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Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Systems Development

The world is well groomed for standalone 5G and the mushrooming Internet of Things (IoT).

Powered by 5G architecture, the mass connectivity of devices is expected to reach 25 billion in 2021. It’s predicted that the markets for overall embedded systems will grow with a CAGR of 22.5% to reach $226 billion through 2020.

The adoption of IoT is already in a race in various applications – smart home, smart industries, etc. Many IoT devices are even becoming mainstream in agriculture.

IoT is constantly getting bigger and better. However, without embedded systems programming this would never have happened.

An embedded system is a combination of customized hardware and customized software. Customized hardware is the personalized design to suit your specific system with specific set of requirements. Customized software (also known as embedded firmware) is the software piece that gives life to the hardware. Developers conceptualize, write and cultivate the source code in order to develop a program that can perform desired functionality.

Compared to general purpose system (GPS), embedded systems (ES) are constrained in terms of resources. This means it will have lesser computing power, memory and lesser peripherals compared to GPS. For example your laptop might have 4GB of RAM (which is a GPS) whereas your wearable device (ES) might hardly have 200MB of RAM. This makes programming ES much different and challenging than GPS.

You can think of embedded system programming as a subset of Internet of Things (IoT) programming.

This connected environment allows technologies to get connected across multiple devices, platforms and networks, creating a web of communication that is revolutionizing the way we interact digitally with the world. Essentially, connected embedded systems are changing interactions and behavior with our environment, communities and homes, and even with our own bodies.

There are embedded systems around us in the form of commercial systems like vending machines, smart kiosks, AC controller, connected cars, hotel bill printers, etc., which are capable of performing a unique variety of operations.

However, systems engineers are finding that designing an embedded IoT hardware system is challenging. That’s because embedded IoT systems need to be designed for specific functions, possessing qualities of a good product design like low power consumption, secured architecture, reliable processor, etc.

One of the challenges involve lack of necessary flexibility for running applications over embedded systems.

Another big problem involves security issues. All the IoT hardware products need to perform securely in the real-time embedded environment. Since all the embedded components operate in a highly resource-constrained and in physically insecure situations, engineers often face problems in ensuring the security of these embedded components.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Systems Development Course by Tonex

Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Systems Development is a 2-day training program covering system development and architecture of IoT devices, embedded systems analysis, design, development, verification and validation (V&V), trade-offs between software, firmware and hardware. Participants will also learn the foundation of IoT connectivity and cybersecurity.

Internet of Things (IoT) devices require a rich set of embedded system functionalities, wireless connectivity options, networking protocols, security and more. From smart sensors, to smart appliances to autonomous systems, connected IoT devices also require scalability for resource constrained devices, feature rich embedded functions, improved battery life, security for data storage and transmission, authentication, authorization, and RESTFul enabled architecture support for cloud integration.

The course covers the convergence of Internet of Things (IOT), embedded systems, cybersecurity, 5G connectivity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Analytics, and more.

Embedded devices are a part of a larger IoT devices where they perform specific functions, tasks of the device architecture. Embedded systems are the cornerstone for the deployment of many Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, especially within certain industry verticals and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

Major players in smart IoT devices use embedded system hardware and software developments including Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), microprocessors, microcontrollers, memory footprints and networking, and open source functions.

Topics Include:

  • Principles of Internet Of Things (IOT)
  • Development Life Cycle in Embedded Infrastructure and Devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem
  • Fundamentals of IoT Fundamentals, Design Considerations and Constraints
  • Embedded System Design and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware, Software, Tools, and RTOSs
  • Fundamentals of IoT and Embedded Systems Design and Programming
  • IoT and Embedded System Architecture
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems (RTOS) Programming for IoT Devices
  • Fundamentals of Microcontroller and Microprocessors
  • Trade-offs between Hardware, Software and Firmware
  • Evaluation of Embedded System Solutions within IoT
  • Networking Functions supported by Embedded IoT Infrastructures
  • Fundamentals of IoT Ccnnectivity  including 4G/5G, Bluetooth/BLE, ZigBee, WiFi, Mobile Ad Hoc Networkn (MANET), SATCOM and more
  • Fundamentals of Key Components of Cybersecurity applied in Embedded IoT Systems
  • The Challenges of Modern Embedded Systems Development
  • Challenges in IoT Enabled Embedded Systems Engineering Domain including: Analysis Design, Development, Production, Testing, and Maintenance of embedded systems
  • Examples of Embedded systems such as microprocessor-based control systems, system-on-chip (SoC) design and device software development
  • Embedded system design and programming
  • Embedded Linux Features
  • Embedded C and C++ Programming
  • IoT and Embedded Data Structures and Logic Analysis

Who Should Enroll

Hardware/software engineers; testing engineers; communications and networking engineers; control systems engineers; and  any other technical professionals involved in embedded systems design and IoT development.




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