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International Journal of Instrumentation Control and Automation

Abstract

A real-time microkernel is the near-minimum amount of software that can provide the mechanisms needed to implement a real-time operating system. Real-time systems are those systems whose response is deterministic in time. In our research a 32-task Real Time Microkernel is designed using which multi tasking can be done on the targeted processor ARM7TDMI. Two sets of functions are developed in this research work. First one is Operating System functions and second is application functions. Operating System functions are mainly for carrying out task creation, multi-tasking, scheduling, context switching and Inter task communication. The process of scheduling and switching the CPU (Central Processing Unit) between several tasks is illustrated in this paper. The number of application functions can vary between 1 to 32. Each of these application functions is created as a task by the microkernel and scheduled by the pre-emptive priority scheduler. Multi tasking of these application tasks is demonstrated in this paper.

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