eCos (embedded Configurable operating system) is an open-source, configurable,
portable real-time operating system, developed by RedHat. It is designed primarily for deeply embedded systems eCos is targeted at high-volume applications in consumer electronics, telecommunications, automotive, and other deeply embedded applications.
The main goal behind eCos is to provide embedded developers with a common software
infrastructure for delivering a diverse range of embedded products. It also plans to let developers focus on the applications, rather than the real-time OS.