Beginning on Monday, April 21, and running through Friday, April 25, the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center will present Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX.
Meeting each day at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT), the course will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging. Each class will run for an hour. The first half will be a presentation, and the second half with be a Q&A chat with the presenter.
The presenter for this course is Charles J. Lord, PE, an embedded systems consultant and trainer with more than 30 years experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last eight years, he has specialized in the integration of communication protocols into clients' products, including USB, Ethernet, and low-power wireless including ZigBee.
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During the first class Lord will discuss defining the project and selecting the target processor. He will use the inexpensive KWIKSTIK evaluation board from Freescale so that those who wish may follow along. He will look at the MQX RTOS and what elements are needed for the project.
On Tuesday, April 22, Lord will talk about blocking out code and defining what tasks are needed to be written and how they will need to interact. He will look at the elements or modules that are needed to make use of in the RTOS. On Wednesday April 23, he will discuss writing the first task. Given the tasks that are needed and their operation, he will create the code for our first task.
The Thursday, April 24 class is entitled "Completing Our Code." Lord will outline writing the other tasks, as well as writing other needed code, and then compiling. During the final class on Friday, April 25, he will discuss debugging the RTOS application. Now that the code is written, he will talk about testing and debugging it. In this class, he will see how the debugger works with the RTOS to provide task-level debugging to help debug and make the application work.
Earn IEEE professional development hours
Those attending classes at the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center are now eligible to earn IEEE Professional Development Hours. You simply attend four out of the five classes in each week-long course, participate in the chat function, and fill out a course evaluation form. You must attend a minimum of two courses live to receive IEEE Professional Development Hours, but you can attend more courses and earn more hours.