Reqeust for RTEMS applications was Re: RTEMS : Development areas

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Wed Nov 13 14:13:29 UTC 2002

> eigu,
>     I'm not experienced in RTEMS, but a google search on the topic also resulted in vain. But it seems that you are not the only one having this doubt. See,
> . Joel Sherill has posted the same question to the list, and no
> response to that too.. But there's no reason that I should believe a 3+ years old RTOS has no commercial users. Let's wait for the feedback from others.

That's not true at all.  There are lots of systems unfortunately, people
don't always step forward every time someone asks this question.  I have
a web page with a list of the systems people tell me about, are willing
to let it out publicly that they are using RTEMS, and have some info on
the web.  I am not the best at keeping this up to date as I have not
updated it to reflect the Philips critical care patient monitor or 
the Australian FedSat program.  There are also a number of networking
products that use RTEMS but don't want to discuss it.  RTEMS seems to
have become popular in the satellite community.

This is the short list of applications that have told me they want
to be on the list (
and have published enough info to be interesting.  You can also
tell from published papers
which includes a number of systems which we wouldn't know about
For example, the Sherlock project which used RTEMS to build a 
secure router. 

Honestly, even I often only know that a company is using RTEMS but
don't know what they are doing.  For example, Canon Research in France
been an active submitter and support customer but I have no idea what
they are doing with RTEMS.  I see interesting domains on the list
and encourage them to submit but don't know what they are doing.
This is the downside to open source.  

The most commonly used CPUs (in no particular order) are PowerPC, 
i386, m68k/Coldfire, MIPS, ARM and SPARC.  For BSPs, people use
the PC, commercial Motorola boards, and what I call "generic" BSPs
targeting a CPU with peripherals.

> regards
> Sudheesh
> ----- Original Message ----- 
>      From: Reigu R 
>      To: rtems-users at 
>      Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 3:20 AM
>      Subject: RTEMS : Development areas
>      Hi All,
>         I wish to know about the application areas in which RTEMS based development is in progress. Can I get information on the most commonly used target
>      processors, BSPs etc. Is there any software solution/product based on RTEMS?
>      Expecting loads of information.
>      Thanks in Advance,
>      Reigs

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