Getting Started with Micrium OS

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A popular thing in embedded applications is an RTOS. They are quite popular because they make it easier to develop complicated programs. They handle a lot of the background scheduling and general running of a program. They are also a daunting thing to get started with. Well, I am here to help. I’ve written a nice getting started with Micrium OS project description. With Micrium OS being built into Silicon Labs SDK, it is much easier to get an RTOS project started. My project is a great way to learn how to create your own RTOS program. You can read more about it here.

The RTOS program is a simple one. It allows you to turn an LED on and off with a button push.  It is more meant to show you how to build the RTOS and some of the necessary basics in an RTOS program. Hopefully it will help you to start making your own programs.

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Ben Roloff, Associate Applications Engineer at Digi-Key Electronics, has been helping customers with all their microcontroller needs since 2016. He was born in 1991, a time when internet was unheard of in the home. Internet slowly became a thing as he went through school - so in a way, Ben grew up with the internet. It was his interest in computers that drove him to pursue an education in computer engineering and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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