Upcoming webinar on selecting an embedded operating system

Next week, I will be hosting a Web seminar, looking in detail at the key factors involved in selecting an operating system. I frequently hear from engineers, who are endeavoring to make such a choice, and find themselves rather overwhelmed by the options. My hope is that I can help you to focus on the critical issues and ignore the sales hype …

The session is on Wednesday 5 October, at the following time:

  • 08:00 Pacific
  • 11:00 Eastern
  • 16:00 UK
  • 17:00 Western Europe

I do hope that you can attend …

Some details:

Almost any non-trivial embedded device is likely to need an operating system of some description. Making the decision to use an OS, selecting it and planning its deployment are all challenging. In this session, we will take a detailed look at the 5 key issues facing an embedded developer, who is considering the selection of an OS:

  1. Does the design need an operating system at all? Some designs might appear to need an OS, but can be efficiently implemented in other ways. In other cases, an OS might seem like overkill, but turns out to be a good design choice.
  2. Why is a custom implementation rarely a wise choice? An implementation of an OS that is “perfectly matched” to the application, may not be as optimal as it appears.
  3. RTOS or Linux? An optimal choice is one that meets the needs of your design, provides a path forward, yet can live within system constraints.
  4. How do you compare performance of different RTOS products? The data sheets are not enough!
  5. What about multicore? How does this impact OS selection? As multiple cores are increasingly common, this architecture must have a significant influence on OS utilization. Does your design require multiple OSes?

There will be ample opportunity for Q&A and the end of the session.

What You Will Learn

  • How to decide whether to deploy an OS
  • How to select an OS
  • How to address the issue of OSes on a multicore system

I hope that you will be able to attend. To do so, please register. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be available after the event. You are also welcome to request a copy of the slides by email, comment or via social networking.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/embedded-software/2016/09/26/upcoming-webinar-on-selecting-an-embedded-operating-system/