iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Embedded Software in Context

by Plymouth University

This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.

Course Description

Welcome to Embedded Software in Context. 

This is a stage-1 (UK level 4) undergraduate module on software development and programming aimed at electronics and robotics engineering students. However, it may also be of value to A'Level Computer Science students.

Software is an increasingly important aspect of modern electronics systems with very few electronic systems being untouched by software. Arguably, programming and software engineering are now consider an essential skill. Consider most consumer electronics devices today and you will see that the vast majority will include a microcontroller device running some software. In complex modern electronic systems, the business intelligence is often encapsulated in the software.

In this course, we focus on the following key areas:

  • Fundamentals of computer architecture
  • Embedded C and C++ programming
  • Hardware-Software interfaces 
  • Software engineering and best practice
Software Platform
So we can focus on these issues (without the distraction of complex 1000+ page data sheets!), we will be developing embedded software using an embedded variant of the popular Linux Operating System. Linux developer is a very transferrable skill as the majority of embedded operating systems support a UNIX-like software interface.

Hardware Platform
This year, we will introduce and use the “BeagleBone Black” (BBB) target platform. This powerful device is capable of running an operating system such as Linux , Android or QnX. It is similar in concept to the currently popular RaspberryPi, except it utilises a more recent generation of CPU core, is faster and is more targeted at higher-education (as opposed to schools). 
If you prefer to use a Raspberry Pi, you might be reassured to know that programming will be almost identical on each platform.
Embedded Software in Context
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this course.