The Embedded Experts Podcast: Listen to Linus

By Brandon Lewis

Editor-in-Chief

Embedded Computing Design

February 25, 2017

The Embedded Experts Podcast: Listen to Linus

Technology Editor Brandon Lewis attended the Embedded Linux Conference in Portland, Oregon this past week. There, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, commented that “Linux has to remain a...

Technology Editor Brandon Lewis attended the Embedded Linux Conference in Portland, Oregon this past week. There, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, commented that “Linux has to remain a general purpose operating system.”

Where does that leave embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) developers looking to leverage the open source and time to market benefits of the Linux kernel in applications that require small memory footprint and real-time determinism? The answer, of course, isn’t straightforward, but Lewis and Rich Nass, Executive Vice President of Embedded Computing Design, resolve that developers should use Linux wherever it can be used, and look to real-time derivatives, specialized techniques, and non-Linux alternatives where it can’t.

Topics Covered:

  • Linux
  • Embedded Linux Conference
  • Development Tools
  • Free Electrons
  • RIoT Operating System
  • Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • IoT

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Brandon is responsible for guiding content strategy, editorial direction, and community engagement across the Embedded Computing Design ecosystem. A 10-year veteran of the electronics media industry, he enjoys covering topics ranging from development kits to cybersecurity and tech business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached at [email protected]

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