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Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is a multitasking operating system intended for real-time applications. Such applications include embedded systems, industrial robots, spacecraft, industrial control, and scientific research equipment.

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Embedded COTS Vendors Issue Joint Statement on Open Standards Model and VSO Several leading COTS embedded board, subsystem and backplane and enclosure vendors, includingRead More...

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The Taming of the Multicore

In the popular Shakespeare comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, Lucentio travels to Padua to attend school at the local university. Upon his arrival he meets the beautiful Bianca and,Read More...

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USB 3.0 Boosts Speed 10x, Broadens Embedded-Systems Applicability

USB has become the interface of choice for many PC and consumer products, having reached an installed base of more than six billion units and counting. It is the ubiquitousRead More...

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One Stop Systems Purchases Ciprico Storage Product Lines One Stop Systems has purchased the exclusive manufacturing rights to Ciprico’s MediaVault, Talon 4, and DiMeda productRead More...

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USB Offers Many Choices for Use in Embedded Systems

USB is not a peer-to-peer protocol like Ethernet. One USB device, called the USB host, acts as the master. Other USB devices, called USB devices or USB peripherals, act as slaves. TheRead More...

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Intel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River Systems, under which Intel will acquire all outstanding Wind River common stock for $11.50 per share in cash, orRead More...

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A Framework for Safe Motion Control Firmware

Developing firmware for motion control systems can be a tricky business. Strict accuracy and repeatability combine with user safety to present a challenging set of requirements. How doRead More...

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Beyond Handsets: Android Platform Picking up Major Chip and Tools Supporters.

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OK Labs Claims Mathematically Verified Microkernel / Hypervisor Technology

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Android Moves Beyond Mobile

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Hypervisor Enables MSI Support for all Operating Systems

A bare metal (Type 1) hypervisor allows the execution of real-time operating systems (RTOSs) in parallel to operating systems like Linux or Microsoft Windows XP without adding anyRead More...

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Exactly When Do You Need Real Time?

Most embedded systems today need some form of operating system. The question is, should it be a real-time operating system (RTOS) or a general-purpose operating system (GPOS)? In manyRead More...

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Hypervisors Ease the World of Multicore Processors

In the realm of high-performance embedded 32-and 64-bit devices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to buy a single core processor. This means that systems that have beenRead More...

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Core 2 Duo Embedded Computer now with QNX support

Triadem Solutions, the official QNX Distributor & Reseller in Switzerland, has developed a Board-Support-Package for the PIP20 platform boards from MPL that are integrated in its PIP20Read More...

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Multi-Operating System Support for Intel’s New Embedded Quad-Core Core I7 Processors

The Intel Core i7 family has been widely used in the desktop and laptop market, and now the quad-core versions of the processor are available for embedded designs. Now LynxSecure 4.0Read More...

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COMIT Interface Standard for Next-Generation COM Products The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG), a collaboration of suppliers of embedded component, board and systemRead More...

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CE Goes Multicore: Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7

Microsoft sells two operating systems tailored to the embedded community, confusingly named Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded Compact 7. Windows Embedded Standard 7Read More...

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Adding Extra Levels of Security for Connected Client Devices

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Security Considerations in Embedded I/O Virtualization

In any embedded system, there is inevitably a need for sharing a limited set of physical I/O peripherals across workloads. The embedded operating system provides abstractions, such asRead More...

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xxxx Embedded UI Design Tools Integrated with RTOS

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Embedded UI Design Tools Integrated with RTOS

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Securing and Improving the Smart Grid Requires Military Grade Technology

Reliability and resiliency of the Smart Grid must be the primary focus for utilities and their suppliers as the Smart Grid is critical to both national security and the global economy.Read More...

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RTOS - The Heart of Good Power Management

Low power consumption is an essential requirement in many embedded applications. The growing importance of battery-powered applications for portable electronics, home automation andRead More...

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Where Have All the RTOSs Gone?

