By Bill Graham
You are probably wondering what an RTOS has to do with wireless
networks. Well, a lot, actually. VxWorks is used extensively in
telecom/datacom infrastructure including 3G and next generation
networks 4G, LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMax.
As you have likely
heard, the current 3G networks are straining from the demand from new
wireless smartphones such as the iPhone. Networking companies that
build the infrastructure for these networks have clear marching orders
– the next generation must handle more data and for more customers.
We're hearing requirements for 10 to 20 times the current capabilities.