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Embedded Systems Architecture Training

Embedded systems architecture has become the starting point for advancements in computer technology.

Over the last decade, computer engineers have been assigned the challenging task of incorporating increasingly powerful computers into and onto increasingly smaller chassis and printed circuit boards (PCBs), mainly to satisfy a growing demand for more reliable, affordable, size-conscious, energy-efficient, and cost-effective computer systems.

Consequently, there has been a movement toward boundary-pushing size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) developments within the world of embedded systems.

Embedded systems architecture features small-form-factor computers that power specific tasks. They may function as standalone devices or as part of larger systems, hence the term “embedded,” and are often used in applications with size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) constraints.

Three major trends involving embedded systems architecture are greater system integration at both chip and board level, more connected devices, and a virtual revolution.

In actuality, any embedded design today is significantly different from those 20 years ago. Firstly, connectivity is paramount, which adds extra functionality and emphasizes security. Also, as users, the level of interaction from an embedded system is high, whether with our smart devices, in our car, or at work.

The architecture of an embedded system is centered around its microcontroller, also sometimes referred to as the microcontroller unit (MCU), typically a single integrated circuit containing the processor, RAM, flash memory, serial receivers and transmitters, and other core components.

The market offers many different choices among architectures, vendors, price range, features, and integrated resources. These are typically designed to be inexpensive, low-resource, low-energy consuming, self-contained systems on a single integrated circuit, which is the reason why they are often referred to as System-on-Chip (SoC).

Due to the variety of processors, memories, and interfaces that can be integrated, there is no actual reference architecture for microcontrollers. Nevertheless, some architectural elements are common across a wide range of models and brands, and even across different processor architectures.

Some microcontrollers are dedicated to specific applications and exposing a particular set of interfaces to communicate to peripherals and to the outside world. Others are focused on providing solutions with reduced hardware costs, or with very limited energy consumption.

Consequently, there are considerable benefits to embedded systems architecture. Embedded systems are designed to operate with little to no human interference and to complete tasks in the most efficient way.

Embedded systems are generally considered easy to manage. Since the materials used to make these devices are cheap and long-lasting, they require less maintenance.

Embedded systems are also knowns for fast performance. Developers must fulfill non-functional requirements like execution time, energy consumption, and memory capacity to optimize a system’s performance.

Embedded Systems Architecture Training Course by Tonex

Embedded Systems Architecture Training is a 2-day practical training course focusing on embedded system’s architecture,  models, specification, high level design, system partitioning, , building blocks and components, quality, security, safety, reliability. Participants will learn about the architecture of embedded systems, embedded software, firmware and hardware, RTOS and real-time programming, portability, low power, and more.

Embedded Systems Architecture Training Course is designed for technical professionals, analysts, managers, software and systems engineers, programmers, hardware engineers and designers who are interested in embedded systems.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, programmers, and designers of embedded systems; software and hardware engineers; IT architects; systems designers; new product developers. Students in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering, managers, and employees with little or no embedded system architecture experience. The course is also useful for those who have experience with embedded systems but have never had any formal training on embedded system architecture and design.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of embedded systems
  • A summary of embedded systems engineering, analysis and design
  • How to design a embedded system
  • How to architect embedded systems
  • Real-world approach to the fundamentals, as well as the design and architecture process
  • Discussions on FPGAs, modeling and simulation, testing, middleware and programming techniques

Course Book provided to participants

Course Content

Introduction to Embedded Systems

  • Overview of Embedded Systems
  • A Systems Approach to Embedded Systems Design
  • Embedded Systems ConOps and Requirements Engineering
  • Embedded Systems Cybersecurity
  • An Introduction to Embedded Systems Architecture
  • The Embedded Systems Model
  • An Overview of Programming Languages and Examples of their Standards
  • Standards and Networking

Introduction to Embedded Hardware

  • Embedded Hardware Building Blocks and the Embedded Board
  • Embedded Processors
  • Board Memory
  • Board I/O
  • Board Buses
  • Introduction to
  • Embedded Software

Introduction to Embedded Software 

  • Device Drivers
  • Interrupt Handling
  • Memory Device Drivers
  • On-Board Bus Device Drivers
  • Board I/O Driver Examples

Embedded Operating Systems (OS)

  • Overview of OS for Embedded Systems
  • Multitasking and Process Management
  • Memory Management
  • and File System Management
  • OS Performance Guidelines
  • Selecting the Right Embedded OS and BSPs

Middleware and Application Software

  •  What is Middleware?
  • What Is an Application?
  • Middleware Examples
  • Application Layer Software Examples

Embedded System Design and Development

  • Defining the System
  • Creating the Architecture and Documenting the Design
  • Creating an Embedded System Architecture
  • Implementation and Testing
  • Implementing the Design
  • Quality Assurance and Testing of the Design
  • Maintaining the Embedded System and Beyond

Capstone Project

  • A Simple Embedded System Project
  • Selective Embedded Systems Projects: Automotive, Aerospace, Satellite, Toys
  • Exercises

 

Embedded Systems Architecture Training

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