Real-Time Operating Systems Design and Programming Online Course

Given the complex tasks that today’s computing devices are required to perform, it’s crucial that the operating systems that drive them are stable, fast and efficient. This course provides foundational materials on RTOS for embedded applications, including task scheduling, memory allocation and resource management.



Course Aim

To design and program real-time operating systems on Arm-based platforms and use them to improve application performance


Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of

  • Basic concepts of RTOS, task and threads
  • Task scheduling and memory allocation
  • File system and data management
  • Parallel programming principles


  • Ability to choose between different programming techniques in RTOS-based applications
  • Ability to evaluate implementation results (e.g. speed, cost, power) and correlate them with the corresponding programming techniques


  • Ability to use commercial tools to develop RTOS based applications
  • Ability to optimize the RTOS to satisfy given user specifications


  • Basics of programming
  • Separate purchase of hardware and/or software tools, in order to replicate the course labs



  1. Introduction to OS
  2. OS Overview
  3. Process
  4. Scheduling
  5. Concurrency
  6. CPU Cache Memory
  7. Memory Management
  8. Virtual Memory
  9. File System and I/O
  10. RTOS and RTX
  11. RTX Task and Time Management
  12. Sharing Data in RTX
  13. Performance Evaluation and OS-aware Debugging

The above syllabus is indicative. It might change from time to time.



We have a range of subscription options, from 90, 180 and 360 days, along with lifetime access. Pricing options and the button to purchase access are below.

90 days: USD 16.00
180 days: USD 27.00
360 days: USD 49.00
Lifetime access: USD 93.00


Please note you will be taken to the Vitalsource ecommerce store to complete this transaction.

Interested in more RTOS resources? Take a look at our Embedded Systems Essentials with Arm – Professional Certificate on edX.

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