Course Description

Introduction to (RTOS) Real-Time Operating Systems is a course designed to provide students with an understanding of the basics of operating systems that are specifically developed for real-time applications. Real-time operating systems are critical for applications that require precise and predictable timing, such as medical devices, automotive systems, and industrial automation. The course will cover the fundamental concepts of RTOS, including task management, scheduling, synchronization, inter-process communication, and memory management. Students will learn how to use RTOS to design and implement applications that require precise timing and responsiveness. The course will also cover the various types of RTOS, including commercial and open-source solutions. Students will gain an understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of each type and learn how to select the appropriate RTOS for a specific application. The course will begin with an introduction to the concept of an operating system and how it differs from application software. The course will then focus on the unique challenges faced by real-time applications, such as meeting strict deadlines, minimizing latency, and avoiding jitter. The course will provide hands-on experience with the most popular RTOS, such as FreeRTOS, Micrium µC/OS, and VxWorks. Students will learn how to configure, build, and deploy real-time applications on microcontrollers and other embedded systems. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to work on several projects that will allow them to apply the concepts learned in class. The projects will cover a range of real-time applications, including data acquisition, control systems, and real-time image processing. By the end of the course"Introduction to (RTOS)", students will have a solid understanding of RTOS and its applications, as well as the skills needed to design and implement real-time applications using RTOS. This course will be beneficial for students interested in pursuing careers in embedded systems, control systems, robotics, and other real-time applications. Author: Shawn Hymel, Digi-Key (YouTube)