International Journal of Computer Applications
Embedded Linux became a dominant choice in the embedded entertainment and mobile systems. Their adoption in widely used control applications is the second phase of their embedded market domination. One of the most important criteria of the control RTOS is their determinism/overhead ratio. Actually, many extensions exist to bring real-time capability into the Linux kernel. On the other hand standard computer architecture become widely adopted in the embedded market, with a large variety of performances and power requirement.