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Embedding Sensors and Motors offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder will introduce you to the design of sensors and motors, and to methods that integrate them into embedded systems used in consumer and industrial products. 

You will gain hands-on experience with the technologies by building systems that take sensor or motor inputs, and then filter and evaluate the resulting data. You will learn about hardware components and firmware algorithms needed to configure and run sensors and motors in embedded solutions.

What you will learn

  • Study a lab experiment or production process and understand how to specify the proper sensor solution for taking real-time process data
  • Implement the sensor into an embedded system in both hardware and software
  • Modify existing hardware schematic to add sensors and all support circuitry needed to implement the signal chain in existing microprocessor system
  • Create hardware and firmware to process the sensor signal and feed data to a microprocessor for further evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sensors and Sensor Circuit Design
  • Motors and Motor Control Circuits
  • Pressure, Force, Motion, and Humidity Sensors
  • Sensor Manufacturing and Process Control

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Intermediate Level

  • Recommended: 4-year degree in electrical/mechanical engineering; analog and digital circuit design and circuit analysis; digital oscilloscope

Tuition Fee

When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. This specialization is part of a full degree program. All of the courses feature an open component, meaning you can experience the course before committing to the degree.

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