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Live at Renesas DevCon 2012: The RTOS debates - Micrium and FreeRTOS discuss RTOS support for embedded solutions and the RX series of MCUs

MCU Wars Episode 2.1

In 2.1 of the MCU Wars series, EEWeb co-founder Cody Miller meets up with Richard Barry, founder of FreeRTOS, and Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium, at Renesas’ Devcon 2012 to discuss RTOS. Jean and Richard pin down the difference between an RTOS and a Kernel and the scenarios in which it becomes important to use a Kernel. They also explain why they offer their source codes to their users and their interpretations of open-source.

MCU Wars Episode 2.2

In this episode of MCU Wars, Richard Barry and Jean Labrosse continue the discussion about the nuances of developing in an RTOS. The discussion ranges from the challenges of RTOS developers have in supporting MCUs to reasons why an engineer should not try writing their own RTOS. Part 2 of 6. Stay tuned for Episode 2.3…

MCU Wars Episode 2.3: Running an RTOS for the First Time

Jean Labrosse of Micrium and Richard Barry of FreeRTOS discuss the initial challenges of getting an RTOS running for the first time and where you can find additional information once you are up and running.

MCU Wars Episode 2.4: The DevCon Experience

Jean Labrosse of Micrium and Richard Barry of FreeRTOS talk about their experiences at DevCon 2012 and what sets this convention apart from the others.

MCU Wars Episode 2.5: Importance of Code Quality in an RTOS

Jean Labrosse of Micrium and Richard Barry of FreeRTOS discuss the quality of the code in each of their RTOS products and the great lengths they go through to get their RTOS certified.

MCU Wars Episode 2.6: OS Alternatives in the Embedded Space

Jean Labrosse of Micrium and Richard Barry of FreeRTOS go into detail about the key differences between Embedded Linux and a real-time operating system.

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