Technology Editor Brandon Lewis attended the Embedded Linux Conference in Portland, Oregon this past week. There, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, commented that “Linux has to remain a general purpose operating system.”
Where does that leave embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) developers looking to leverage the open source and time to market benefits of the Linux kernel in applications that require small memory footprint and real-time determinism? The answer, of course, isn’t straightforward, but Lewis and Rich Nass, Executive Vice President of Embedded Computing Design, resolve that developers should use Linux wherever it can be used, and look to real-time derivatives, specialized techniques, and non-Linux alternatives where it can’t.
- Embedded Linux Conference
- Development Tools
- Free Electrons
- RIoT Operating System
- Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
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