A Scalable Operating System Technology for the Real-Time Embedded Application Marketplace


STREAM - 8305

Keywords operating systems, embedded systems


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 24 months

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Objectives

STREAM aims to develop and validate a fully scalable open operating system technology covering the requirements of embedded system segments such as telecommunications, industrial and scientific automation, peripherals, automotive applications and consumer electronics. The key features of such an operating system technology are:

These are the basic ones offered at present by the CHORUS operating system technology as currently used in the middle to high-end segments of the computing and telecommunications industries. The approach in STREAM will be to downsize this technology and adapt it to meet the specific requirements of the embedded systems market. A high level of modularity and scalability will be achieved, leading to a full family of embedded operating system products able to meet the needs of various embedded systems segments, ranging from simple time-critical applications requiring only basic functionalities able to run very efficiently in a limited environment (employing the concepts of "pico-" and "nano-kernels"), to more complex applications requiring high-level application programming interfaces such as Unix and real-time POSIX.

The STREAM project involves three kinds of partners, each with a specific role:

Further information about STREAM is available from the STREAM home page.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Didier Irlands
Manager, R&D Projects
Chorus Systèmes
Ave. Gustave Eiffel 6
F - 78182 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
tel: + 33 / 1-3064-8215
fax: + 33 / 1-3057-0066

Participants

CHORUS SYSTEMES - F - C
SIEMENS AG - D - P
ALCATEL ALSTHOM - F - P
GEC ALSTHOM - F - P
PHILIPS KOMMUNIKATIONS - D - P
MOTOROLA SPS - UK - P
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES - UK - P
MATRA MHS - F - P
ALCATEL AUSTRA - A - A


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STREAM - 8305, December 1993


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