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Topic: Mark3 - New RTOS for AVR, ported to mega328p Arduinos! (Read 4399 times) previous topic - next topic


This sounds to me like big-computer-think.

I just can't get my head around the idea that there could be so much going on in an Atmega 328 with 2k of SRAM.

It's all good.  Like I said, most projects probably don't get that complex.  But don't underestimate what you can do with 2K of RAM!

On one product I worked on, we had to interface with external flash, a 2.4GHz wireless networking transciever, a 120-segment LCD, EL-backlight, several pushbuttons, and various analog sensors, and a precise realtime clock.  At the end of the day, we had all of the drivers and application code fitting under 60K of code space and 2K of RAM. 

Doing that project without an RTOS was a nightmare-- and is what made we jump into the world of kernel development in the first place ;)

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