Updated April 9, 2021
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Best Embedded Systems Courses 2021
Best Embedded Systems Tutorials 2021
Mastering Microcontroller with Embedded Driver Development
The Embedded Systems course is designed for beginners to advanced audiences.
This Embedded Systems course demystifies the inner workings of the microcontroller and its peripherals.
Coding of STEP-BY-STEP devices and development of software drivers entirely from scratch by extracting as much information as possible from datasheets, reference manuals, specifications, etc.
Protocol decoding using logic analyzers, debugging, testing with tips and tricks.
Learning integrated system programming can be a challenge. Since this is a relatively uncomplicated field, there is not yet a real gold standard for how things are practiced or taught, which can frustrate people who are just trying to learn new things. things and cannot connect the dots and this is the motivation behind creating this Embedded Systems course to help engineers and students learn different aspects of embedded systems by providing advanced high quality Embedded Systems courses at a relatively low price Learn at your own pace by using the progressive method, with each of my short, informative lectures. Embedded Systems course because I think your time is valuable and you shouldn’t have to look for a practical foundation in integrated system programming. In this Embedded Systems course, you will learn how to write your own device driver for most of the commonly used devices such as GPIO, I2C, SPI, USART, etc. and what’s interesting is that you are going to learn everything from scratch.
No third-party libraries!
No blind coding!
Write your own driver APIs by dealing with the MCU’s peripheral registers!
Code and implement APIs from scratch, diving into the MCU datasheet and reference manual. I will explain in detail how to extract as much information as possible from datasheets, technical reference manuals to configure and manage devices. You can apply these techniques to any MCU you have on hand. In this Embedded Systems course, I will walk you step by step through how to configure various devices like GPIO, SPI, USART, I2C by guiding you through the reference manual and datasheet. We will develop fully functional driver code, interrupt handlers, an all-from-scratch sample app to understand the big picture. In each lecture, I assure you that you will certainly learn something new that you can certainly use in your work or projects. You will find yourself dealing with these devices with much more clarity and you will be able to quickly speculate and debug the problem and I will show you tips and advice to debug the most common problems using debugging tools such as logic analyzers.
This is not an Arduino style of programming!
I think Arduino is for rapid product prototyping but not for mastering the work of microcontrollers and its peripherals, unlike Arduino programming where you find a quick fix and prototyping products using libraries third parties, this Embedded Systems course is entirely different. In this Embedded Systems course, no third-party libraries are used. Everything we’re going to code by referring to the MCU Tech Reference Manual and create our own library. The power of this approach is that when things go wrong in your project work due to bugs, you can quickly speculate on a problem and debug like a pro. If one thing my students and I are good at, it’s “debugging.” To acquire good debugging skills it is very important that you code by understanding how things work in the background, but not just blindly using third party libraries and this is the biggest TAKE away from this Embedded Systems course.
The Embedded Systems course is designed and explained in such a way that it is generic on any type of microcontroller. The code we develop can be used as a template to quickly come up with a device driver for your on-chip MCU devices.
Software / hardware used:
In this Embedded Systems course, the code is developed so that it can be ported to any MCU you have on hand. If you need help porting these codes to different MCUs, you can always contact me! The Embedded Systems course is not strictly related to any type of MCU. So if you already have a development board that works with the ARM-Cortex M3 / M4 processor, I recommend that you keep using it. But if you don’t have a development board, check out the development boards below.
You will learn:
Understand the correct methods of managing and programming MCU devices
Develop device drivers for your microcontroller
Understand all the stages of driver development from scratch for GPIO, SPI, I2C and USART.
Learn how to write device driver headers, prototyping and implementation APIs
Explore MCU datasheets, reference manuals, boot codes to get things done
Learn Good Ways to Manage / Configure Interrupts for Various Devices
Learn about Peripheral IRQs / Vector Table / NVIC Interfaces and many
Learn about configuration / status / control registers of various devices.
Demystify the behind-the-scenes work details of SPI, I2C, GPIO, USART, etc.
Explore the hidden secrets of MCU bus interfaces, clock sources, MCU clock configurations, and more.
Understand the correct ways to enable / configure peripheral clocks / serial clocks / baud rates of various serial protocols
Learn more about AHB and APB MCU bus protocols
Learn more about different MCU clocks like HCLK, PCLK, PLL, etc.
Learn how to capture / decode / analyze serial protocol traces on the logic analyzer
Learn About Quick Ways to Debug Device Issues with Case Studies
Embedded Systems Programming on ARM Cortex-M3/M4 Processor
Have you ever tried to learn more about ARM Cortex M3 / M4 processor by reading a book or tech manuals and found it stuck? Did you end up seeing pieces all over the map, but couldn’t tie everything together to get the big picture?
This Embedded Systems course is intended for engineers / embedded students like you who wish to learn and program ARM Cortex M3 / M4 controllers by deepening their internal and programming aspects.
Don’t worry if you are new to the ARM controller. In this Embedded Systems course, you will see everything you need to get started quickly with programming the Cortex M3 / M4 based controller. The lab session covers various programming assignments that help you better remember concepts.
1. You need ST’s ARM Cortex M4 based DISCOVERY STM32F407 board if you want to try the code on the target.
3. You may also be able to take this Embedded Systems course if you have other ST cards such as Nucleo or Assessment.
1. In this Embedded Systems course, Eclipse-based STM32CubeIDE is used as IDE (supports Windows / Linux / Mac) (FREE)
You will learn:
Internal architecture of the ARM Cortex M3 / M4 processor and programming
Learn mixed and stitch coding using online stitching technique
Memory demystification, bus interfaces, NVIC, exception handling with lots of animation
ARM Cortex Mx Interrupts and Microcontroller Configuration
Low level register Programming for interrupts, system exceptions, prioritization, preemption, etc.
Learn how to write IRQ handlers, IRQ numbers, NVIC and mcu plus
Implementing the Task Scheduler using the PENDSV and SYSTICK features of the processor
Context switching implementation
Learn and write the linker script and mcu boot file from scratch
Bare metal on-board construction process
Processor fault exceptions and fault handler implementation and fault analysis
Stack and AAPCS standard
learn inline assembly, bare functions, and gcc variable and section attributes
Embedded Systems using the ARM Mbed Platform
This Embedded Systems course teaches and guides the implementation of various interfaces with the ARM mbed platform. The mbed development platform is the fastest way to build products based on ARM microcontrollers. The project is developed by ARM, its partners and contributions from the global mbed developer community.
The Embedded Systems course is divided into six sections (17 lectures), each section dealing with the theory, programming and laboratory of each interface. The interfaces taught in this course are
2. Seven-segment displays
3.Character LCD (16 x 2)
4. Matrix keyboard
5. Analog inputs
6. Serial communication
Candidates who take this Embedded Systems course can acquire a skill set with which they can design electronic platforms for industry as well as for their personal hobby.
For this Embedded Systems course you will need a hardware mbed card called the Freedom KL25Z card from Freescale Semiconductors. You can get more information from the table of