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LinuxDevices: Embedded Linux Design Issues

Jan 09, 2003, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas McGuire)


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"What is an embedded device? Is it simply a low-resource 'PC', so all you need is a scaled down Linux and off you go? Not really. In this article, a few thoughts on principal differences will be brought up that may need direct addressing by the embedded Linux community to foster the use of Linux in the embedded market...

"Looking at these issues and considering possibilities to improve how Linux could satisfy the demands of embedded systems in a better way is the objective of this article. The possible solutions are based on RTLinux systems, as real-time (RT) demands are fairly common in embedded devices; but the mechanisms presented apply to any RT or non-RT embedded Linux..."

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