Wednesday, February 11, 2009

why Linux for Embedded Systems ?

Question: Why Linux is the choice for Embedded Systems?

Answer: There are multiple reasons for choosing Linux for the Embedded Systems. Some of the reasons are given below.
Linux is based on Open source concept and it is going to be the future of embedded software. Most of the embedded systems are built using Linux as they significantly bring down the product cost simply because it is open. 

There are ample amount of tools and debugging mechanisms provided by Linux for an embedded systems developer right from the editor to memory analyzer. These tools play a major role in embedded system development as they reduce the development time. 

Linux is customizable for almost all processor architectures and it is scalable at all levels.

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