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74 Commerical RTOS part3 (Robotics: Real-Time Operating System)




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This article is from the Robotics FAQ, by Kevin Dowling nivek@cs.cmu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

74 Commerical RTOS part3 (Robotics: Real-Time Operating System)

E-VENIX and VENIX

VenturCom Inc
215 First St.
Cambridge, MA. 02142
tel: 617.661.1230
net: info@vci.com

Product runs on ix86 platforms and PC/104 systems.
Product is real UNIX, SVR3.2 and SVR4.2.
Workstation version requires ~4MB, 120MB, 80{3|4}86 processor.
Embedded version requirements vary depending on features used.
Embedded product allows for completely ROMed UNIX systems, from
read-only root to stand alone applications.

VRTX

Runs on a wide variety of processors, including Motorola 680X0, Intel
80X86 and 80960, National Semiconductor series 3200.

"Microtec"
2350 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
tel: 408.980.1300
tel: 800.950.5554
fax: 408.982.8266
net: [12]info@mri.com
url: [13]http://www.mri.com

VxWorks

Runs on a wide variety of MC680X0 and SPARC-based single board
computers. Requires a workstation for program developments. Widely
used in Unix environments for realtime work.

"Wind River Systems Inc."
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
tel: 510.748.4100 or 800.545.WIND (9463)
fax: 510.814.2010
net: inquiries@wrs.com

Tools related to VxWorks:

"Real-Time Innovations, Inc."
954 Aster, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
tel: 408.720.8312
fax: 408.720.8419
contact: Stan Schneider
net: stan@rti.com

Product name:
"StethoScope"

Overview:
Real-time networked graphical monitoring and data acquisition.

Category:
Software, Development tools

Highlights:

Real-time data collection and display.

Monitor any program variables.

Export data to MATLAB and MatrixX.

Friendly multi-window environment.

Gain insight into what's happening in your system.

StethoScope is a real-time graphical monitoring, performance analysis,
and data collection tool for VxWorks. Use it to watch any of your
program variables evolve in real time; any value in memory can be
monitored. StethoScope opens a window into your application; it shows
you what's really happening.

Product name:
"ScopeProfile"

Overview:
Real-time dynamic execution profiler.

Category:
Software, Development tools

Highlights:

Detailed procedure-by-procedure analysis of CPU usage.

Tree or flat structure model.

Quickly spot performance bottlenecks.

Minimally intrusive. Run your code at full execution speed.

No special compilation. Analyze already running code.

ScopeProfile is a dynamic execution profiler for VxWorks. It shows you
exactly where you're spending your CPU cycles.

Product name:
"RTILib"

Overview:
VxWorks tool and utility package.

Category:
Software, Development tools

Highlights:
Memory integrity and leak testing
Re-entrant shell program
Execution tracing utility
Fast buffer management

RTILib is a collection of focused utilities and debugging tools.

[14.1] Commerical RTOS part4 (Robotics: Real-Time Operating System)

QNX

Distributed, POSIX, real-time microkernel for Intel x86 processors.
Supports fault tolerance and also hosts MS-Windows in Standard mode.

"QNX Software Systems"
175 Terrence Matthews Cr.
Kanata, Ontario K2M 1W8, Canada
tel: 613.591.0931 x111
fax: 613.591.3579

"QNX Software Systems"
Westendstr.19 6000 Frankfurt, Germany
tel: 49 69 97546156 x299
fax: 49 69 97546110

Two QNX papers are available via anonymous FTP:
* [14]An Architectural Overview of QNX
* [15]A Microkernel POSIX OS for Realtime Embedded Systems

 

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