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Embedded software article: RTOS Revealed #5

By Colin Walls

My latest article on has been published. This piece is the fifth installment of the RTOS Revealed series, which will continue to appear through 2017 and beyond. The series will cover every aspect of real time operating systems.

Inter-task communication and synchronization

In this article, I take a look at the various facilities that and RTOS may offer to accommodate communication between and synchronization of tasks…

Here are all the articles in the series so far:

Introducing RTOS Revealed
Program structure and real time
Tasks and scheduling
Tasks, the context switch and interrupts
Inter-task communication and synchronization

I hope that you find the series interesting and look forward to your input by comment or email or via social media.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at