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ASOS: A new software development paradigm for the Internet of Things – Part 1: Basic building blocks

In the first in a two-part series, Bob Zeidman describes how to synthesize your own application specific OS to handle many task management that Read More


ASOS: A new RTOS paradigm for the Internet of Things – Part 2: Building a project file

In the second of a two part article on the task management needs of Internet of Things designs, Bob Zeidman describes how to build a project file to Read More


POSIX in the age of IoT computing

The role of the POSIX API in providing a platform independent means for porting embedded apps between Linux and Unix systems as well as between Read More


Effective use of Pthreads in embedded Linux designs: Part 2 –Sharing resources

The author describes the methods by which threading can be used in event-driven systems to avoid conflicts between multiple competing tasks and Read More


Securing microcontroller RTOSes for the Internet of Things

MCU and small MPU systems for use on IoT wireless sensor and M2M connected devices need small footprint operating systems that can protect them with Read More


Using a memory management unit

What MMUs do and how they can be applied in embedded designs. Read More


Two Vulnerabilities in Android OS Kernel

New security pitfalls in Android's memory management that can cause severe errors and system failures Read More


Comparing microcontroller real-time operating systems

Sergey Kolesnik shares criteria he uses, summarized in three tables, to assess which real time operating system or kernel to use in an embedded Read More


Blocking and non-blocking RTOS APIs

How RTOS blocking system calls work and how they can be used to manage CPU time, distribute tasks and manage other resources such as peripherals. Read More


Porting Android on embedded platforms: a step-wise approach

Here’s how to port the Android distribution of the open source Linux OS to your embedded design.in four easy steps. Read More


Embedded Linux and Android: Friends or Foes?

How to determine when to use Android and when to use embedded Linux for your embedded device. Read More


Tips on developing apps on Android devices: Part 1

First in a two-part series on the basic features and capabilities common to Android platforms, excerpted from the authors' book "The Android Read More


Use virtual prototyping to boot Linux on the ARM Cortex A15

How to boot Linux on the ARM Cortex-A15 using virtual prototyping to build fast, functional software models of a system that can execute production Read More


Accelerating network packet processing in Linux

Here's a way to accelerate network packet processing in Linux with an application-specific fastpath in addition to the networking stack. Read More


Device drivers in user space

Here are the benefits and some caveats to running data-path applications in the user space. Discussed is Linux's UIO framework. Read More


Porting Embedded Windows CE 6.0 R2 to the OMAP-L138: Part 3

The authors discuss how to take full advantage of the Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 board support package in this final part in a series of three articles Read More


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Selecting an Operating System for Embedded Applications

Save & Follow 30 May 2014

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