EOS for Windows

What Is an Embedded Operating System?

An embedded operating system (EOS) or a real-time operating system (RTOS) is a specialised operating system that is meant to do specific tasks for a non-computer device or hardware configuration. Usually hardware that uses embedded operating systems is designed to be compact and lightweight. Systems that use EOS forsake many of the functions that are found in systems that use non-embedded operating systems in order to become efficient at resource usage.

What is EOS Used For?

The main job of an embedded operating system is to run the codes that allow the device that it is installed into to run. The embedded operating system also makes the device’s hardware to be accessible to the software.

Examples of EOS that are used by consumers include:

• Symbian OS, which is used by Nokia phones

• Embedded Linux which is used in printers

• Palm OS

• Windows Mobile

Windows Xp was used in the ATM machines

• Operating systems used in switches and routers systems

How Does an EOS Work?

Embedded operating systems are limited in functionalities and only allow the device to do the job that it is meant to do. In most cases, embedded operating systems need to run in an environment of limited space, memory, and processing power. Embedded operating systems are usually made using assembly language in order to take advantage of the limited resources that are available in the environment that they are installed. This also means that the software can only work with the machine that it was developed for and will not be compatible with other hardware systems that have different configurations.

What Are the Benefits of an EOS?

Embedded operating systems have a number of advantages over operating systems. These include:

• They are small in size, which means that they can load faster and do the tasks they are designed for more efficiently.

• Specific to one task, which means that they can do the given task better. They are easy to manage than non-embedded operating systems

• They are inexpensive compared to a non-embedded OS since they do only one task, they do not need a lot of memory, which makes them cheap to install.

• They spend fewer resources since they require very little memory and ram to run.

• Embedded operating systems are dedicated to one device, so they have better performance given the resources that they use

OES provides physical benefits. Since they do not need too much memory, it is possible to house the device within a smaller area than it would be required for systems that use the non-embedded OS. Due to this, manufacturers are able to manufacture small devices such as set-top boxes and routers, which saves on the costs of production.