What is Amazon FreeRTOS?
Amazon FreeRTOS extends the FreeRTOS kernel with software libraries from AWS, that make it easy to securely connect your small, low-power devices to cloud services such as AWS IoT Core or to more powerful edge devices such as those running AWS IoT Greengrass.
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At AWS re:Invent 2017, AWS announced Amazon FreeRTOS; based on the FreeRTOS kernel it is part of the AWS Edge to Cloud IoT offering, with Richard Barry joining AWS. This enables greater investment in the FreeRTOS kernel to the benefit of developers and manufacturers bringing new edge devices to the market. AWS immediately integrated connectivity and over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities, as well as additional security enhancements. WHIS continues to support the FreeRTOS kernel with professional licensing and a migration path to our safety critical software in AWS IoT devices as part of our strategic business alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as continuing to serve our broad customer base in industry sectors such as medical, automotive and aerospace.
Safety Critical IoT Applications
WHIS provides a simple upgrade path from the FreeRTOS kernel to SAFERTOS. SAFERTOS provides developers with a responsive, deterministic embedded Real Time Operating System (RTOS) with a Design Assurance Pack that provides an easy route to achieving certification of SAFERTOS once integrated into a Safety Product. More than that, SAFERTOS is packed with safety features such as Task Isolation and Separation, which allow developers to co-locate safety critical code with non-safety critical code such as Amazon FreeRTOS libraries, using the processor’s MPU/MMU. More about SAFERTOS here.
WHIS has always offered commercial licensing for the FreeRTOS kernel, now distributed under an MIT license, and continues to do so for the entirety of Amazon FreeRTOS. Contact us for more information about our flexible licensing and our professional support, or find out more here.