Gone to graveyards, every one? Or so it seems in the 32-bit embedded space these days. A real-time operating system, unlike a typical desktop operating system, is designed from theRead More...

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OpenComRTOS for Freescale PowerPC Processors Integrated into Designer Suite

For applications where performance is paramount, using less memory means higher performance and less energy consumption. The small code size of OpenComRTOS from Altreonic frees aRead More...

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RTOS Adds Real-Time SMP Support for ARM MPCore

The ThreadX RTOS from Express Logic has been adapted for ARM’s MPCore multicore processor architecture. ThreadX/SMP, an enhanced version of ThreadX, provides synchronous multicoreRead More...

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Software Systems Collaborate on Security and Resilience for Cloud Deployments

LynuxWorks and TransLattice have announced that they have ported the TransLattice Application Platform 2.0 onto the latest version of the LynxSecure separation kernel andRead More...

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Large Operating Systems Have Embraced Embedded. Did Anyone Notice?

Here’s a riddle: What do Windows CE, Linux and Java all have in common? Answer: They were all originally designed with no thought to their use in embedded and real-timeRead More...

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Android—At Last A Ubiquitous Embedded OS?

This article is the third in a series written for RTC discussing the potential and reality for developing and deploying embedded systems using Android. The first, “Android Moves BeyondRead More...

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IEC 62304-Compliant RTOS for Medical Devices

A new version of the QNX Neutrino RTOS has been developed to help medical device manufacturers reduce the effort of building infusion pumps, patient monitoring devices, blood analysisRead More...

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Secure Hypervisor Offers Increased Endpoint and Server Protection

A new version of a secure hypervisor has been designed to offer military-grade protection for the latest generation of laptops, desktops, servers and embedded systems, helping protectRead More...

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Virtualization Software Enables Development of RTOS Applications to Run Alongside Windows or Stand-Alone

An updated release of INtime for Windows and the new INtime Distributed RTOS from TenAsys provide a new level of flexibility for embedded system developers in reducing system-levelRead More...

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BYOD for Industrial Control and Automation

The enterprise world is going mobile, driven by distributed workforces, the need to stay connected, and the sheer productive horsepower of modern handheld devices. However, unlike PCsRead More...

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Plug-and-Play Integration of Avionics Software

A combination of DDS-compliant middleware with an ARINC 653-compliant RTOS dramatically reduces the time and cost required to develop and integrate distributed avionics software. TheRead More...

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Facing the Needs of Today’s Connected Embedded Devices

The embedded device market is exploding, with the “Internet of Things” predicting tens of billions of connected embedded devices being online by 2015. Many of these embedded devicesRead More...

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RTOS Adds New Security Features to Protect Embedded Connected Devices

The next generation of the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) from LynuxWorks, LynxOS 7.0, is designed to enable embedded developers to add security functionality to theirRead More...

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New Approaches to Combating Rootkits

Many computer security problems involve some form of malware that attempts to infiltrate a computer and subvert its security for nefarious purposes. A rootkit is a particular type ofRead More...

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Multicore Processors Open Our Embedded World

Multicore systems are not new to the embedded world. In fact, most embedded systems use multiple cores or chips, with many of these cores or chips being used to help performance orRead More...

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Platform Architecture for the Internet of Things

All things must evolve—human anatomy, national constitutions, and religions—to handle the mercurial world around us. History is replete with examples of species gone extinct due to anRead More...

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The End of an Epoch

All good things come to an end. For many x86 board users, Windows XP Embedded has been the Rock of Gibraltar for a decade or more. Ever since MS-DOS 6.22 anyway. While small formRead More...

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RTOS Includes Hardware Virtualization

Sysgo has announced the release of version 3.5 of its hypervisor PikeOS. Focus of the innovation is the support of hardware virtualization enabling the execution of guest operatingRead More...

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Real-Time Operating System Evaluation Kit Now Available for Altera SoC

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Real-Time Operating System Evaluation Kit Now Available for Altera SoC