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Embedded Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)

This course prepares students to write real-time event-driven applications running under an embedded Real Time Operating System (RTOS). FreeRTOS is used as an example which will be examined at the C source code level. Practical applications running on an RTOS for embedded computers in event-driven systems are also described.  This course is targeted for an embedded software engineer or scientist developing applications with hard real-time scheduling requirements.   Course instruction and lab assignments are conducted using the C programming language.  Therefore, a working level knowledge of C is required.

Course Benefits:

  • Differentiate between a real-time and logical time system
  • Prioritize tasks in a real-time system using rate monotonic analysis
  • Identify the differences between various scheduling algorithms such as table-driven and priority preemptive schedulers
  • Construct single and multitask applications using a real time operating system
  • Synchronize tasks created within the operating system using semaphores and mutexes
  • Analyze real-rime application performance through the use of statistics

Course Typically Offered: Online in Winter and Summer

Prerequisites: Completion of ECE-40097 Embedded Controller Programming for Real-Time Systems or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Hardware: STM32L4 IoT Discover Kit for IoT Node. It can be purchased from STMicroelectronics or any other reputable electronics dealer. This microprocessor will be used in all four required courses in this program.

Next Step: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Embedded Systems Engineering certificate program.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email unexengr@ucsd.edu


Course Number: ECE-40290
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Embedded Systems Engineering

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