Part 2 of 3: Why real-time operating systems and middleware are becoming critical for these devices.
As the next wave of wearable devices expands into a new class of revolutionary and innovative products, there will be a growing importance placed on the real-time operating system (RTOS) and corresponding middleware. Wearable System-on-Chip (SoC) processors require an operating system optimized for size and performance with power-efficient wireless connectivity options needed for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and cloud connectivity. A full-featured RTOS which includes a variety of power management techniques is of the upmost importance. The Mentor Graphics Nucleus RTOS is one such operating system that offers a variety of power saving and power management capabilities. Two key power management capabilities supported by Nucleus are the Nucleus native power management framework and the Mentor Embedded Multicore Framework.
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