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Are You Sure Linux is Your Best Option? Web Seminar



In this session, discover how a true, designed-for-purpose embedded operating system, like the Nucleus OS, is better suited to the precise demands of embedded applications when cost is an issue. BitRouter Corporation, a global provider of digital TV converter box software solutions for the OEM market, has implemented similar set-top boxes (STB) using both Nucleus OS and Linux. The Nucleus OS based STB required 1MB of Flash whereas the Linux based box required 4MB for identical functionality. The additional memory requirements for Linux put the OS at a competitive disadvantage.

In addition to presenting the ideas and facts on this topic, this session will include an interview with a developer who has real-world success using Nucleus instead of Linux for this cost-sensitive, high-volume consumer product.

What You Will Learn

  • The key requirements for a true real time operating system
  • How Linux compares with a traditional RTOS
  • The real world experiences of a developer who has chosen to use an RTOS instead of Linux

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Colin Walls

A Technical Marketing Manager, Colin has over twenty-five years experience in the electronics industry, largely dedicated to embedded software. A frequent presenter at conferences and seminars and author of numerous technical articles and two books on embedded software, Colin is a member of the marketing team of the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, and is based in the UK.

Book: Embedded Software: The Works
Blog: The Colin Walls Blog

Who Should View

  • Software engineers working with embedded operating systems
  • Technical managers
  • Engineers or managers considering the use of Linux for an embedded application
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