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16 February 2010, 13:07

Open Source embedded operating system Contiki updated to 2.4

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Source: Wikipedia - BSD
The "operating system for embedded smart objects", Contiki, has been updated to version 2.4 with new experimental platforms and improved stability. The BSD licensed operating system is designed to be small, highly portable and work in networked, but memory constrained systems, such as sensor network nodes. Typical configurations can use as little as 2KB of RAM and 40KB of ROM and Contiki has been ported to computers such as the Commodore 64 and microcontrollers such as the TI MSP430 and Atemel AVR.

The updated version of Contiki adds two new experimental platforms, the Crossbow MicaZ and the Sensinode CC2430/8051. A new sensor API has been incorporated and the wireless MAC protocols have been overhauled, improving power efficiency and the handling of collision and interference. Full details of the modifications are available in the change log. Source code and binaries are available to download.


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