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ⓘ Contiki is a small, open source free operating system. It was developed to be used in 8-bit computers and embedded systems. It has a Graphical User Interface an ..




Contiki
                                     

ⓘ Contiki

Contiki is a small, open source free operating system. It was developed to be used in 8-bit computers and embedded systems. It has a Graphical User Interface and the full installation needs about 30 kilobytes of RAM.

The name Contiki comes from Thor Heyerdahls famous Kon-Tiki raft.

The basic kernel and most of the core functions were developed by Adam Dunkels at the Networked Embedded Systems group at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science.

                                     

1. Features

A full installation of Contiki includes the following features:

  • Screensaver
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Windowing system and GUI
  • Protothreads
  • Networked remote display using Virtual Network Computing
  • A web browser claimed to be the worlds smallest
  • Personal web server
  • Simple telnet client
  • Optional per-application pre-emptive multithreading
  • Multitasking kernel

More applications planned include:

  • an email program
  • an Internet Relay Chat client
                                     

2. Ports

The Contiki operating system has been or is being ported to the following systems:

  • Atari Portfolio
  • Commodore 64*
  • Commodore 128*
  • Commodore VIC 20*
  • GP32
  • Sharp Wizard
  • Atari 8-bit*
  • x86-based Unix-like systems, on top of GTK+ as well as directly using the X Window System
  • Commodore PET*
  • Casio Pocketview
  • PC-6001
  • Apple II family*
  • Computers
  • Atari ST

* cc65 based development

  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Video game consoles
  • PC Engine
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Handheld game consoles
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Microcontrollers
  • TI MSP430
  • Atmel AVR