Raspberry Pi

Raspberry PI is about the size of a credit card, has a 32-bit ARM processor and uses a Fedora distribution of Linux for its default operating system (OS).

BeagleBone Black

BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists.

Open Source

The term usually means that the information regarding Hardware and Software is easily available. There are no hassles for working with them and you can experiment with them.


The AVR is a modified Harvard architecture 8-bit RISC single chip micro controller.


The BeagleBoard-xM is a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 core designed with community inputs in mind. This open hardware design brings the previous generations' laptop-like performance and expandability to the next level.

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VxWorks (Code: EART-001)

VxWorks is a proprietary and customizable real-time operating system (RTOS). It’s designed for use in Embedded Systems. VxWorks is used with diverse hardware including communications and network devices, testing and measuring devices, computer peripherals, automotive systems and consumer products.

VxWorks is compatible with a number of platforms and now runs on practically any modern CPU that is used in the embedded market. VxWorks has some similarities to UNIX. The OS includes a kernel for preemptive multitasking, interrupt response, interprocess communication and a file system.

Prerequisite Skills:

  • One year C programming
  • Basic understanding of operating systems and debugging techniques
  • Functional knowledge of UNIX or Windows NT

Course Overview:

  • Building and Configuring a VxWorks Real-Time System
  • Project Facility
  • Integrated Simulator
  • Tornado Shell
  • Symbolic Debugging
  • Source Debugging (CrossWind)
  • Performance Monitoring Tools
  • Preemptive Task Scheduling
  • Wind River System Viewer
  • Semaphores
  • Memory Management
  • Intertask Communication
  • Message Queues and Pipes
  • Mutual Exclusion and Reentry
  • Interrupt Handling
  • Writing Exception Handling Code
  • Reconfiguring VxWorks

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