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After completing the course, you will see how the key concepts in embedded hardware design fit together, including the interaction of these hardware components as well as important considerations with regard to procurement and design.
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
- Describe how microprocessors, memory subsystems and other hardware components interact
- Discuss key design considerations
- Explain key concepts in hardware design
- Identify bottlenecks in choice of hardware in order to make more effective decisions
- Functional blocks and tear-down analysis
- Hardware design considerations
- Design methodology (ASIC, FPGA, COTS)
- Memory subsystem and hierarchy, types (SRAM, PSRAM, DRAM, Non-volatile memories)
- Microprocessors, microcontrollers
- Inter-IC communications overview (SPI, I2C, Parallel Bus)
Skills Needed: Some familiarity with the hardware components of a computer system is required.
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