Seven fatal mistakes to avoid when choosing an embedded OS

How would you go about choosing an embedded Operating System (OS) for the next generation of your product? As long as you do not have to actually do it, you may think that the choice should be based on the objective evaluation of various criteria, such as features, cost, support options, etc. In reality, however, there are seven completely different aspects that push executives, directors, managers and engineers towards fatal traps.


Malte Mundt mmundt@qnx.com

Malte Mundt

A field application engineer at QNX Software Systems, Malte Mundt is a primary contact for software developers and project managers who are facing new challenges and quickly want to find their way in the world of QNX technology. After completing his degree in computer engineering, Malte worked as an editor and later editor-in-chief for several professional IT journals. He subsequently worked as a software developer and project manager for 8- and 16- bit systems, and in 2001 he entered the world of 32-bit operating systems when he joined QNX Software Systems.