RTOS Evolution and Hardware Microkernel Implementation Benefits

Ahmed Karim, Ben Salem, Slim Saoud
2008 African Physical Review   unpublished
Due to the importance and complexity of real-time applications, the demands on real-time platforms increase every year, which motivates moving these applications onto multiprocessor hardware system on chip (MPSoC). This paper deals with different methods used for efficient handling of real time design projects leading to their successful completion, not just completion on time, but completion with as little silicon surface as possible. In the following pages, we outline the evolution of Real
more » ... e Operating System (RTOS) architecture and their limitations, compare different approaches and investigate the gain using the hardware implementation with microkernel structure for these RTOS that will improve both performance and design time.