Nagpur INDIA

PG Diploma In Embedded Systems and Design

Course Details

Realizing the growth of embedded systems in day-to-day life and the need for trained manpower in this promising area, C-DAC has launched a Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (DESD) for Engineers in computers, electronics and IT. Embedded Systems is a unique field, where engineers need to have sound knowledge in hardware and software design. Keeping this aspect in view, C-DAC has designed the diploma giving equal emphasis to hardware and software, enabling engineers to face challenges in the design and development of state of the art embedded systems. The latest curriculum includes a module on wireless embedded systems design, specifically focusing on wireless technologies and Wireless Sensor Networks  (WSN).

    • Graduate in Engineering or equivalent (e.g. BE / BTech / 4-year BSc Engg / AMIE / DoEACC B Level) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.
    • Post Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences with corresponding basic degree (e.g. MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics)
    • The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying examination
The total fees of the course is Rs. 90,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) currently 18%.
The course fees has to be paid in two installment as per the schedule.
  • First installment is Rs. 10,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) currently 18%.
  • Second installment is Rs. 80,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) currently 18%.

The candidates will be trained in Hardware and Firmware design of Embedded System based applications, Internet of Things ( IoT), Project development and Management skills. At the end of the course students will be able to work as System design engineer and embedded engineer with good knowledge of RT Linux, Microcontroller and Microprocessor based design, Device driver and RTOS. Students can start career as Embedded Developer, tester and leads to project manager after having relevant experience.

Course Contents

Embedded C Programming, Basics of Program Writing & Coding Practices, Overview of C Programming language, Embedding Assembly code in C program, Debugging and Optimization of C programs, Handling portability issues in C, Hardware, Time, Space and Power aware Programming.

Introduction to Data Structures, Algorithms and Abstract Data Types, Complexity of Algorithms, Linked Lists, Stacks, Queues, Searching and Sorting Algorithms, Trees.

Object Oriented Programming: Programming Concepts, Fundamentals of Object Oriented, Programming, Java Evolution, Overview of Java Language, Constants, Variables and Data Types, Operators and Expressions, Decision making, Branching and Looping, Classes, Objects and Methods, Arrays, String and Collections, Interfaces, Packages.

Introduction to 8-bit Microcontrollers, RISC / CISC and Harvard / Princeton, Architectures, Embedded Memory, Timers / Counters, UART, SPI, PWM, WDT, Input Capture, Output Compare Modes, I2C, CAN, LED, Switches, ADC, DAC, LCD, RTC, Emerging Bus Standards (USB, PCI), Programming in Assembly and Embedded C


Introduction to 16 / 32-bit Processors, ARM Architecture and Organization, Introduction to Cortex- M3 Architecture, Programming Model and Instruction Set, Memory Model, Exception Handling, Peripheral Programming, Introduction to Multi-Core Embedded Systems, Introduction to FPGA.

Embedded Linux

Introduction to Embedded Operating Systems, Introduction to Boot loaders and Board Support Packages, Process Management and Inter Process Communication, Memory Management, I/O sub- system & Embedded File Systems, POSIX Thread Programming, POSIX Semaphores, Mutexes, Conditional Variables, Barriers, Message Queues, Debugging and Testing of Multi-Threaded Applications.

Linux Device Drivers

Embedded Linux Kernel Internals, Embedded Linux Device Drivers, Linux Kernel Modules, Char Device Drivers, I/O Memory and Ports, Handling Delays, Timings, Synchronization, Locking and Interrupts, Driver Debugging Techniques.

Introduction to Real-Time Concepts, RTOS Internals & Real Time Scheduling, Performance Metrics of RTOS, Task Specifications, Schedulability Analysis, Application Programming on RTOS, Porting of RTOS, Configuring RTOS, Building RTOS Image for Target platforms.

IoT Trends, IoT Architecture and IoT Applications, IoT Standards and Protocols (Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11, Wireless PAN: IEEE 802.15.1 & 802.15.4, Zigbee, Bluetooth, BTLE, 6LowPAN, REST, DDS, CoAP, MQTT, PL, SSLP). Mobile Development Platforms (Android, Symbian, JavaME), Mobile Programming Languages, Design & Development of Mobile User Interfaces, Mobile Application Development & Debugging, Customizing of Android Platform, Hardware Abstraction Layers, Android Framework

Board Design Fundamentals, Circuit Design and Simulation, Schematic Entry, Component Library Development, PCB Placement and Routing, Gerber Generation, Introduction to Manufacturing Process

The students are assigned a project work for the duration of 5 weeks. Also, as a part of the curriculum, they are required to give a seminar on a topic relevant to the Embedded Systems Design. Special credit is given for the project work and seminar.