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ARM-Based Microcontroller Multitasking Projects - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128212271, 9780128226315

ARM-Based Microcontroller Multitasking Projects

1st Edition

Using the FreeRTOS Multitasking Kernel

Author: Dogan Ibrahim
Paperback ISBN: 9780128212271
eBook ISBN: 9780128226315
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 14th May 2020
Page Count: 524
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Most microcontroller-based applications nowadays are large, complex, and may require several tasks to share the MCU in multitasking applications. Most modern high-speed microcontrollers support multitasking kernels with sophisticated scheduling algorithms so that many complex tasks can be executed on a priority basis. ARM-based Microcontroller Multitasking Projects: Using the FreeRTOS Multitasking Kernel explains how to multitask ARM Cortex microcontrollers using the FreeRTOS multitasking kernel.

The book describes in detail the features of multitasking operating systems such as scheduling, priorities, mailboxes, event flags, semaphores etc. before going onto present the highly popular FreeRTOS multitasking kernel.

Practical working real-time projects using the highly popular Clicker 2 for STM32 development board (which can easily be transferred to other boards) together with FreeRTOS are an essential feature of this book. Projects include: LEDs flashing at different rates; Refreshing of 7-segment LEDs; Mobile robot where different sensors are controlled by different tasks; Multiple servo motors being controlled independently; Multitasking IoT project; Temperature controller with independent keyboard entry; Random number generator with 3 tasks: live, generator, display; home alarm system; car park management system, and many more.

Key Features

  • Explains the basic concepts of multitasking
  • Demonstrates how to create small multitasking programs
  • Explains how to install and use the FreeRTOS on an ARM Cortex processor
  • Presents structured real-world projects that enables the reader to create their own


Computer engineers, embedded systems professionals in industry, undergraduates and graduates in computer engineering

Table of Contents

About the anthor
1. Microcomputer systems
2. Architecture of arm microcontrollers
3. ARM Cortex microcontroller development boards
4. Clicker 2 for STM32 development board
5. Programming the arm microcontrollers
6. Programming using the mikroC Pro for ARM
7. Introduction to multitasking
8. Introduction to FreeRTOS
9. Using the FreeRTOS functions
10. Queue management
11. Semaphores and mutexes
12. Event groups
13. Software timers
14. Some example projects
15. The Idle task and idle task hook
16. Task Notifications
17. Critical sections
18. Interrupts in Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers
19. USING the FreeRTOS API function calls from an ISR
20. Car park management system
21. Time in different cities
22. Mobile robot project: the Buggy
Appedix A. Number systems
Appendix B. The program description language


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About the Author

Dogan Ibrahim

Dogan Ibrahim graduated from the University of Salford with First Class Honours in Electronic Engineering. He then completed an MSc course in Automatic Control Engineering at the University of Manchester, and PhD in Digital Signal Processing at the City University in London. Prof Ibrahim worked at several companies and gained industrial experience before returning to the academic life. Prof Ibrahim is currently a Fellow of the IET, and a Chartered Electrical Engineer. His interests are in the fields of microcontroller based automatic control, digital signal processing, and computer aided design. Dogan Ibrahim has been a lecturer at South Bank University, London, and Principal Research Engineer at GEC Hirst Research Centre. Prof Ibrahim is the author of over 70 technical books in the fields of microcontrollers and electronic engineering. He is currently a systems consultant, carrying out consultancy work to various firms in London.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Computer Information Systems, Near East University

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