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Release Notes for ARTX-ARM
Advanced Real-Time Operating System for the ARM Microcontroller Family

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  1. What's New in ARTX-ARM
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What's New in ARTX-ARM

The following sections list the changes instituted in each release of the ARTX-ARM Advanced Real-Time Kernel.

ARTX-ARM Version 1.01 Release

  • [ARTX-ARM]
    Added example projects for the following target hardware:
    • Analog Devices ADuC702x Evaluation Board (\KEIL\ARM\BOARDS\ADI\ADUC702X\ARTX_BLINKY) For Analog Devices ADuC702x Devices
    • Atmel AT91SAM7S Microcontroller Board (\KEIL\ARM\BOARDS\ATMEL\AT91SAM7S\ARTX_BLINKY) For Atmel AT91SAM7S Devices
    • Hitex STR7 Evaluation Board (\KEIL\ARM\BOARDS\HITEX\STR7\ARTX_BLINKY) For STMicroelectronics STR71x Devices
    • Keil MCB2100/2130 Evaluation Board (\KEIL\ARM\ARTX\EXAMPLES\BLINKY) For Philips LPC21xx Devices
    • STMicroelectronics STR7 Evaluation Board (\KEIL\ARM\BOARDS\ST\STR7\ARTX_BLINKY) For STMicroelectronics STR71x Devices
  • [Kernel]
    Added device-specific configuration files for the following devices:
    • Analog Devices ADuC702x (\KEIL\ARM\STARTUP\ADI\ARTX_CONF_ADUC702X.C)
    • STMicroelectronics STR71x (\KEIL\ARM\STARTUP\ST\ARTX_CONF_STR71X.C)
  • [Kernel]
    Modified the ARM-Specific Software Interrupt Handler (in SWI_ARTX.S) to make it generic for all ARM devices. Some devices may require a NOP instruction to avoid Data Abort traps between stack switching.
  • [Kernel]
    Enhanced the Stack Load display in the µVision Advanced RTX Dialog (available from the Peripherals Menu while debugging). Stack details are no updated from the current stack pointer value.

ARTX-ARM Version 1.00a Release

  • [Kernel]
    Added the os_tsk_create_ex and os_tsk_create_user_ex functions. These routines make it possible to pass a parameter to a task when it is created. This is useful when creating multiple instances of a single task.
  • [Kernel]
    Added the os_tsk_prio function which allows a task to change the priority of other tasks in the system.
  • [Kernel]
    Added the os_tsk_prio_self routine which allows a task to change its own priority.
  • [Kernel]
    The ARTX_CONFIG.C configuration file has been updated. Applications using the previous configuration file must be updated with the new configuration file.

ARTX-ARM Version 1.00 Release

  • [Kernel]
    Optimized and updated the task switch function.
  • [Kernel]
    Updated the ARTX_CONFIG.C configuration file to support the µVision debug dialog.
  • [Kernel]
    Updated documentation and added context-sensitive help within µVision.
  • [Kernel]
    Updated examples to run on the MCB2100 and MCB2130 Evaluation Boards.

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