Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems complete course is currently being offered by  University of California, Irvine through Coursera platform and is being taught by Ian Harris.

This course is part of the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) Specialization.

About this Course

The explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” is changing our world and the rapid drop in price for typical IoT components is allowing people to innovate new designs and products at home. In this first class in the specialization you will learn the importance of IoT in society, the current components of typical IoT devices and trends for the future. IoT design considerations, constraints and interfacing between the physical world and your device will also be covered. You will also learn how to make design trade-offs between hardware and software. We'll also cover key components of networking to ensure that students understand how to connect their device to the Internet. Please note that this course does not include discussion forums.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

1.       Define the term “Internet of Things”
2.       State the technological trends which have led to IoT
3.       Describe the impact of IoT on society
4.       Define what an embedded system is in terms of its interface
5.       Enumerate and describe the components of an embedded system
6.       Describe the interactions of embedded systems with the physical world
7.       Name the core hardware components most commonly used in IoT devices
8.       Describe the interaction between software and hardware in an IoT device
9.       Describe the role of an operating system to support software in an IoT device
10.     Explain the use of networking and basic networking hardware
11.     Describe the structure of the Internet
12.     Describe the meaning of a “network protocol”
13.     Explain MANETs and their relation to IoT


Internet Of Things (IOT)
- Microcontroller
- Embedded System Design
- Wireshark

an iot device can most easily be differentiated from a standard computer based on what protocols are required for internet communication? which of these security approaches is feasible for most iot devices? embedded systems and internet of things which of the following do you not think cannot be currently managed using the internet of things? which of the following could be an iot device? iot is built on coursera embedded systems

Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems Week 3 Quiz Answers

Q1. Under what conditions should an integrated circuit be used in an IoT device?

  • When highest performance is required.
  • When lowest power is required.
  • When the function is already commonly available as an integrated circuit.

Q2. Given a choice between implementing a function as an integrated circuit (in hardware) or as a program (in software), what factor needs to be considered the least?

  • The physical look of the final device.

Q3. Generally, in a computer-based system, the main memory is much larger than the cache.

  • True

Q4. What is the fastest type of storage in a computer-based device?

  • Registers

Q5. Which statement is false?

  • Machine language is universal, allowing programs written in machine language to be executed on any microprocessor.

Q6. What does an assembler generate?

  • Machine code from assembly code.

Q7. Compiled code generally executes faster than interpreted code.

  • True

Q8. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using an operating system?

  • The frequency of the microcontroller clock can be significantly increased.

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