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What is an OS?
Operating system, or simply OS, pertains to the computer's master control program. It is a collection of software, firmware and hardware elements that controls the execution of computer programs.
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2005-03-11 Wind River expands TIPC to support VxWorks OS
Wind River Systems Inc. is extending the Transparent Inter Process Communication (TIPC) open source protocol to support the VxWorks operating system.
2009-07-08 Watchdog board monitors app program, OS ops
ACCES I/O Products Inc. is offering a series of dedicated watchdog timer boards for PC/104-based embedded systems.
2006-06-02 Vista OS sags, FlexGo scores
A new system concept for emerging markets called FlexGo stole the show at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference last month.
2010-03-09 Virtex-5 USB delivers 32Mbit flash, 200 user I/Os
Opal Kelly offers is the fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module based on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA and delivers 256Mbyte DDR2, 36Mbit SRAM, 32Mbit flash and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os.
2006-01-13 Using software synthesis for multiprocessor OS and software development
The next great revolution in computer architecture is certain to be multiprocessing, just as it has always beenalways right around the corner.
2001-10-10 Using RTXC Real Time OS on the M16C
This application note contains information on the use of RTOS, Embedded System Product's RTXC, and IAR's Embedded Workbench on Mitsubishi's M16C microcontroller.
2013-10-14 Use multi-core with multi-OS software architecture
Here's a look at the architectural choices from the hardware capabilities to the software options, and how to make them efficient.
2011-09-15 Upcoming Windows OS supports ARM, x86
Microsoft's Windows 8 touts compatibility with various processors that include Snapdragon, OMAP and Tegra.
2005-01-03 Tweaks to OS could change embedded design
ADI and Quadros have come up with complementary innovations that could eliminate one large device from many embedded computing boards and could eventually alter system-on-chip designs as well.
2013-03-25 Toshiba's low power OS aimed at many-core processors
The operating system targets application in embedded systems including automotive products and digital consumer products.
2007-07-25 TI, Ericsson develop solutions for Open OS 3G handsets
Ericsson and TI have formed a strategic technology engagement to develop custom solutions for new Open OS 3G handsets.
2012-10-05 TI's Concerto MCUs possess increased memory, more I/Os
The 32bit Concerto F28M36x has a C28x DSP, an ARM Cortex-M3 core and advanced peripherals for applications requiring real-time control and communications.
2002-09-11 TI seeks embedded OS, FPGA partners
Texas Instruments Inc. is forming an alliance with WindRiver Systems Inc. and may seek to join forces with some FPGA vendors.
2002-09-30 Symbian OS debugger allows full kernel display
Accelerated Technology has announced the availability of an add-on component to the XRAY debugger allowing for full awareness or visibility into the kernel's activities, for the Symbian OS v6.1 used in mobile phones.
2008-05-13 Stratix III FPGAs support SGMII on LVDS I/Os
Altera has rolled out its Stratix III FPGAs support Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface on its LVDS I/Os.
2002-10-29 STMicro transceiver offers 3.6V-tolerant I/Os
The company's 74ALVCH16245 16-bit CMOS transceiver features 3.6V-tolerant I/Os and offers a maximum propagation delay of 3ns.
2010-03-04 Startup brings new OS in embedded arena
Job and Esther Technologies founder and CEO, Markku Kero says their Igelle OS can be adapted to different devices with different features, and be able to provide the functionality in an optimal manner.
2006-09-22 ST Nomadik processors feature Mentor's Nucleus Mobile OS
STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics Corp. collaborate to make Mentor's Nucleus Mobile OS available on STMicroelectronics' Nomadik STn880x and STn881x series of multimedia application processors.
2015-02-16 Spreadtrum chipset integrates Tizen OS
The Tizen operating system is now integrated with the Samsung Z1, Spreadtrum confirms in a news release. The Z1 runs the Tizen 2.3 OS and integrates Spreadtrum's SC7727S mobile chipset platform.
2002-09-03 Software stack provides USB connectivity to embedded OS
The USB Slave Stack provides device manufacturers with a USB driver layer and API to easily incorporate standard USB connectivity in peripheral devices with embedded OS that lack such support.
2007-02-21 Software enables RTOS, general-purpose OS to run simultaneously
Real-Time Systems has announced the Real-Time Hypervisor software that enables RTOS to run simultaneously with a general-purpose OS on a single hardware platform while ensuring real-time behavior of the RTOS.
2002-08-19 SanDisk secure digital card eyes Palm OS apps
SanDisk Corp. has introduced a 32Mb Secure Digital (SD) card preloaded with Blue Nomad Inc.'s BackupBuddy VFS software, and is targeted for Palm OS-equipped devices.
2005-10-10 Samsung releases new Symbian OS smartphones
Samsung has released two smartphones base don the Symbian platform and using chipsets from Texas Instruments, the companies announced Thursday.
2014-07-03 Samsung justifies OS switch for wearable devices
Tizen offers a simpler OS, flexibility in form factor, and room to "integrate according to services," while the RTOS has less of a user interface and is meant to be more bare-bones. Android Wear is intuitive and optimised to Google services.
2008-12-12 Samsung beefs up mobile OS initiative
Samsung Electronics announced it will expand the list of mobile OS, applications and services available for its handsets in an effort to eke out some growth in an otherwise declining cellular market.
2005-02-24 PT extends OS support of NexusWare
Performance Technologies announced it has extended the OS support of its NexusWare Software Suite.
2007-07-04 Programming the Pocket PC OS for embedded IR applications
This application note details the tools, supporting technologies and procedures for the development of infrared applications on Windows Mobile based devices.
2010-12-14 Processors tip Android OS
The complete Google Android OS has been ported to run Imagination Technologies plc's Meta Linux kernel, offering symmetric multi-processor and "hot-plug" features.
2003-08-14 Panasonic server features Turbolinux 8 OS
Panasonic Communication of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd has released the BB-G500DXL, an appliance server designed for mid-scale business servers.
2002-02-15 Osram OS to provide white LED lighting for Ford vehicle
Ford Motor has selected Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc.'s white LED lighting for its 2002 Lincoln Navigator.
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