Embedded Design and Development

Embedded-designThe growing features in electronics products adds complexity and challenges for design engineers. The survey states that writing, debugging and verifying consumes largest marker share of embedded development boards.

Engineers have to face various, sometimes even contrary challenges in  terms of time, cost and customer requirements. As an embedded engineer,

it is often your duty to complete projects under severe time constraints.

Given this task, how can you proceed from concept to specification,

prototype and final product with maximum efficiency and design  integrity? In other words, how to meet best the time and cost objectives while ensuring the best quality of your embedded design?

More complex software needs more capable tools, not only to write the code in the first place, but also to make sure it does what the developer intended. And when the software is used in a critical elements of a system, it may well need to be written to a particular standard and tested against it. Then there are operating system issues, as well as security concerns.

Why Study Embedded Systems?

Embedded systems are playing important roles in our lives everyday, even though they might not necessarily be visible. Some of the embedded systems we use every day control the menu system on television, the timer in a microwave oven, a cell phone, an MP3 player or any other device with some amount of intelligence built-in. In fact, recent poll data shows that embedded computer systems currently outnumber humans in the USA. Embedded systems are a rapidly growing industry where growth opportunities are numerous.
First reason why we need embedded systems is because general-purpose computers, like PCs, would be far too costly for the majority of products that incorporate some form of embedded system technology. Another reason why we need embedded systems is because general-purpose solution might also fail to meet a number of functional or performance requirements such as constraints in power-consumption, size-limitations, reliability or real-time performance etc.

Here are list of courses available from leading institutes..

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Embedded Design Courses

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Neona Embedded Labz

Neona Embedded Labz Training division is focused on sharing competitive technical knowledge with young and dynamic students who are poised to become the innovative engineers of tomorrow.

 Modules Brief Description:

1. Java Brush Up
Knowing Java is vital to developing applications on Android. Strengthen the basics and accelerate app development on Android.

2. Introduction to Android
Android Overview, Anatomy & Physiology Android Versions & Features Overview of Stack

3. Installation & Setting up Dev Environment
SDK Overview Installing SDK & Setting up Programming Environment Creating your first project

4. Application Components
Activities, Services, Broadcast Receivers, Content Providers.

5. Layouts & Views
Declaring Layouts in XML Exploring all Layouts Creating Activities with different Layouts.

6. Applying Styles & Themes
Faster and organized XML Designs.

7. Menus
Defining Menus Creating an Options Menu, Context Menu

8. Handling UI Events
Learning to use the Android UI Event Subsystem.

9. Dialogs
Alert, Date Picker, Time Picker, Progress Dialogs.

10. Toast Notifications
Basic Toast Notification Positioning Toasts Custom Toasts

11. Widgets & Other Views
Explore all the commonly used Android widgets.

12. Application Resources
Providing Resources, Accessing Resources, Localization.

13. Intents & Activities
Creating & Handling Intents Intent Filters

14. Audio Playback
Preparing Media Audio Playback Video Playback

15. Code Debugging
Learn effective techniques of debugging . Speed up application bug fixes.

16. Demo Project

17. Task Management
Saving & Restoring Task state.

18. Handling SQL Database
Write, Store, Retrieve & Edit Database contents.

19. Content Providers
Media Content Provider

20. Text to Speech
Make your applications talk to you!!

21. Status-bar Notifications
Inform users about tasks/activities running in the background. Use audio/visual/haptic feedback.

22. Locations & Maps
Accessing Navigational capabilities of Android & Google Maps and built-in hardware.

23. Live Project
Convert your dream project into a Real Android Application. Providing Quality Training on the latest and innovative technologies with plenty of practical hands-on exposure.
Courses by Neona Embedded Labz:

Android Training

Advanced Diploma in Android Application Development

Course Duration :
1Month, 2 1/2 Months & 4 Months .

Salient features

  • 6 Mini Projects
    •Animation
    •Your Application on Android Market etc;
    •1 Main Project
    •Faculties with Industrial Exposure
    .

Eligibility

Java basics, BE BTech IT/CSE, MCA, MSc in Computer Science

Admission Process :
This course requires the prospective students to go through an Online Test . .

Embedded Systems Training

Advanced Diploma in Embedded System Design

Course Duration :
1Month, 2 1/2 Months & 4 Months .

Salient features

  • 6 Mini Projects
    •1 Main Project
    •16bit – 32 bit controller
    •ARM Controller
    •Linux Device Driver
    •Porting Linux & Android
    •RTOS etc.
    .

Eligibility

B.E/B.Tech, M.Tech, M.sc (electronics branches), Diploma (electronics branches)

Admission Process :
This course requires the prospective students to go through an Online Test . .

Sandeepani – School of Embedded System Design

‘Sandeepani – School of Embedded System Design’ is the training division of CoreEL Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd and a renowned institute for higher learning in Embedded System Design and VLSI technologies.

The Professional Development Courses help in honing the basic skills across platforms and methodologies while the Corporate Trainings drive enablement on specific tools and technologies. Sandeepani’s USP lies in being able to deliver comprehensive yet customized courses that improve proficiency on basic concepts as well as advanced tools and methodologies.

Since inception in 1992, Sandeepani has trained over 5,000 working professionals and many more students on HDLs, FPGA design, Verification and System Design. Some of the key customers for corporate trainings include Startupcompanies, Captive MNCs, Design centers, Defense & Aerospace companies.

