List of projects accepted into RTEMS Project
RTEMS (Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems) is a free real-time operating system designed for deeply embedded systems. The systems RTEMS is designed to execute on are not the general purpose PCs and Macs you are familiar with. The usual target for RTEMS is specially designed computers inside devices -- although RTEMS does support PC hardware which is also commonly embedded. Embedded systems are preprogrammed to perform a narrow range of functions with minimal end user or operator intervention. For example, an automobile's electronic fuel injection system and robotic controllers are examples of embedded systems. RTEMS is a free open source solution that supports multi-processor systems and has been ported to over a dozen CPU architectures and includes support for over 100 boards.
In addition, RTEMS is designed to support embedded applications with the most stringent real-time requirements while being compatible with open standards such as POSIX. RTEMS includes optional functional features such as TCP/IP and various file systems while still offering minimum executable sizes under 20 KB in useful configurations. The RTEMS Project is the collection of individuals, companies, universities, and research institutions that collectively maintain and enhance the RTEMS software base.
As a community, we are proud to be popular in the space application software and experimental physics communities. RTEMS has been to Venus, circles Mars, and is on its way to the asteroid belt. It is in use in many high energy physics research labs across the world. There are many RTEMS users who do not belong to the space or physics communities, but our small part in contributing to basic scientific knowledge makes us proud.