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RTLinux now supports NetBSD

Apr 19, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 21 views

Socorro NM — (press release excerpt) — FSMLabs announced today that its RTLinux operating system is now available with a NetBSD component. RTLinux is a high speed, efficient and small real-time kernel based on the POSIX 10003.13 PS51 specification.

Using a patented dual-kernel design, RTLinux runs a general purpose OS as the lowest priority thread of the real-time kernel. As a result, real-time software components run in a predictable low latency environment. At the same time, developers still have access to the full power of the general purpose OS, including its applications and development tools. This greatly improves development efficiency and time-to-market for real-time applications.

While standard RTLinux uses Linux as its general purpose OS, RTL/BSD uses NetBSD, providing the identical POSIX threads API and many of the same development tools. FSMLabs customers in instrumentation, communications, factory automation and other areas now have the option of working with the BSD OS. FSMLabs Principal Engineer Michael Barabanov stated that “RTLinux applications can transparently make use of either Linux or BSD. We are very happy to be able to be able to give customers this additional choice.”

RTLinux on BSD is available now from FSMLabs and is provided with source code, under a binary distribution license.

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