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Clarification on freeRTOS features overview

Posted by Chandra V on July 30, 2009
Hello Richard

In FreeRTOS Features overview section, it is mentioned that FreeRTOS.org is a scalable real time kernel designed specifically for small embedded systems.

The word small in above sentence triggers the following question:
Do we have any known constraints if we use it for big & complex embedded system projects? Is my understanding correct?


RE: Clarification on freeRTOS features overvi

Posted by Richard on July 30, 2009
FreeRTOS is designed to be used in small to medium sized microcontrollers - but these terms are relative. If it is suitable for your application, then there is nothing to stop it being used in any embedded system of any size. I suppose the caveat to that is it does not have MMU support, so there will be a natural ceiling to its usefulness if you need an MMU.


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