Huge industry disruptors such as 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) are forcing us to rethink how we design and build embedded systems. Once isolated and purpose-built, embedded systems are rapidly adding new capabilities like greater connectivity, reusability, and flexibility. Changing expectations for embedded systems cascade down to the operating systems that power them. There is a growing need for the real-time operating systems (RTOS) to serve as the foundation for a new era of embedded design.
Regardless of industry or device type, today’s RTOS must keep pace with innovation and embrace modern development practices. They have to be able to work with new, more complex processors. Their design should enable the new, faster development cycles in the industry. This means being compatible with the frameworks, languages, and methodologies being embraced by the new generation of embedded system developers.
A RTOS must be secure by design and support cybersecurity countermeasures, industry standards, and certifications. When your system and data are mission-critical and simply must work, then only a RTOS can deliver what is needed for your success. Used by thousands of your peers to ensure the safety, security, high performance, and reliability you need to bring out the best in your development and operational practices. From Mars to Planet Earth, from medical infusion pumps and imaging systems to manufacturing robots and other devices at the intelligent edge, software development teams have repeatedly selected RTOSes for innovative solutions.