs | $2,995

  • A real-time embedded system is designed to monitor and respond to external environments within a time deadline. Systems interact with the environment using a variety of hardware and software interfaces. The embedded software manages these interfaces and makes sure that the tasks are accomplished within tight timing constraints. The Real Time Operating System (RTOS) on these devices is responsible for scheduling independent tasks and managing processes. This introductory course provides a foundation in the features and programming models of real-time embedded systems with hands-on learning.
    The course introduces the fundamentals of real-time scheduling and resource management protocols that are essential in designing and building products and covers the use of RTOS to effectively design tasks and device drivers to meet real-time requirements. You'll learn about important topics in real-time systems, such as priority-based real time scheduling, interrupt handling, using timers, and detecting and preventing deadlocks. The course will also discuss multi-threading, cooperative versus preemptive multi-tasking and inter-process communications, focusing on programming in FreeRTOS and understanding internals such as schedulers and idle tasks.
  • You'll design and code a real-time embedded systems project in C language on an open source FreeRTOS emulator. Upon completion of the course, you'll understand real-time embedded systems programming and the interactions of hardware, software, and the OS in such systems.

Classes are delivered in Central Time Zone and class times are notated on each course link.

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Section Title
Embedded Systems Professional Certificate
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7585 non-credit $7,585.00
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To complete "Embedded Systems Professional Certificate", you must enroll in ESD100ESD200, & ESD300. Click on each course link for more details and to add to cart:

Embedded System Hardware Architecture Essential (ESD100): pick one

  • Starts Jul 29, 31, Aug 5, 7, 12, 14
  • Starts Dec 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

Introduction to Embedded Linux Systems Programming (ESD200): 

  • Starts Aug 19, 21, 26, 28, Sep 4, 9

Introduction to Real-Time Embedded Systems Programming (ESD300)

  • Starts Apr 22, 24, 29, Mar 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
  • Starts Sep 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Oct 2, 7, 9
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