Crash Course Digital Electronics
What you'll learn
- Core concepts in digital electronics
- How a CPU works by building one from scratch
- How microprocessors and microcontrollers work and the difference between the two
- How softwares are loaded and executed on a microprocessor and a microcontroller
- Key building blocks of designing a CPU, a microprocessor and a microcontroller
- Memory types like Register, Cache, RAM, SRAM, DRAM, ROM, EEPROM and Flash
- The different peripherals that exists in both microprocessor and microcontroller
- How has technology progressed starting from the 18th century up to 2022
- The different communication protocols that are extensively used in a microcontroller
- How operating systems (OS) work and why we need them in the first place
- The concepts you will learn can be applied in Robotics, Embedded Software Engineering, Computer Science and of course, Electronics
- A solid foundation in the area of digital electronics on which it's easy to build and grow your knowledge
- Since the course is about digital electronics, to get the full benefit of the course, you will need to follow along and test your knowledge at the end of each chapter.
- Basic programming skills in C/C++.
- Basis knowledge in analog electronics.
- Basic understanding on how to program a microcontroller.
- A High School or equivalent understanding of mathematics.
Welcome to Crash Course Digital Electronics!
CAUTION: If you don't like history, in particular, you are not interested in finding out how the technology has evolved from ancient programming methods to high-level programming languages, or how we scaled from Intel 4004 (first MPU in the world) with a transistor count of just 2300 to modern microprocessors like the M1 microprocessor with a transistor count of a whopping 16 billion, then this course is not for you.
This course was developed to teach not only how the fundamental parts of digital electronics work, but how on earth we have reached to build such amazing things? We are going back all the way to 1839 to the Jacquard machine which is considered as the first programmable mechanical computer that was programmed using punch cards, all the way to modern compilers, programming languages, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and operating systems.
All the tutorials are built using animation techniques to illustrate the concepts and for ease of understanding (I'm not the best animator by far, but I'm trying really hard !).
Your knowledge will be tested! - After finishing a chapter, you will be given a quiz with a plethora of questions (including images and diagrams) you will need to answer. If you get them right, you can be confident that you have understood what I had to say in that chapter.
Overall what you will learn after finishing this course :
- the basics of digital electronics
- how positive/negative numbers, floating-point numbers, characters are encoded in binary
- how a CPU works by building one from SCRATCH!
- how a program is executed on a CPU
- how to build an external RAM, starting from a 1-bit memory cell and how to scale it up to a bigger one
- the difference between a CPU, a Microprocessor and a Microcontroller
- how a Microprocessor and a Microcontroller works
- the multitude of internal peripherals that can be found inside a modern Microprocessor and a Microcontroller
- how a compiler works, including linker and linker script file
- how to program a microcontroller
- how the different communication protocols work in a microcontroller
- how does an Operating System works and why do we need them
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Who this course is for:
- People who are interested in how on earth the digital world works.
- Electrical or Computer Engineering students that would like to see what the major is all about end to end as a head start in their degree.
- Students who are curious to find out the history behind all the modern programming langauges, compilers and microprocessors.
- Individuals who want to demistify the electronics world.
Hardware Academy has more than 7 years of experience in several different industries: Defense, Telecommunications, Semiconductors, Electronic Design Automation, Computer Software. Its immediate objective is to utilize its effective communication skills and innate technical ability to provide high-quality courses for students all over the world.
We try to teach students electronics in the most comprehensive and fun way possible.