C++ for Embedded & Real Time Systems

מק"ט: #44400 | משך קורס: 40 שעות אק'

This course introduces the C++ language for use on Real Time and embedded applications. The course covers object oriented programming and the C++ language, highlighting areas of concern for Real Time and embedded development. The course also covers the application of C++ to Real Time systems including interrupt handling, memory issues, and performance issues. The course will allow students to avoid dangerous performance and correctness problems unknown to most C++ developers, including many experienced programmers.

During labs, students will solve exercises by writing programs that will illustrate the covered principles. Approximately 40% of the course is practical work.

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  • The core C++ syntax and semantics.
  • Object Oriented Advantages, and Principles
  • How to write safe, efficient C++ code
  • Memory and performance issues associated with C++
  • How to access memory & program interrupts in C++

קהל יעד


The course is designed for Real Time engineers who are embarking on a project using C++ for the first time. It is also targeted at developers currently reluctant to move to C++ from C as they believe it poses too great an overhead. This course will clearly demonstrate both the strengths and weaknesses of C++ versus C.

תנאי קדם

Delegates should have a working knowledge of C, and some knowledge of Embedded/Real Time programming.



A Course Introduction


  • Course Prerequisites
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Delivery
  • Course Practical
  • Course Structure


An Overview of OO Programming and C++


  • Review of OOP principles
  • Behavior, state, identity, inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction
  • History and evolution of C++
  • Key features of C++
  • C++ as a better and safer C, C++ vs. C, C++ in Real Time systems


The Class Approach


  • Grouping of data and functionality
  • Syntax of a class declaration
  • Syntax of use
  • Public and private
  • Abstract Data Types
  • Program structure


Providing Class Functionality


  • Member functions
  • Function overloading
  • Default arguments
  • Ambiguities
  • Anonymous arguments
  • Resolving scope conflicts
  • The Scope resolution operator
  • The this pointer


Object birth and death


  • Life of an object
  • Constructors
  • operator new
  • Death of an object
  • Destructors
  • operator delete
  • Dynamic arrays



Efficiency, Integrity and Performance Issues


  • Enumerations
  • Const declarations
  • Const member functions
  • Const member data
  • Inline function mechanism
  • Reference variables
  • Composite Classes
  • An opportunity for reuse
  • Embedded / Real Time considerations


Scoping and initialization


  • Order of construction
  • Member Initialization lists
  • Use of fundamental classes


Associative Classes


  • Delegating class functionality
  • Dynamic associations
  • Custody and lifetime
  • Constant associations


Operator Overloading


  • Operator functions
  • Unary operators
  • Binary operators
  • Global operators
  • Member operators
  • Subscript operators
  • Input operators
  • Output operators
  • Guidelines
  • Embedded / Real Time considerations


Class Properties


  • Static data members
  • Static member functions
  • Nested types
  • Forward declarations
  • Friend classes


Templates and Container Classes


  • Organizing collections of objects
  • Template classes
  • vector
  • list
  • Iterators
  • Template functions
  • Algorithms
  • Using the Standard Library
  • Embedded / Real Time considerations


Copying and Conversions


  • The copy assignment operator
  • Copy constructors
  • Conversions to a class object
  • Conversions from a class object
  • Embedded / Real Time considerations




  • Extension of existing classes
  • Notation, syntax, terminology
  • Protected members
  • Scoping and initialization
  • Multiple inheritance
  • Abstract base classes
  • Guidelines




  • Modified class behavior
  • Virtual functions
  • virtual destructors
  • Late binding
  • Inside the virtual function mechanism
  • Pure virtual functions
  • Use of pointers to base type
  • Guidelines
  • Real Time considerations


Embedded and Real Time C++ Considerations


  • Comparing C and C++ performance, Performance analysis
  • C++ code translated to C
  • Inheritance in C
  • The Embedded C++ Language Standard
  • Program Size Comparisons
  • Problems with Exceptions, RTTI, mutable
  • Problems with Templates, Multiple Inheritance, Operator Overloading
  • Compiling Embedded C++
  • Making Objects ROMable
  • Encapsulating a ROMable class
  • Placing objects at a specific address
  • Interrupts and interrupt vectors in C++
  • Combining C and C++ code


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