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ELEC: Linux — The Embedded Cinderella

Jun 22, 1997 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Talk abstract: Embedded software is often the “stepchild” of conventional information technology. The many constraints of embedded systems frequently prevent them from sharing the wealth of mainstream computing technologies, forcing them to make do with hand- me-downs. Can Linux, the step-child of corporate IT, squeeze into the tight footprints (and other constraints) of embedded designs? In this… talk, we will see how and why this Cinderella OS can satisfy the demands embedded developers — without requiring the non-Linux components, proprietary add-ons, and other “wicked stepsisters” that can torture embedded developers.

Speaker bio: MontaVista President/CEO Jim Ready is a recognized authority in the embedded systems and real-time software industry. With over 25 years of technical and entrepreneurial experience, he pioneered the development of the first viable commercial RTOS product, the VRTX real-time kernel while co-founder of Ready Systems. In 1993, Ready Systems merged with Microtec Research, went public in 1994, and was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 1995. During this period Jim served as Ready Systems' President, and as CTO at Microtec/Mentor. Jim founded MontaVista in 1999 to bring the Linux operating system to the embedded systems market.

Talk slides: here

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