The textbook is used at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. It introduces the students of Electronics into the operating systems and real-time concepts having the embedded systems perspective in mind. In the opening chapters, the textbook presents the basic properties of operating systems and computer networks with the Internet Protocol. Linux is used as an example platform. It continues with embedded system peculiarities using the PYHTEC phyCORE-i.MX27 development kit as a platform. Programing of peripheral devices and graphical applications is described. The characteristics of real-time systems follow. The real-time application structure is given. The principles of the inter-process communication, addressing resource sharing problem with synchronization and deadlock situations are presented.
Author: Janez Puhan