A Three Day Hands On Workshop on “Embedded Systems Fundamentals” at GIST
A three day workshop on Embedded Systems was organized by the department of ECE, from 15th to 17th September 2017 in collaboration with APSSDC. The experts from APSSDC explained various concepts of Embedded System related aspects right from the fundamentals, for III and IV year B.Tech ECE students.
The workshop started with a presentation on Embedded Systems and its related fields where opportunities are abundant in the industry. The presentation clearly explained what skills are required to become an embedded designer or engineer. The entire workshop was designed into two modules, 8051 microcontroller being the first and it took totally three sessions and Arduino boards being the second which also took three sessions. Equal emphasis was given to both the modules in the workshop.
The workshop resource persons initially focused on 8051 microcontrollers and then to Arduino board related projects. The students got a chance to learn in depth about programming methodologies, debugging techniques and code dumping processes, thoroughly. Meanwhile the queries raised by the students were also answered in an efficient way in all the sessions by the resource persons.
The workshop participants were able to successfully code and run their programs dynamically on hardware with ease after completion of the main sessions of the first module. In detailed demonstrations were given on various sensors and LCD interfacing techniques. The workshop turned out to be a major successful event, imparting lot of knowledge about embedded system and how to work with various microcontrollers.
The Principal of GIST, Prof. Dr. G.Subba Rao, in the inaugural address also mentioned the demand of Embedded Engineers in the related fields of Electronics and IoTs. The head of the department of ECE, Mr.P.Raghava Reddy, Mr.K.Prabhakar Reddy, Asst. Professor, Mr.M.Mahesh, Asst. Professor and faculty members of ECE also took part in the workshop actively.