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uC-sdk - a lightweight development kit for embedded micro-controllers

This SDK revolves around FreeRTOS in order to provide basic support for unix-like environment, in a real time multitasked-enabled fashion.

Currently, the only supported target is the LPX1768 CPU, a Cortex-M3 ARM, which is available on the mbed board (, but I hope in getting more platforms supported in the future. The next target in line would be the PIC32, on its development board form.

The main goal is to get the cleanest architecture as possible, providing the same, clean API to all the supported CPUs.

Architecture / Layout


The FreeRTOS directory contains the FreeRTOS source code. The main modification done there is a few minor bug fixes, and adding the support to the _impure_ptr switching support for our libc's reent system. The current memory management is done using the libc's allocator.


The arch directory contains architecture-specific code, including assembly code, drivers and link scripts.


The os directory contains more generic code, in order to boot the CPU, set up your binary's environment, provide the necessary glue to libc, and set up a proper shutdown sequence.


The current libc implementation is excessively minimal. Even more minimal than uClibc that is. The goal is to provide bare-metal features while still having a minimum of portability.


Right now, libm is Sun's fdlibm, compiled in IEEE mode (ie, no error handling is being done, unlike a normal libm). Be careful though, as most uC processors dont contain any FPU. Using any kind of math will greatly increase the code size, as well as CPU usage while processing.


This will be the library containing utilities for embedded development, such as generic i2c access, malloc wrapping for RTOS multithreading, etc.

ARM / Cortex-M3 / mbed

The arch directory contains NXP's port of CMSIS for their LPX1768 CPU. Using their drivers is highly recommended.

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