cheap RTEMS/PowerPC platform [was: Re: Open Desktop Workstation]

Karel Gardas kgardas at
Wed Aug 24 13:22:42 UTC 2005

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Erwin Rol wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 14:38 +0200, Karel Gardas wrote:
>> On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Erwin Rol wrote:
>>> I know this is blasphemy but why RTEMS ?
>> Perhaps because of "customer request"?
> Well it could have been a "we want RTEMS, because ..." kind of "customer
> request" :-)

True :-)

>>> It seems like a "big" system for a embedded OS like RTEMS. If realtime
>>> behavior is needed something like RTAI might do the trick, especially
>>> since Linux already seems to run fine on the hardware.
>> True, but do you know any cheaper PowerPC-based hardware platform which
>> might serve as a RTEMS/PowerPC starting point? I have spent some time
>> searching around and found nothing.
> Hmm i have no idea what the mentioned hardware cost, so i can't answer
> that question. But apple's mac mini is about 500USD which isn't that
> expensive, when you want a general PowerPC.

The problem is that IIRC it does not even provide serial port which is 
needed for serial console. Pegasos seems to provide one RS-232.

BTW: Anobody here get RTEMS working on MOAB or CerfCube?

Karel Gardas                  kgardas at
ObjectSecurity Ltd. 

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