Design for internet of things

By Prof. Prabhakar T V   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 22151
An overview of IOTs, design of smart objects that provide collaboration and ubiquitous services will be explored. Design for longevity/energy efficiency will be highlighted. Step by step system design will be introduced. Small video chips that will allow students to prototype will be displayed. At the end of the course, the student is expected to make the right choice of hardware, software and protocols for the proposed application.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Control and Instrumentation
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 17 Sep 2021
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 26 Sep 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week-1:Introduction to IoT – Definition, Applications, Challenges – Unique ID, Power, Security, Location
Week-2:Addressing the Power challenge – RFID, Energy harvesting, Battery based systems, Power management systems
Week-3:System design for low power – LDO, DC-DC converters, low power software
Week-4:Sensors and actuators – Temperature sensor, Air quality, Solenoid valves
Week-5:Power management algorithms
Week-6:IoT protocols – MQTT, COAP, and Websockets with associated applications
Week-7:Low power wireless technologies – BLE, IEEE 802.15.4e, Wi-Fi
Week-8:Low Power Wide area technologies – NBIoT, CAT – LTE-M1, , LORA

Books and references

Introduction to IoT

Instructor bio

Prof. Prabhakar T V

IISc Bangalore
Prof. Prabhakar is a Principal Research Scientist at IISc. He works in the area of Networked Embedded Systems where he focuses on hardware system design, micro energy harvesting systems and power management algorithms. Prabhakar leads the effort in Zero Energy Networks Laboratory (Zenlab) at DESE, IISc, where his PhD, master's students, project associates and interns work on building embedded electronic systems for application areas such as Airplane cabin, Industrial IoT, Air Quality, Tactile Internet applications, Autonomous drone charging systems, Machine Learning and AI for IoT applications. RFID based object localization algorithms for RFID, IMU sensors is another area of work and appeared in the IEEE RFID Journal. His laboratory has published over 80 papers in IEEE and ACM conferences. The laboratory has received several `best paper' awards and showcased a few prototypes at Government of India initiatives such as `Startup India'. He is the Principal Investigator for MSME Centre of Excellence at IISc. He is currently working with about 100 MSMEs and facilitates funding and technical advice from IISc. Prabhakar holds MSc (Physics), MSc (Engg) and PhD degrees.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 26 September 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IISc Bangalore.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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