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LinuxDevices.com: Identifying the Top Requirements for Embedded Linux Systems

Mar 14, 2002, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas McGuire)

"Embedded Linux is more and more becoming a usable and easy to handle Linux segment. But what is the position of embedded Linux? Where does it fit into the other embedded OS in the 32-bit market? In this article a few thoughts on the question "Why embedded Linux?" will be sketched out, positioning embedded Linux quite high up on the list of first-choice embedded OS and RTOS options.

"The main challenges I believe will be to fit contradicting demands into embedded systems -- these demands are...

  • "Simple user interface vs. in depth diagnostic and administrative interface
  • "High level of security vs. open and simple access to the system via network
  • "Resource constraints vs. high system complexity and low response time..."

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