Hardware scheduled SMP architectures
29 November 2007
Numero di riferimento
US 20080134187 A1
An advance is made in the art according to the principles of the present invention directed to a hardware real time operating system (HW RTOS) which advantageously implements the OS layer in a dual-processor SMP architecture. Intertask communication is specified by a dedicated application programming interface (API) wherein the HW-RTOS provides and manages communication requirements of applications while providing task scheduling. Advantageously, when implemented according to the present invention, the HW-RTOS results in systems exhibiting a smaller footprint since there is no need to link final executables to software RTOS libraries as done in the prior art.