Selecting a Partitioned OS for a Radiation Therapy System
- Magazine Article
Published January 01, 2012 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
As medical devices increase in functionality, they need more robust and complex embedded software. Handling that complexity usually requires the software to utilize an operating system (OS). Choosing a commercial OS, however, typically involves making compromises among attributes such as development cost, user interface, and realtime operation. An OS that offers separate software partitions to run different applications in both eliminates compromise and simplifies development.