Embedded Systems - Shape The World: Microcontroller Input/Output

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Embedded Systems – Shape The World: Microcontroller Input/Output

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Embedded Systems – Shape The World: Microcontroller Input/Output
The course Embedded Systems – Shape The World: Microcontroller Input/Output is an online class provided by The University of Texas at Austin through edX. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Introduction to the world of embedded systems with a focus on microcontroller input/output in this hands-on, lab-based course.
Course description
Learn how electronic gadgets are designed, developed, and built as embedded systems that shape the world. This is part one of a two part sequence. Together these are hands-on, learn-by-doing courses that show you how to build solutions to real-world problems using embedded systems. In this course, we take a bottom-up approach to problem solving, building gradually from simple interfacing of switches and LEDs to complex concepts like a microcontroller-based pacemaker, digital lock, and a traffic light controller. We will present both general principles and practical tips for building circuits and programming the microcontroller in the C programming language. You will develop debugging skills using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and software instrumentation. Laboratory assignments are first performed in simulation, and then you will build and debug your system on the real microcontroller. At the conclusion of this part 1 you will possess the knowledge to build your own traffic light controller from the ground up. This is the fourth time we have offered this course. Since the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive we do not plan major changes over the previous offerings of the course. We did however break the large class into two smaller classes. There are eight labs in part 1 and six labs in part 2. Students can pick and choose a subset of labs to achieve certification. The three labs that students found most rewarding in this part were designing the software algorithm for a demand pacemaker, interfacing switches and LEDS, and the finite state machine traffic light controller. To complete this course, you will be required to purchase a Texas Instruments TM4C123 microcontroller kit and a few electronic components. This microcontroller has a state-of-the-art ARM Cortex-M4 processor. We will provide instructions about purchasing the kit and installing required software at: http://edx-org-utaustinx.s3.amazonaws.com/UT601x/index.html.

Prerequisites & Facts

Embedded Systems – Shape The World: Microcontroller Input/Output

Course Topic

Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering

University, College, Institution

The University of Texas at Austin

Course Skill Level

Intermediate

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

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Embedded Systems – Shape The World: Microcontroller Input/Output

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / The University of Texas at Austin you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (49.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: The University of Texas at Austin
Topic: Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering
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