IoT RTOS Overviews
Below you’ll find links to overviews for Amazon FreeRTOS, Azure ThreadX, MbedOS, and Zephyr. Pros and cons abound for each. We see an increase in demand from developers for the simplest and fastest development path –we’re not there yet. As an industry we are definitely still living in the land of fragmentation. Please keep checking back for updates from IoT Central and the IoT Central community.
Azure RTOS ThreadX is Microsoft's advanced industrial grade Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) designed specifically for deeply embedded, real-time, and IoT applications.
Amazon FreeRTOS is an open source, real-time operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage.
Arm Mbed OS is a free, open-source embedded operating system designed specifically for the "things" in the Internet of Things.
The Zephyr™ Project strives to deliver the best-in-class RTOS for connected resource-constrained devices, built be secure and safe.
We encourage all community members to share their views regarding what RTOS they’re using and what they’d like to see from these projects in the future.