EE Journal Article: Visualizing Real-Time Issues Swedish Company Gives Developers Better Insight

I had planned this piece some months ago, but suddenly it has become tied into a major breaking news story. In the last ten or so years, the RTOS (Real-Time Operating System) has moved from being a relatively rare beast to becoming almost commonplace, as applications, particularly those built as embedded systems, have demanded communication and, particularly in the Internet of Things (IoT), have added sensing. To manage the complexities of such a system, the developer divides all the software running on the system into tasks: small blocks of code that include functions like managing the human machine interface, control, and communication. The key to success lies in understanding which task is to be run when. To help the RTOS make the decision, developers assign priorities to each task.

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