IAR Systems will support Amazon FreeRTOS, the recently launched internet of things (IoT) microcontroller operating system. IAR supplies software tools and services for embedded development.
The OS makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect and manage. Amazon Web Services and IAR Systems aim to offer developers easy access to high-performance, pre-integrated development tools for developing and debugging embedded and IoT-connected applications based on the FreeRTOS kernel.
Amazon FreeRTOS is based on the FreeRTOS kernel, a popular open source operating system for microcontrollers, and extends it with software libraries that make it easy to securely connect small, low-power devices to AWS cloud services such as AWS IoT Core or to more powerful edge devices running AWS Greengrass.
The OS provides tools for developers to deploy microcontroller-based connected devices and develop embedded or IoT applications without dealing with the complexity of scaling across millions of devices. It extends the functionality of AWS IoT to devices with very low computing power, including, for example, light bulbs, smoke detectors and conveyor belts. And for new devices, developers can build their embedded and IoT application on a variety of qualified microcontrollers from companies collaborating with AWS and IAR Systems, including Microchip, NXP, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.