A microcontroller is a microprocessor with integrated hardware peripherals (such as SPI, UART, I2C, ADC) and memory (usually RAM and flash). Compared to microprocessors, they boot instantly, consume less power and are easier to integrate into products but typically present firmware development challenges.
Why Stratify OS?
We want to enable people to build smart products faster. There is already a huge range of professtional tools used for building smart products. Most of them are for one of two categories: application processors or microcontrollers. Stratify combines the best of both.
Applications without an MMU
One of Stratify OS’s biggest software challenges is providing the ability to install applications separately from the OS–without an MMU. Overcoming this challenge contributes to both ease-of-use and portability. By installing just the application, you save the programmer the work of integrating and compiling the OS with the application. The programmer can also distribute the binary file to other devices running Stratify OS. In the MMU-free world, these features are only available on uCLinux and now Stratify OS.