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Application timers

Abstract

Application timers are a simple method for tasks to perform time-oriented activity that is supported by Nucleus SE. They provide a simple method to measure a time interval or perform periodic actions. In this chapter, the operation of application timers is outlined, with details of all the relevant application program interfaces. The implementation of application timers in Nucleus SE is also detailed.

Keywords

RTOS; Nucleus; timers; time

The idea of application timers was introduced in Chapter 3, RTOS Services and Facilities. They are kernel objects that provide tasks with simple means to time events or, more commonly, perform an activity on a regular basis. All the detail of timing functionality—accuracy, interrupt ...

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