As to chip houses providing RTOS, yes many do. Freescale has MQX, that they bought and provide 'free'. TI is coming out with a new one. Many other houses provide and support 3rd party such as Micrium's instead of their own, or in addition to theirs. My guess is that Micrium μC/OS-II (III) is probably the most popular as it works on most platforms out there. I use MQX from Freescale the most as I am primarily a Freescale house (dating back to Motorola days).
There are no other sensors or controls on this simple example. No headed drying, sense for clogged drain, etc. AGAIN, this is for coding example and not real world. BUT - I like the questions as you are working that engineering mind to ask these up front. We hate feature creep, and bad, incomplete specs, don't we???
OK I am back - the code examples will be in C. The design is for a Freescale MCS08JM60 processor, just because I have demo boards for this and it is a nice processor to use. I would have used the 5V appliance processor in this family in 'real life'.
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@cjlord - Good one about Portland. It has been rather dry here this summer, but that's not unusual. I tend to tell folks that it rains only once a year in Portland - it starts in October and ends in May...
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Me, too, bitbanger55. 'course being a vegan myself, I'm sure our instructor's table will have plenty of tofu, veggies, and fruit for the mind. How does Design News and Digi-Key find these great instructors?
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