real-time operating system

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Real-Time Operating System

(operating system)
(RTOS) Any operating system where interrupts are guaranteed to be handled within a certain specified maximum time, thereby making it suitable for control of hardware in embedded systems and other time-critical applications. RTOS is not a specific product but a class of operating systems.

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real-time operating system

A master control program that provides immediate responses to input signals and transactions. See real-time system, embedded system, embedded Linux, process control and OS-9.
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San Jose, CA, November 16, 2012 --( LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced LynuxWorks' LynxOS -SE real-time operating system (RTOS) has been selected by ITT Exelis for their new line of software-defined radios (SDR) that includes Soldier Radio, Rifleman Radio and SideHat[R] variants for the U.S.
Semiconductor company AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced on Wednesday a collaboration with embedded software vendor Green Hills Software that brings its INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) to the AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) platform.
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