This course consists of two parts:

  • The course topics include introduction to embedded system, ARM Cortex M4 Processor core architecture, embedded system basics in assembly language, low-power design techniques and interrupts.
  • The second part includes sensor interfacing.

Sensor is an important feature to fetch the data.

It covers analog interfacing, serial communication, GPIOs, DMA, timers, and power-efficient computing for IoT node–level devices.

ARM is the prevalent concept used in many cases of embedded system, so ARM cortex architecture is used to explain basic computing concepts essential for embedded systems.



  • Basic C language
  • Knowledge of the basics of electronics would be good but are not mandatory

Course objectives

  • This course covers compute and sense functionalities.
  • The first part includes introduction to embedded system, ARM Cortex M4 Processor core architecture, and embedded programming (assembly and interrupts).
  • It also explains low-power design techniques that will help in the development of low-powered IOT node levels.
  • The second part includes principles of software engineering, concepts of concurrency, and programming types for power-efficient computing.
  • It also explains microcontroller peripherals such as timers, UART, GPIOs, SPI, ADC and I2C, including a lab demonstration on working with GPIOs, timers, UART, ADC, and low-power design techniques.

Reasons to enroll

  • To develop basic IoT-level devices or projects
  • To work with ARM-based microcontroller
  • To build energy-efficient IoT nodes using low-power design techniques
  • To build embedded systems using software-engineering processes
  • To understand clear concepts of concurrency
  • To use programming techniques for power-efficient computing
  • To gain experience working with GPIOs, serial communication, and timer module
  • To have hands-on lab experience using hardware

Who can enroll?

  • Employees going through training in embedded systems
  • Engineering students studying electronics or computers
  • Working professionals interested in microcontrollers for IoT node–level development
  • Fancier or hobbyists interested in coming up with IoT-level applications

Outcomes of this course

This course includes:

  • Introduction to embedded system and their benefits
  • Understanding ARM architecture, processors, and its programming model
  • Understanding bit band operations, memory allocation, and reset sequence of ARM Cortex M4 processor
  • Converting C programming language into machine instructions
  • Using interrupts for efficient designing
  • Designing low-power systems by using low-power design techniques
  • Understanding concurrency and various other scheduling concepts
  • Concepts of GPIOs and its low-level drivers
  • Description of timer module, interrupt timer, and PWM
  • Understanding analog and digital signal conversions
  • Understanding high- and low-level techniques involved in programming for power-efficient conversions
  • Serial communication and its protocols
  • Explanation of software engineering methodologies while developing a program


E-Learning modules course; run time: 30 hours

  1. Introduction to Embedded Systems
  2. ARM Cortex-M4 Processor Architecture – Part I
  3. ARM Cortex-M4 Processor Architecture – Part II
  4. Implementation of C Code in Assembly Language
  5. Interrupts
  6. Low Power Requirements
  7. Software Engineering for Embedded Systems
  8. Concurrency
  9. General Purpose Input Output (GPIO)
  10. Analog Interfacing
  11. Timers
  12. Serial Communication
  13. DMA: Dynamic Memory Access
  14. Programming Techniques for Power efficient computing


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