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Medical device designers have become increasingly interested in the Linux® operating system (OS), largely because of its open source model. Linux lets the designer leverage a large pool of developers, a rich legacy of source code, and industry-standard POSIX APIs.

Safety-certification of an embedded device can take a year or more and cost millions of dollars. Yet as many as 60% of products that companies attempt to safety certify fail to receive the desired stamp of approval. The losses are