Industry White Paper

Ultimate Guide to Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS)

February 02, 2021 by Blackberry QNX Download PDF

Whitepaper Overview

Real-time operating systems (RTOS) allow for multiple events to be handled concurrently in an operating system and ensure that the system responds to events within predictable time limits. Real-time functionality is a critical requirement in many of today’s embedded systems. RTOS provides the rigorous resource management and scheduling required to meet the demands of the most tasking applications. These small-footprint software components are optimized for high performance and come in varying configurations and architectures.  

This whitepaper by BlackBerry explains what an RTOS is, delves into RTOS architectures, benefits and limitations, what to look out for when selecting a commercial RTOS, and introduces the advantages of utilizing its QNX® Neutrino® RTOS. BlackBerry QNX is a leading supplier of high-performance operating systems, middleware, development tools, and engineering services for mission-critical embedded systems.

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