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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I'm not used to students with such great senses of humor. As for how do we find such great presenters, it's from a variety of sources. I have seen many of them present previously, and others come through trusted recommendations.
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?
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.