Jan 9th 2017

Internet of Things: Communication Technologies (Coursera)

Have you wondered how “Things” talk to each other and the cloud? Do you understand the alternatives for conveying latency-sensitive real time data versus reliable signaling data? Building on the skills from the Sensing and Actuation course, we will explore protocols to exchange information between processors. In this course, you will learn how VoIP systems like Skype work and implement your own app for voice calls and text messages.

You will start by using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for session management. Next, you will learn how voice codecs such as Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) are used in 3G networks and use them for voice traffic in your app.

Learning Goals:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Implement session initiation, management and termination on your DragonBoard™ 410c using SIP.

2. Discover other users and exchange device capabilities.

3. Compare and contrast narrowband and wideband codecs and experience the voice quality differences between them.

4. Implement and demonstrate VoIP calls using the DragonBoard 410c.

Internet of Things: Communication Technologies is course 4 of 6 in the Internet of Things Specialisation.

This Specialization covers the development of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services—including devices for sensing, actuation, processing, and communication—to help you develop skills and experiences you can employ in designing novel systems. The Specialization has theory and lab sections. In the lab sections you will learn hands-on IoT concepts such as sensing, actuation and communication. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with Qualcomm, you’ll apply the skills you learned on a project of your choice using the DragonBoard 410c platform.