Real-Time Operating System

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Real-Time Operating System definition

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(RTOS) Any operating system where interrupts are guaranteed to be handled within a certain specified maximum time, thereby making it suitable for control of hardware in embedded systems and other time-critical applications. RTOS is not a specific product but a class of operating systems.
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(1998-02-27)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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