embOS is a real-time operating system for embedded applications designed to offer the benefits of a fully fledged multitasking system at minimum cost. The kernel is fully interruptible and so efficient that it can be used in very time critical situations. The memory footprint in both RAM and ROM is so small that it can be used in single-chip applications, leaving maximum room for the user-program.

Despite its size and efficiency, it features the entire palette of communication mechanisms such as mailboxes, events and different kinds of semaphores. All tasks and communication instances can be dynamically created, deleted and configured. embOS is fully priority controlled : Out of the tasks in READY-state, the one with the highest priority is active. Tasks that have identical priorities are executed "quasi-simultaneously" in round robin. If no task is ready, embOS automatically puts the CPU in to a power-saving mode in the idle-task.

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