May 9, 2007 -- This article examines different options for putting a real-time operating system (RTOS) on a system-on-hip (SOC). There are basically three options: purchase an off-the-shelf RTOS, write your own RTOS, or use a software synthesis tool to automatically generate an RTOS. If you purchase one, what is available and what are the tradeoffs? If you write your own, which issues will you need to take into account? If you synthesize one, what tools are available and how do they work?
By Bob Zeidman. (Zeidman is the President of Zeidman Technologies, Inc.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.