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RTOS Smackdown @ ESC Boston 2015

In this session at ESC Boston 2015, some of the leanest, meanest, coolest, hottest contenders in the RTOS multi-universe will take it in turns to explain why their RTOS is the bestest of the best.

I don’t know about you, but I'm growing increasingly excited about the forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston.

As I mentioned in my May 29, 2057 — Mark the Date! blog, since I typically present two or three papers at each ESC, this means I will have somewhere between 256 and 384 new sessions to prepare before the occasion of my 100th Birthday Celebrations at ESC 2057. (Give me strength! I'm too young for all of this excitement!)

[Seven real time operating systems in 45 minutes, only at ESC Boston]

All of which leads me to the first of the three events associated with yours truly at ESC Boston. As you'll see in this video, I'm happy to announce that I'm going to be hosting a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) Smackdown session.

As you will discover in the official session description, the idea is that there are a lot of RTOS options out there. Which one is right for your embedded system? In fact, we might go so far as to ask “Do you even need an RTOS at all?”

Following my introduction to this feisty session, one industry expert will argue why an RTOS is actually superfluous to requirements. Contrariwise, another well-known embedded guru will contend that an RTOS is an invaluable, “must-have” asset, even if your embedded application performs only a handful of simple tasks.

After the dust dies down, proponents of some of the leanest, meanest, coolest, hottest contenders in the RTOS multi-universe will take it in turns to explain why their RTOS is the bestest of the best.

Have you registered for the conference yet? If not, check out the links at the bottom of this column. I really hope to see you there. I'll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. If you want to attract my attention, just shout “Max” and “Beer” (or “Bacon”) in the same sentence and you will have my undivided attention (LOL).

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Join over 2,000 technical professionals and embedded systems hardware, software, and firmware developers at ESC Boston May 6-7, 2015, and learn about the latest techniques and tips for reducing time, cost, and complexity in the embedded development process.

Passes for the ESC Boston 2015 Technical Conference are available at the conference's official site, with discounted advance pricing until May 1, 2015. Make sure to follow updates about ESC Boston's other talks, programs, and announcements via the Destination ESC blog on Embedded.com and social media accounts Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Article originally published on EE Times.

4 thoughts on “RTOS Smackdown @ ESC Boston 2015

  1. “Hi Mark — you will be a man of leisure by then — maybe a road trip is in order? It would be great to see you there — there will be some other friendly faces there also — like Adam Taylor from the UK, for example.”

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  2. “I'm so glad you asked me that question (LOL). The data base is maintained on servers in the Eastern Time Zone — and that's all I'm going to say about that LOL”

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