Since the release of V0.01 in 2006, to the present V4.0 version, RT-Thread has developed a reputation among developers for its open source strategy. RT-Thread has gained a large following among members of the embedded open source community in China with hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. RT-Thread is widely used in energy, automotive, medical, consumer electronics, among other applications, making it a mature and stable open source embedded operating system.

The purpose of RT-Thread RTOS Design and Implementation is to create an easy learning curve for mastering RT-Thread, so that more developers can participate in the development of RT-Thread and work together to create an open source, tiny, and beautiful Internet of Things operating system. The book’s first part introduces the RT-Thread kernel and starts with an overview of RT-Thread before covering thread management, clock management, inter-thread synchronization, inter-thread communication, memory management, and interrupt management. The second part begins with RT-Thread kernel porting and explains how to port RT-Thread to a hardware board to run it. The second part also introduces RT-Thread components and discusses the Env development environment, FinSH console, device management, and network framework. Additional topics covered include:

  • The I/O device framework
  • Virtual file systems
  • Peripheral interfaces
  • Devices including the PIN device, UART device, and ADC device, among others.

Each chapter features code samples, as well as helpful tables and graphs, so you can practice as you learn as well as perform your own experiments.

chapter 1|8 pages

Embedded Real-Time Operating System

chapter 2|8 pages

RT-Thread Introduction

chapter 3|20 pages

Kernel Basics

chapter 4|22 pages

Thread Management

chapter 5|14 pages

Clock Management

chapter 6|34 pages

Inter-Thread Synchronization

chapter 7|26 pages

Inter-Thread Communication

chapter 8|20 pages

Memory Management

chapter 9|20 pages

Interrupt Management

chapter 10|20 pages

Kernel Porting

chapter 11|22 pages

Env-Assisted Development Environment

chapter 12|14 pages

Finsh Console

chapter 13|14 pages

I/O Device Framework

chapter 14|36 pages

General Peripheral Interface

chapter 15|26 pages

Virtual File System

chapter 16|26 pages

Network Framework