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Comments on Baremetal or RTOS for the LS1012A processor

Question asked by Joe Lindula on Feb 12, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2020 by Joe Lindula

Hello, quick question for the forum members. I have been using ARM+DSP processors from TI. Most of their processors have many high-speed communication links such as SRIO, 10G-Ethernet, and PCIE. In order to get these peripherals to work you must use an RTOS which they provide for free. I would like to know if there is an RTOS that is provided by NXP to get the peripherals working? I am looking at the LS1012A processor.


My co-workers have spent long time developing Baremetal projects and I realize that if I'm going to use these types of devices I'm going to need to use an RTOS. For most of the time when you tell management that you are going to use an RTOS they complain and say no RTOS. Fast forward and the hardware team is over budget and behind in their schedule. It seems like hardware engineers are going to have to get prepared to convince management that in cases like the LS1012A with its high-speed links or in other multi-core processors you must use an RTOS.




Thank you,