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Due to the current situation (COVID-19), this course will be taught pureley virtually. All material will be provided via the Moodle platform (here), so that joining this work space is mandatory.

Course title:

Real-Time Operating Systems Design and Implementation


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Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) are very important to maintain the timeliness of the response in embedded systems. This course will discuss the kernel of real-time operating systems and how to design timing predictable systems for safety-critical and robust applications, such as robotic and automotive systems. The lectures will introduce the theoretical basis of RTOSes, and emphasize hands-on design and implementation of an RTOS.

In this course, we mainly focus on FreeRTOS, which is supported by Amazon Web Services as a specific solution for Internet of Things currently.


  • Start of course: 05.11.2020
  • Classroom sessions: Virtual course, Moodle
  • Semester: Wintersemester 2020/21
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisites: Embedded Systems
    • Required skills: Basic knowledge of Operating Systems and C Programming
    • Desired skills: System Programing and operating Linux expereicne
  • Credits: 6 (requires successfull participation in labs and finals)
  • Exam: Oral exam (The student should achieve at least 50% of the total labs points to enter the exam).
  • Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Kuan-Hsun Chen
  • Reference books/materials:
    • Richard Barry, “Using the FreeRTOS Real Time Kernel - a Practical Guide,” Real Time Engineers Ltd, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4467-6274-5
    • Giorgio C. Buttazzo, “Hard Real-Time Computing Systems: Predictable Scheduling Algorithms and Applications”, Springer, Third Edition, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4614-0675-4
    • Alex Hoffman, "FreeRTOS Emulator with SDL2 Based Graphics and Input Library", https://alxhoff.github.io/FreeRTOS-Emulator/index.html New!