London, United Kingdom - IoT faces new computing challenges, notably with deployment and scaling, and its future will rely in part on using embedded Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS), which support many IoT application features, such as small size, constrained processing resources, low power consumption, limited maintenance, and real-time computing. ABI Research forecasts 21 billion IoT devices will ship with embedded RTOS by 2022.
Supported by greater MCU capabilities and lowering price points, the embedded RTOS market is expanding rapidly. Some of the most high-profile and innovative RTOS currently on the market include µC/OS, FreeRTOS, Integrity RTOS, mbed OS, MEOS, MQX RTOS, Nucleus RTOS, PikeOS, QNX, RIOT OS, ThreadX, VxWorks, and Zephyr. Many open source operating systems popular with the IoT are increasingly adding real-time capabilities to compete in this lucrative market. Currently, the embedded RTOS market is highly fragmented, with hundreds of different platforms available.
These findings are from ABI Research’s Embedded Real-Time Operating Systems for the IoT report. To read it, visit https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1025277-embedded-real-time-operating-systems-for-t