An Object-Oriented Microkernel for the i960 in Oberon-2
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Forschungsinstitut für Mikroprozessortechnik
Altenbergerstraße 69, A-4040 Linz
The goal of this diploma thesis is an object oriented real time
microkernel for Intel´s 32-Bit microcontroller 80960.
The code is written in Oberon-2 using the crosscompiler for the
i960 developed by Richard Hable at the FIM. This crosscompiler
should be tested for its reliability and efficiency while programming
the microkernel in question.
As a basis a microkernel for the 8086 was used that had been written
by Richard Fanta in C++.
After having ported the given C++ code to Oberon-2 and onto the i960
the problem of switching between processes was solved and a real time
scheduling mechanism was implemented (preemptive and priority driven).
Using this microkernel now it is possible to develop real time
applications in a high level language and bring in the advantages
of parallelism into conventional programs. A clear programming
interface provides access to the functionality of the kernel.
Diploma thesis (in German) in Computer Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, April 1995.
Advisor of this diploma thesis: Prof. Mühlbacher.
Graduation in Computer Science (Dipl.-Ing.): June 1995.
You can download the full diploma thesis in postscript (approximately 110 pages).