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Linux has long been used in embedded system design because it’s free, open-sourced, and community grown and supported. In the past, developers concluded that Linux couldn’t be an real-time operating system (RTOS), and over the course of time have developed a plethora of hybrid approaches that combine Linux with a dedicated RTOS for use in embedded applications.The possibility of achieving real-time performance with Linux became more feasible as its use in embedded system design matured, and National Instruments jumped at the opportunity!


Using the PREEMPT_RT patch set, an effort at improving the Linux kernel, NI developed a Linux-based RTOS available on both the NI cRIO-9068 controller and the NI myRIO device. The best part-- the new operating system is fully supported in the NI LabVIEW 2013 development environment!

>> Learn more about NI Linux Real-Time.