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Real-Time Programming for Embedded Systems

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Course Details Summary

  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Format: Lectures and Labs
  • Type: Instructor-led
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The Real-Time Programming for Embedded Systems course provides an introduction to embedded software concepts and the fundamental issues in real-time design. This course provides the foundation for all other Wind River® courses.

After this course, participants will be able to perform the following:

  • Design and implement a real-time application
  • Describe the capabilities of a real-time operating system
  • Use good programming practices for a real-time system
  • Applies to all embedded software
  • Real-time software systems architects, project managers, technical support engineers, and technical consultants who have responsibility for designing, structuring, and implementing the software for real-time and embedded systems using a real-time operating system

Day 1

Project Environment

  • Requirements
  • Simulation
  • Design methodology
  • Reviews
  • Version control
  • Debugging and testing
  • Change control
  • Programming language
  • LAB: Creating a System Design Specification

Project Design

  • Hard vs. soft
  • Hardware view
  • Hardware options
  • Context diagrams
  • State machines and statecharts
  • OO/UML
  • LAB: Designing a Component

Introduction to Embedded Software

  • Real-time architectures
  • Real-time operating systems
  • Partitioning software into tasks
  • Scheduling tasks
  • LAB: Identifying Component Tasks and Scheduling

Day 2

Real-time Programming Techniques

  • Timers
  • Queues
  • Semaphores and inter-task synchronization
  • Inter-task data communication
  • LAB: Coding a Component Function

More Real-time Programming Techniques

  • Driver techniques
  • Encapsulation techniques
  • Miscellaneous topics
  • LAB: Accessing a Hardware Register

Hard Real-time Scheduling

  • Real-time scheduling is not intuitive
  • Basics of rate monotonic analysis
  • More complex rate monotonic analysis
  • Blocking problems and their solutions
  • LAB: Coding a Real-Time Component Function

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Prerequisite Skills

  • Some high-level programming experience
  • An understanding of the hardware contained within a personal computer
  • This two-day expert-led course consists of lectures.
  • Participants receive individual guidance from an expert engineer who has extensive experience with Wind River technologies.