Strategy of the hottest embedded operating system

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Embedded operating system manufacturers' strategy

because embedded systems are ubiquitous, various embedded operating systems are also active. Recently, leaders of Microsoft and Fenghe introduced their development strategies. This reflects the development direction of embedded operating system

build a "software + service" platform

Kevin Dallas, general manager of Microsoft Windows Embedded business unit

Kevin Dallas, general manager of Microsoft Windows Embedded business unit, elaborated on the changing characteristics of the embedded operating system industry and Microsoft's strategy of building a "software + service" platform

there is a great opportunity in the embedded market. It is estimated that 3billion embedded devices will be delivered by 2012. What has driven such an "explosion that many people have relaxed sex" growth? This is mainly because end users are increasingly buying devices based on connectivity user experience and connectivity applications. An example is a personal media player. Users do not buy it based on the player itself, but more to participate in this interconnected experience

users can participate in this connectivity experience and connect with any device, including PC, which represents a new generation of devices: intelligent, connectivity, service-oriented devices

the future of embedded represents the future of computing. While looking forward to some opportunities brought by the industry in the future, we also find that there are many major challenges, one of which is the world economic downturn; In addition, we should focus on three areas:

· reduce the overall development cost of users

· reduce the total cost of ownership of users

· realize product differentiation by providing rich user experience

according to these concepts and referring to the equipment life cycle, embedded developers should mainly focus on four areas:

· evaluate and design the corresponding software and hardware

· specific development and construction

· consider the supply and distribution of products

· pay attention to the final management and operation of the product

Microsoft hopes to focus on these four areas through the "software + service" platform

evaluation and design

the first is the evaluation of software. Microsoft provides a 120 day evaluation period; Secondly, Microsoft has more than 100 training partners around the world to train embedded product development engineers; Third, Microsoft has a new certification program supported by four columns on the base to certify its new product development work. The above three aspects are mainly aimed at OEM partners to help them develop commercial products. In addition, on the fourth hand, Microsoft is aware of providing corresponding plans for technology enthusiasts and professionals, as well as for academia, such as launching a "creative flying" global competition, requiring enthusiasts to design around the creative ideas and concepts of "home of the future"

development and construction

for a developer to develop on a platform, the biggest need is to find the supporting programs and some supporting tools he needs. Today, if you want to develop a tool or product as an embedded developer, you need to get a series of support, including board level support packages, updated tools, third-party drivers, as well as file and product updates. It is very difficult to find these information and tools, and another developer has to find the driver

therefore, half of the embedded development failed because it was not supported by the corresponding information. In the next 6-8 months, Microsoft plans to release a tool for support, providing such an environment with relatively insufficient preliminary research on key standards, so that in an integrated environment, developers can carry out corresponding support in workstations. This support is network-based, so that they can have an integrated dynamic environment

supply faster

Microsoft has more than 600 partners around the world. These partners include some CPU customers, system integration partners, hardware partners, and training partners. Among them, there are more than 100 training partners and a series of courses based on textbooks. Microsoft also has some certification services, which can provide Windows Embedded standard certification and windows embedded CE certification

management and operation

for "intelligent, connectivity, service-oriented" devices, we must consider their use after they really enter the market, such as how to manage and operate them

generally, we need to consider how such an embedded device connects with the background service system. For example, the connection between the thin client and the background, or the connection between POS and other devices and the background, and so on. For some personal consumer electronic products, we also need to consider how embedded systems are connected to services, such as how personal navigation devices are centrally connected to services based on current locations. In addition to considering how this device connects with services and servers, we should also consider how it cooperates with other embedded devices, such as automotive environment, environment or PC environment. So we must go beyond the scope of embedded system to consider this problem. All these elements are factors that OEM manufacturers and developers need to consider

Microsoft realizes that it is necessary to bring together various platforms and services to provide an integrated development environment, which is Microsoft's development based on Windows Embedded CE 6. As mentioned at the beginning, in order to realize the transformation from a simple software platform to a "software + service" platform, Microsoft must provide intelligent, connectivity and service-oriented devices

enter a new realm of multi-core virtualization

Tomas evensen3, vice president of Wind River, CTO and general manager of tools and general technology products department, when doing tensile experiments

at the 2008 Wind River system company's 2008 China regional developer conference, vice president of Wind River Tomas Evensen, CTO and general manager of tools and general technology products department, said: "in the field of device software in embedded systems, multi-core software development technology and virtualization technology are becoming an obvious trend. The main driving force behind this trend comes from the four major demands of the entire electronic industry:

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