Gain practical information on:
- Scheduling, preemption, and interrupts
- Information flow (queues, semaphores, etc.) and how they work
- Signaling between tasks (signals, events, etc.)
- Memory management (Where does each task get its stack from? What happens if the stack overflows?)
- The CPU context: storage and retrieval after a context switch
With this book you will be able to:
- Utilize a basic real-time kernel to develop your own prototype
- Design RTOS features
- Understand the facilities of a commercial RTOS
- Explains the principles of RTOS and shows their practical implementation
- Demonstrates how to prototype a real-time design
- Code is fully available for free use
1. Program structure and real time 2. Multitasking and Scheduling 3. RTOS Services and Facilities 4. Nucleus SE 5. The Scheduler 6. Tasks 7. Partition Memory 8. Signals 9. Event Flag Groups 10. Semaphores 11. Mailboxes 12. Queues 13. Pipes 14. System Time 15. Application Timers 16. Interrupts in Nucleus SE 17. Nucleus SE Initialization and Start-up 18. Diagnostics and Error Checking 19. Unimplemented Facilities and Compatibility 20. Using Nucleus SE 21. Nucleus SE Reference Information
Colin Walls has over forty years' experience in the electronics industry, largely involved with embedded software - very much a pioneer in this specialty.
He has been a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars including:
. Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose and Boston
. Embedded World, Nuremberg
. Arm Tech Con, California
. Mentor events world-wide
. Numerous partner events
Colin has authored a great many technical articles and one of the first books on embedded software ["Programming Dedicated Microprocessors"; Macmillan Education, 1986]. His most recent publication is "Embedded Software: The Works" [2nd edition; Newnes, 2012], which addresses a wide range of embedded software topics.
He is an embedded software technologist with Mentor, a Siemens business, and maintains a blog at http://blogs.mentor.com/colinwalls. Colin is based in the UK, where he lives with his family. Away from work, his main interests are photography, reading/writing, and food and drink.