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Legacy Embedded Systems & Paradigm Shift in Embedded Systems

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Uplatz provides this comprehensive course on Legacy Embedded Systems and Paradigm Shift in Embedded Systems.

A legacy embedded system is obsolete computing software or hardware that is still in usage. Such a system still meets the requirements it was first designed for, but doesn't allow for growth. As technology develops, most businesses find themselves dealing with the issues caused by an existing legacy system. Instead of offering companies the latest capabilities and services, such as cloud computing and improved data integration, a legacy system saves a company in a business backlog.

Legacy hardware and software systems are defined as those that are presently executing useful tasks, but can get likely interruption or termination of operation in the future. The reasons comprise the need for increasing functionality, processing and interface scalability, better form (size, weight, power, volume) requirements, decreased maintenance and lifecycle support cost.

Some of the reasons as to why a company continues to use a legacy system are such as Investment, Fear and Difficulty. Although maintaining a legacy system is expensive over time, upgrading to a new system requires an up-front investment, both in dollars and manpower. Secondly, change is hard, and moving a whole company or even a single department to a new system can inspire some internal resistance. Furthermore, the legacy software may be built with an obsolete programming language that makes it hard to find personnel with the skills to make the migration. There may be little documentation about the system and the original developers have left the company. Sometimes simply planning the migration of data from a legacy system and defining the scope of requirements for a new system are overwhelming.

An embedded system design process aimed at two objectives. Firstly, it will give us an outline to the various steps in embedded system design before we investigate into them in more detail. It will allow us to reflect the design methodology itself. An embedded system design process is how a manufacturer regulates the necessities for a minor computerized system embedded inside a product. In an embedded system, hardware and software work in a collected manner.


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After successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts in the embedded computing systems area
  • Determine the optimal composition and characteristics of an embedded system
  • Design and program an embedded system at the basic level
  • Develop hardware-software complex with the use of the National Instruments products.
  • Identify devices built around embedded system technology.
  • List the components which makes up microcontrollers.
  • Describe and explain the operation of each microcontroller component.
  • Write and explain simple assembly language programs.
  • Write and explain simple embedded C language programs.
  • Write and simulate microcontroller programs using software development tools.
  • Program embedded controllers using hardware tools.
  • Interface different input devices with an embedded controller.
  • Interface different output devices with an embedded controller.

Legacy Embedded Systems & Paradigm Shift in Embedded Systems - Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to Legacy Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Systems Paradigm Shift
  • Embedded Portfolio
  • Embedded System Design Flow

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