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Interrupts on Android for Real_Time system programming

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  1. Mecasickle

    Mecasickle New Member This Topic's Starter

    Mar 29, 2010
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    Hey Guys,

    I've been studying the Android code and SDK for about 2 months, so I'm a little familiarized with the environment. Recently, I've been given a semester project for my Real_Time Systems course, on doing an elemetnary like "RT operating system" for a microcontroller.

    Microcontrollers, are chosen usually because they can handle Interrupts, by their input pins or by internal CLock (Timers). I however, want to make my project using the Android SDK and my Android phone, but I really can't find any information on the web or on the Android development page on managing Interruptions, which I think is essential for a REal_Time system.

    Am I missing something? Or is it not possible to get any deeper in the android programming code to manage interruptions??

    Thanks a lot guys!

  2. kevin@teslacoilsw

    kevin@teslacoilsw VIP Member VIP Member

    Jun 13, 2010
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    Android is not an RTOS and at the Android SDK layer is pretty far removed from the hardware. You might be able to do some pseudo-real-time like things at the Linux executable layer of Android, or the kernel module layer, and have your Android SDK app communicate with your other real-time part.
    If you need actual real-time, you can look into RTLinux. (Or one of the many microcontroller RTOSes)

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