Test Center

It is easy to see the newest titles that have been added to the test library. Go to the Test Center and click "View All Free Tests". The list will include the latest tests. Come see what is new and measure your skills!

Embedded Systems Concepts


Our Embedded Systems Concepts test measures your knowledge of the core concepts involved in working with embedded systems. This test is not specific to any platform but measures knowledge across all areas of embedded systems. Designed for all involved with embedded systems, this test covers the following topics: System Design, Hardware and Software Design, Interrupts, Software Architecture, Validation, and Debugging.

This test is associated with a Job Role. Please visit the Job Role Center for more details.


Once you request a test, your Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be stored in your My Plan for easy access. You will have 90 days in which to take the test you requested.

Test Outline

Debug Monitors
In Circuit Emulators
Logic Analyzers
Hardware Design
Design Considerations
Standard Bus Types
Interrupt Chaining
Interrupt Latency
Interrupt Types
Interrupts Required
Nested Interrupts
Software Architecture
Hybrid Designs
Polling Loop
State Machine
Software Design
Code Partitions
State Diagram
Timing Diagrams
System Design
CPU Type and Speed
Memory Requirements
Requirements Definition
System Resources
Interfaces Required
Memory Characteristics
Peripheral Characteristics
Resource Sharing
Watchdog Timers
Code Instrumentation
Test Plan