Internet of Things and Embedded Systems: From Basics to Advanced Applications

This course explores the fundamentals and advanced applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Systems. Students will gain hands-on experience with IoT technologies, learn to design and implement embedded systems, and explore real-world applications ranging from smart homes to industrial automation. The curriculum covers essential topics such as microcontroller programming, wireless communication protocols, and data analytics, culminating in a capstone project where students will develop their own IoT solutions.


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  • Challenges and Design Issues in Embedded Systems
  • Overview of Microcontrollers, Microprocessors and SoC
  • Assemblers, Compilers, Linkers, Loaders, Debuggers
  • Embedded In-Circuit Emulators & JTAG, Profilers and Test Coverage Tools
  • Build Tools for Embedded Systems, GNU Cross-Tool chain, Version Control using Git
  • Basics of Program Writing & Coding Practices
  • Overview of C Programming language
  • Debugging and Optimization of C programs
  • Fundamentals of Data Structures
  • Hardware, Time, Space and Power aware Programming
  • UART, SPI, PWM, WDT, Input Capture, Output Compare Modes, I2C, CAN, LED, Switches, ADC, DAC, LCD, RTC, Bus Standards (USB, PCI)
  • Programming in Assembly and Embedded C
  • Overview of ARM Architecture and Organization
  • Embedded Systems architectures and design: Event driven architectures, Layered architectures
  • Introduction to Cortex-M Architecture, Programming Model and Instruction Set Architecture, Alignment and Endianness
  • Register access, State, Privilege, Stack, System Control Block, Power Modes, Memory Model, NVIC, Exception Handling, Bit-Banding, Peripheral Programming, MPU, DMA
  • Mixing Assembly and C programs, Introduction to CMSIS & CMSIS Components
  • Introduction to Embedded Operating Systems
  • Kernel, Root File System, Application, Process Management, Interprocess Communication
  • POSIX Thread Programming, POSIX Semaphores, Mutexes, Conditional Variables, Barriers, Message Queues, Shared Memory
  • Char Device Drivers, Kernel Internals: Dynamic memory allocations, Handling Delays, Timers
  • Techniques, Drivers for GPIO, I2C, and SPI
  • Debugging and Testing of Multi-threaded Applications, Socket Programming
  • Introduction to IoT, Difference between WSN and IoT, IoT Architecture
  • Characteristics of IoT, Components of IoT system
  • IoT Levels of Deployment, Various Technologies used in IoT
  • Communication Protocols (Application, Network, Transport and Link layer)
  • Building Blocks of IoT, Functional Blocks of IoT
  • Communication Models and Communication Patterns
  • Development Tools used in IoT
  • IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power (RPL) and Lossy Networks
  • 6LoWPAN Standard and its usage
  • Constrained Application Layer Protocol (CoAP)
  • Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT)
  • Data Distribution Services (DDS)
  • Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
  • Protocol Bridging and Protocol Interoperability
  • Gateway Design, Characteristics
  • Classification of Sensors, Criteria to choose a sensor
  • Classification of Actuators, Criteria to choose an actuators
  • Introduction to Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Integrating various sensors and actuators to Arduino or Raspberry Pi
  • Why do we need security in IoT systems?
  • Traditional Security mechanisms vs IoT Security Mechanisms, Security Levels
  • Cyber Security and various attacks
  • IoT and Cyber Security Challenges
  • Privacy for IoT Devices and Major IoT leaks
  • Future of IoT (with ML/DL/AI)

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