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Linux Gains Native RTOS Emulation Layer

Mar 24, 2008, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Newly available open source software could significantly increase Linux's utility in industrial computing applications. The Xenomai/SOLO project aims to provide VxWorks and other RTOS emulation in user-space on most any Linux kernel, and to deliver short, bounded application latency on kernels with built-in real-time capabilities.

"In theory, Xenomai/SOLO could simplify the work involved for companies porting legacy VxWorks and other RTOS applications to Linux. Such ports let companies make the most of existing software assets, while also taking advantage of Linux's modern hardware support, networking capabilities, user interface options, and compatibility with a vast library of open source software..."

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