real-time operating system

Definitions

Computing

Construction

  • An operating system designed to manage time- critical functions.

Electronics

  • An operating system which handles all inputs and processes in real-time. Such an operating system should also provide for high fault-tolerance and error and exception handling capabilities, in addition to providing support for non-real-time applications. Also spelled realtime operating system. Its abbreviation is realtime OS, or RTOS.
  • acronymRTOS
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