Renesas has introduced FreeRToS support for the DA16200, the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi platform. Offering FreeRToS support allows IoT product makers to reduce their time to market by developing their next IoT product in a familiar environment while benefitting from the broad ecosystem of community, development tools and open-source resources. The DA16200 SDK allows gcc based development on the Eclipse workbench and relies on a low memory footprint lwIP stack to cut back on RAM usage while still offering full-scale TCP functionality.
FreeRToS, an industry-leading real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, helps to program, use, secure, connect, and manage small, low-power edge devices without extra efforts. While focusing on reliability and easy use, it offers the certainty of long-term support releases. Distributed freely under the MIT open-source license with paid add-on options, FreeRTOS includes a trusted stable kernel that is widely adopted, used, and tested with continuous support by Amazon AWS. A range of options, including community contributions, expert support, in addition to integrated IDE and productivity tools are provided by its broad ecosystem. With detailed pre-configured demos and IoT reference integrations, setting up new projects and rapidly prototyping IoT applications is easier than ever.
Renesas' FreeRToS based SDK enables debugging through J-link debuggers: a commonly used USB-to-ARM single wire debug interface hardware developed by SEGGER. The release also provides a significant amount of source code so that the customers can modify, debug and improve the functionality of underlying software blocks and optimize their application performance without requiring support from Renesas.