MSP430, with or without OS

quatrox at quatrox at
Tue Sep 9 13:27:05 CEST 2008

On 2008-09-09, Evgeny Ginzburg <Nad.Oby at> wrote:
> Hello
> I got the impression? that MSP430 have goo chances to be an MPU in
> future hardware design.
> I've recently found what open-source OS - COntiki (maybe more than one)
> available for this platform.
>  From paper [2] I understand that Contiki have event based kernel,
> sounds good for MPU job and possibility to update/download new programs
> during runtime (there is also possibility to replace the kernel to).
> The question: Is it possible or desirable to have a such "full" OS on MPU?
> P.S . I'm a nonprogrammer so _can_ speak absolutely nonsense.
> [1]
> [2]

Personally, I feel it would be best to use it without any
OS'es. A minimal bootloader could be nice, but I do
not see any resons for anything else. I believe that
running a OS will just make the code much more
complicated, without giving us any advantages.

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