Archive for November, 2007

Public Course on Multithreaded Programming

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 Michael Barr

This coming January, I’ll travel from chilly Baltimore to sunny Miami to teach an in-depth training course about the proper use of real-time operating systems to design multithreaded firmware. The aim of the class is to clarify the safe and correct use of RTOS primitives, such as mutexes, semaphores, and mailboxes.

The two-day course, called Multithreaded Programming with uC/OS-II, will be held January 22-23, 2008 at the Weston, Florida headquarters of RTOS vendor Micrium, just east of the Everglades. Registration is open to the public, but the total number of seats is limited.

The hands-on course involves a mix of lectures and a coordinated series of programming exercises. The target hardware is an ARM9 development board from STMicro. The increasingly popular uC/OS-II real-time operating system will serve as the reference API with compiler and debug tools from IAR Systems.

Full details, including registration instructions, are available at the Micrium website: