[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] doc/rdm: RFC - design goals (#10162)

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Fri May 3 15:14:10 CEST 2019

danpetry commented on this pull request.

> +guidance for design. These include a focus on constrained devices, a short
+learning curve, and the versatility to support a huge variety of devices and
+# 2. Use cases
+RIOT is a general purpose IoT operating system for low-end devices, such as
+those described in [1]. These devices have a low memory footprint - kilobytes
+rather than megabytes - and an extremely low memory footprint of a few
+kilobytes in certain applications. As such, RIOT targets separate use cases from
+embedded Linux. Below is a comprehensive, but non-exclusive list of RIOT use
+cases, including the general requirements placed on the devices for each one.
+These requirements demonstrate the need for RIOT to support an extremely large
+number of hardware configurations: various microcontrollers bundled with
+various sensors and actuators and various network transcievers (radio and


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