Legacy Embedded Systems & Paradigm Shift in Embedded Systems

Let us assume that you are a software/systems development lead on a complex embedded development project. There are many requirements to be met in order to satisfy the project specifications as well as an aggressive delivery timeline. The project is entering the integration phase. The functionality seems to be working well and you’re feeling pretty good about things. With the exponential growth in the complexity of embedded systems, the above scenario is becoming all too common. Consider current mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets now hitting the market that have four processor cores (and an additional GPU core) with other vendors advertising eight (heterogeneous) core devices for next-gen mobile devices.

Embedded systems design is constantly changing and following enterprise systems by becoming more flexible and software-defined. Traditionally, embedded systems were purpose-built using closed architectures that were unique to each device. They run a real-time operating system (RTOS) that have fixed time constraints, where predictability is key. The RTOS ensures that these systems do not fail. Alternatively, systems without real-time requirements can run customized versions of Linux, such as Wind River Linux. These automotive embedded systems, now connected to one another, need greater security countermeasures than when they were siloed. As many major recent data breaches have demonstrated, one system can provide hackers the path into another. Security of the modernized and integrated embedded systems assumes great priority now as it is directly connected to the organization’s reputation and industry’s compliance requirements.

Drivers of changes in embedded systems design include improvements in hardware as well as the continuing evolution in software development methods. At the hardware level, it’s now possible to do more with a single CPU. Rather than host just one application, new multi-core systems on a chip (SoCs) can support multiple applications on a single hardware platform while still maintaining modest power and cost requirements. At the same time, advances in software development techniques point toward systems that are more software-defined and fluid than their predecessors.

The recent and modern automotive electronics systems have reached quite a high level of complexity today, leading to a corresponding increase in the complexity of the deployed software. This increasing complexity of embedded hardware/software increases the need for software reusability and shorter design cycle. The corresponding issues are addressed by emerging technologies in software engineering that contribute to reuse and increased flexibility while preserving interfaces and system-level integrity.

Legacy Embedded Systems & Paradigm Shift in Embedded Systems – Course Curriculum

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

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals aspiring for a career in Embedded systems/engineering
  • Embedded Software Engineers
  • Embedded Hardware Engineers
  • Embedded Firmware Engineers
  • Embedded Engineers
  • Design Engineers Embedded Systems
  • Beginners & newbies interested in learning Embedded systems engineering/hardware/software/firmware/testing
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers For Embedded Systems
  • Firmware Test Engineers
  • Hardware Engineers & Hardware Test Engineers
  • Embedded Software Developers & Testing Specialists
  • Embedded System Engineers
  • Embedded Firmware Developers


  • Enthusiasm and determination to make your mark on the world!

Last Updated 9/2021

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