Description

This second edition of Real-Time Embedded Multithreading contains the fundamentals of developing real-time operating systems and multithreading with all the new functionality of ThreadX Version 5. ThreadX has been deployed in approximately 500 million devices worldwide. General concepts and terminology are detailed along with problem solving of common pitfalls and problems. The features and services of ThreadX are reviewed. The references to a specific processor have been removed to allow for the book to be technology agnostic and applicable to all types of microprocessors that the reader may be working with. Two e-book supplements will be available with registration of your book at www.newnespress.com, the first on ARM processors and the second, ColdFire processors.

Key Features

*A great introduction to real-time systems including general concepts and terminology *Get to know ThreadX 5, a real-time operating system, from an insider *A limited version of the ThreadX 5 software is available to run all sample projects and the case study

Readership

Embedded Systems Developers/Programmers; Software Engineers; Firmware Engineers

Table of Contents

Second Edition Chapter 1 - Embedded and Real-Time Systems Chapter 2 - First Look at a System Using an RTOS Chapter 3 - RTOS Concepts and Definitions Chapter 4 - RTOS Building Blocks for System Development Chapter 5 - The Thread - The Essential Component Chapter 6 - Mutual Exclusion Challenges and Considerations Chapter 7 - Memory Management: Byte Pools and Block Pools Chapter 8 ? Internal System Clock and Application Timers Chapter 9 - Event Notification and Synchronization With Counting Semaphores Chapter 10 - Synchronization of Threads Using Event Flags Groups Chapter 11 - Thread Communication With Message Queues Chapter 12 ? Multicore Processing Chapter 13 ? Case Study: Designing a Multi-Threaded System Appendix A - Memory Block Pool Services Appendix B - Memory Byte Pool Services Appendix C ? Event Flags Group Services Appendix D ? Interrupt Control Service Appendix E ? Mutex Services Appendix F ? Message Queue Services Appendix G ? Counting Semaphore Services Appendix H ? Thread Control Services Appendix I ? Internal System Clock Services Appendix J ? Application Timer Services Index MIPS Version Chapter 1 - Embedded and Real-Time Systems Chapter 2 - First Look at a System Using an RTOS Chapter 3 - RTOS Concepts and Definitions Chapter 4 - RTOS Building Blocks for System Development Chapter 5 - Introduction to the MIPS Microprocessor Chapter 6 - The Thread - The Essential Component Chapter 7 - Mutual Exclusion Challenges and Considerations Chapter 8 - Memory Management: Byte Pools and Block Pools Chapter 9 ? Inter

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Print ISBN:
9781856176019
Electronic ISBN:
9780080879284

About the author

Edward Lamie

Edward L. Lamie is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science. His areas of academic emphasis during his 31 years in higher education have been in the areas of software engineering and operating systems. He was also the founding chair of computer science departments at Central Michigan University and California State University, Stanislaus. Ed continues to teach occasional graduate-level courses and conducts hands-on RTOS training classes for Express Logic, Inc.