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LinuxFoundationX: Microcontroller Applications with RISC-V

Create simple embedded applications with a RISC-V microcontroller using a user-friendly integrated development environment (IDE).

Microcontroller Applications with RISC-V
10 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
Optional upgrade available

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Starts Feb 21
Ends Feb 22

About this course

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This course provides some basic experience in designing and developing deeply embedded bare metal applications using a microcontroller with a RISC-V core. The course is the first step to creating embedded systems using a host of new microcontrollers that use an open instruction set architecture (ISA) as an alternative to a proprietary option.

LFD115x is geared towards hobbyists who want to implement their ideas on a professional board, engineering students who want to create professional applications with a RISC-V microcontroller, and makers who have created custom applications in a development board like the Arduino Uno, and want to take this expertise to the next level.

This course will enable you to get started with microcontroller-based embedded systems and acquainted with embedded RISC-V compiler toolchains. Upon completing this course, you will be familiar with creating embedded systems powered by a RISC-V core and begin your career as an Embedded Systems Engineer.

At a glance

  • Institution: LinuxFoundationX
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    We presume the student will have some experience with the C programming language and basic experience with schematic diagrams. It would be beneficial to have some prior knowledge of electronics concepts like logic levels, voltages, gates, periodic signals, etc. Experience with any assembly language would be beneficial as well.

    The technology needed is a personal computer with Linux, macOS, or Windows, compliant with the requirements of SiFive Freedom Studio. Optional: If you’d like to follow along with the hands-on examples shown in the course, you’ll need a RED-V Thing Plus microcontroller board by SparkFun and a free USB port.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Bare Metal, Integrated Development Environments, Reduced Instruction Set Computing, Embedded Systems

What you'll learn

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By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Design an embedded system of your own.

  • Take the right steps to implement an embedded system you have in mind.

  • Use SiFive Freedom Studio to create embedded systems with a RISC-V CPU.

  • Use a RISC-V microcontroller, including its internal operational modules.

  • Welcome!
  • Chapter 1. The Development Platform
  • Chapter 2. The Microcontroller and Its Library
  • Chapter 3. General Purpose Input Output
  • Chapter 4. Pulse Width Modulation
  • Chapter 5. Interrupt-Driven Applications
  • Chapter 6. Serial Communication
  • Final Exam (Verified Certificate track only)

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