Professional Development Course in Embedded Software Design:

Course Duration: 16 Weeks Course Structure and Outline
Mod. Module Title What You Learn
P1
(5 Days)
Basic Electronics Review
  • Electrical Network Elements, Review of DC and AC Circuits
  • Basic Semiconductor Devices and Circuits – PN Junction, BJT and MOSFET
  • Review of OPAMP Applications
  • Interpreting device datasheets (PN junction, BJT, MOSFET and OPAMP
P2
(5 Days)
Digital Design Review
  • Number Systems
  • Combinational Network Design
  • Interpreting the datasheet of a Logic Gate
  • Designing with Mux, Demux, Decoders, Encoders
  • Sequential Elements – D Latch, D Flop
  • Design of Sequential Systems – Registers and Counters
  • Introduction to Data Converters
P3
(6 Days)
Programming in C
  • Introduction to C Programming – Structure of a C program, The C compilation process
  • Types and Operators – C base types, Precedence & Associativity, – Arithmetic operation, Promotion & Typecasting
  • Control Flow – Logical expressions and operations, Decision Making, Loops
  • Definitions and declarations, Header files, Scope and lifetime – Storage Classes
  • Introduction to pointers – Using pointers to access single dim arrays
  • Bit Manipulation, Bit level manipulation,
  • Sted C IO functions
  • Functions – The Function as a logical program unit, Parameter passing by copy and reference
C1
(1Days)
Introduction To Embedded Systems
  • Fundamentals of Embedded System Design
  • Design methodology
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • Embedded System design challenges, Metrics & Goals
  • Development environment
  • Current market trends & Applications
  • Careers and Job opportunities
C2
(6 Days)
Programming the 8051 Microcontroller
  • Introduction to Microcontrollers
  • 8051 Architecture
  • Programmer’s Model
  • Addressing modes and Instruction Set Architecture
  • Reading and Interpreting 89C51 Datasheet & Schematics
  • 8051 Peripheral programming in Assembly & Embedded C(GPIO’s, Timers, Counters, Interrupts, Serial Port, Power Management, etc.,) using Keil tool-chain
  • Best Coding practices & Debugging Techniques
  • Overview of PIC MCU(Architecture, Programmer’s model, Special Features, Programming examples in Assembly and Embedded C)
  • Case Study – Microcontroller based Data acquisition Systems
C3
(13Days)
Advanced C Programming
  • Arrays, Pointers and Strings – Arrays as circular buffers, Relationship between pointers & arrays, Pointer arithmetic, C string handling
  • Advanced Data types – Structures, Unions and Enums – Structures, Big & Little Endian representations, Unions, Bit-field structures
  • Dynamic Memory Management – Malloc and free, Issues – leaks, fragmentation, etc.
  • Data Structures – Linked lists, Stacks, Queues, Binary Search trees, applications
  • Search and Sort algorithms – Bubble sort, Quick Sort etc, when and why to use
  • The C Pre-Processor – Macros, Conditional Compilation C Compilation process – pre-processor, compiler, assembler, linker stages
C4
(12 Days)
Programming & Interfacing with ARM7-TDMI based Microcontroller
  • Introduction to ARM
  • ARM7-TDMI Architecture & Programmer’s model
  • ARM & THUMB Instruction Set Architecture’s
  • ARM7 Assembly programming using Keil MDK tool-chain
  • LPC2378 – ARM7 based MCU Architecture & Programming using Embedded C
  • Interfacing and Programming with LPC2378(GPIO – L.E.D., Switches, Matrix Keypad & LCD, Timer, RTC, ADC, UART)
  • In-Circuit debugging using Keil Ulink2 JTAG debugger
  • Boot sequence & System initialization
  • Exception handling
  • Advanced simulation , Code profiling & Optimization techniques
  • Overview of Serial protocols (SPI, I2C and CAN) Overview of ARM Cortex Cores
C5
(12Days)
Embedded Linux
  • Operating System Fundamentals: Objective, Functionality, Services, Components, H/W interaction, CPU Scheduling, Multitasking, Context Switching
  • Linux Kernel Architecture: Kernel Subsystem, System Call Interface, Scheduler, Virtual Memory Management, File-System Management
  • Linux System Programming: File I/O, Signals, Timer and Sleeping, Memory Allocation
  • Process Management: Process, Process Descriptor, Process States, Threads, Process Creation, Execution, Termination
  • Inter-Process Communication: Kernel IPC Facilities, Pipes, POSIX Message Queue, POSIX Semaphore, Shared Memory, File Locking
  • Building Linux Kernel: Getting Kernel Sources, Kernel Configuration, Kernel Compilation, Booting Kernel
  • Linux RootFS Creation: Storage Devices and File-system, System V RootFS Structure, BusyBox Configuration, RootFS Creation, InitRamFS Creation
C6
(5 Days)
Application Development suing μC/ OS -II
  • Introduction to uC/OS-II RTOS
  • RTOS Fundamentals: Real Time Scheduling and Timing, Clock Ticks, Priority Scheduling, Application development using uC/OSII RTOS
  • RTOS Task Management: Task Creation, Multi-Tasking, Task Scheduling, Task Query, Task Deletion, Task Change Priority, Task Suspend/Resume
  • RTOS Time Management: Timer and Timer Services, Timer Delay, Get/Set Timer RTOS Inter-Process Communication: Hardware Synchronization, Binary Semaphore, Counting Semaphore, Mutual Exclusion, Message Queue Management, Shared Memory, The Critical Section Problem, Priority Inheritance
C7
(15 Days)
Course Project Course project

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