Mentor Graphics unveiled the latest version of their Nucleus Real Time Operating System (RTOS). Nucleus v3 features a certified IPv6 Ready networking stack and security protocols, a variety of wireless communication options (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee), and built-in power management capabilities. Mentor Nucleus Real Time Operating System is ideal for power conscious, battery powered applications.
FemtoLinux is a new Linux flavor optimized for real-time embedded systems. With FemtoLinux, critical Linux applications run in kernel mode. This results a low system call and interrupt-to-application latency and overhead. FemtoLinux also simplifies RTOS-to-Linux porting significantly — RTOS applications can be ported to embedded Linux without drastic changes to the software architecture. FemtoLinux is available now for the ARM architecture. MIPS and PowerPC ports are in the works.