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contiki: what is contiki

March 23, 2016

This post discusses contiki.

what is contiki
An open source operating system for IOT devices.

source code
https://github.com/contiki-os/contiki

good and bad

    good

  • support almost all network protocols
  • low-power
  • supports multitasking in software
    bad

  • performance is limited. Within contiki, it has lots of processes running simultaneously. However, from linux’s perspective, contiki is only a process with one thread. Thus, it’s actually not multi-threads and the performance is limited.

conclusion
Contiki is an open source operating system for IOT devices. It supports assorted of network protocols while the power consumption is low. Controllers could run for years only with battery.


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