Embedded Software

This three-course online program provides hands-on training and experience developing real-time embedded software.

This program is perfect for…

  • People who want to learn to create real-time embedded software
  • Students who'd like to be able to coordinate the hardware components and firmware involved in designing and programming embedded systems
  • People who want an in-depth understanding of real-time operating system (RTOS) principle concepts, such as kernel objects and constructs
  • Individuals who'd like to understand how to use field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in embedded systems

What you can learn.

  • C programming, compiling, linking, hardware-software partitioning, integrated peripheral device use, hardware and software design, basic schedulers, timing considerations, and integrated peripheral and external interrupt
  • Error handling, rate monotonic systems, synchronization and communication, component-based real-time systems, common RTOS design problems, and other RTOS fundamentals
  • How Verilog is used to model and test logic that’s implemented on Xilinx FPGAs
  • How to use ModelSim to simulate your register-transfer level (RTL) and post-place-and-route designs


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

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