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Tesi etd-02012017-164457


Tipo di tesi
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Autore
AHMAD, NISAR
URN
etd-02012017-164457
Titolo
PORTING OF FREERTOS ON A PYTHON VIRTUAL MACHINE FOR EMBEDDED AND IOT DEVICES
Struttura
INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE
Corso di studi
EMBEDDED COMPUTING SYSTEMS
Commissione
relatore Prof. Mingozzi, Enzo
Parole chiave
  • Embedded
  • IoT
  • FreeRTOS
  • Porting
Data inizio appello
24/02/2017;
Disponibilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
The fourth industrial revolution, The Industry 4.0, puts emphasis on the need of “Smart” and “Connected” objects through the use of services provided by Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems and cloud computing to optimize the cost, development time and remote connectivity. Development of highly scalable and flexible IoT applications is the need of time. These solutions require connectivity, less development time, time-to-market and at the same time offers a high performance and great reliability. Zerynth, a small company, provides its full stack for IoT solutions. Zerynth Virtual Machine is the core component among other components in stack which allow the programmers to code in python or hybrid C/Python coding with multithreaded Real Time OS with negligible memory footprint. The Python layer, Application Layer, is totally agnostic of underlying RTOS and hardware abstraction layer. This layered software architecture of Zerynth VM makes it totally compatible with new Industry 4.0 standard. The Hardware abstraction layer, VHAL, abstracts the hardware features of supported MCU and its peripherals while RTOS layer, VOSAL, uses the features of underlying Real Time OS. Zerynth VM can be ported with different Real Time OS and various hardware platforms depending upon the application’s cost, features and other relevant parameters. Configuring Kinetis MCU (MK64FN1M0VDC12) with existing VM became the first objective of my thesis. This configuration covers from scratch the clock, boot loading and peripheral support. Since previous version of Zerynth VM had a support of only Chibi2 OS which has certain dependency on the hardware layer underneath so this became another objective to separate the Chibi2 OS from VHAL layer for total independence. Finally, Porting of FreeRTOS on Zerynth VM with Hexiwear MCU as target board could a make a room for another RTOS hence enhancing the features and support of currently available VM. This thesis report describes all porting steps, procedures and testing methodologies starting from configuring a new hardware platform Hexiwear to FreeRTOS porting on Zerynth VM
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