Freescale MQX real-time operating system
Jan 22, 2009
Freescale MQX real-time operating systemThe MQX real-time operating system (RTOS) with TCP/IP and USB software stacks to ColdFire microcontroller (MCU) customers at no additional charge. The MCF5225x ColdFire MCUs ships with a complimentary, full-featured version of the Freescale MQX RTOS and associated stacks, providing developers a comprehensive embedded platform for industrial connectivity. The MCF5225x family is the first line of Freescale embedded controllers to be combined with the MQX RTOS. By providing complimentary MQX software with its silicon products, the company is helping alleviate much of the initial software investment hurdle faced by embedded developers. The MQX RTOS offers leading-edge software technology for embedded designs based on Freescale processors and MCUs. MQX software offers an application programming interface (API) with a modular, component-based architecture that makes it simple to fine-tune custom applications. It also allows developers to add web servers, e-mail, network management, security, and routing to their designs. Components are linked in only if needed, preventing unused functions from bloating the memory footprint. With its straightforward API, the MQX RTOS solution easily scales across Freescale's growing alliance network of software and tools, such as security, industrial protocols, and graphical plug-ins. The MQX software offers powerful, preemptive real-time performance with optimized context switch and interrupt times, enabling fast, highly predictable response times. Its small, configurable size conserves memory space for embedded applications, and it can be configured to take as little as 6 KB of ROM, including kernel, interrupts, semaphores, queues and memory manager.
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