Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 20:32 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Linux In a recent EE Times 2013 Embedded Market study, Android was the OS of choice for future embedded projects among 16 percent of the survey's participants, second only to 'in-house/custom' (at 28 percent). But if a spectrum of disparate approaches can be lumped together as a single option, why not aggregate the various shades of Linux to see how they compare? "Parsing the EE Times data this way makes it abundantly clear that Linux truly dominates the embedded market."
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RE[3]: Naturally
by Alfman on Tue 5th Mar 2013 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Naturally"
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"BSDs have great security, but do they handle hard reat-time"

I honestly wouldn't know, I've done several searches just now to find out and there do seem to be some who are using BSDs for realtime applications, FSMLabs comes up very prominently in those searches but they're mostly marketing pieces and their website is useless.

So like you, I'm not sure. Never the less, not everyone in the embedded space needs hard real time scheduling and I'd be curious how many devices (Linux or otherwise) in the EE study are actually hard realtime scheduled. I would think that for the majority of consumer needs, soft realtime scheduling is already good enough. Although I'm curious what it is you do that needs it.

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