Free microcontroller software deal extended to OpenRTOS

May 07, 2013 // By Nick Flaherty
Renesas Electronics Europe has teamed up with WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems to extend its offering of €20,000 of software for its 32bit RX MCU microcontroller family

WITTENSTEIN is offering its commercial grade Real Time Operating System OpenRTOS, either by itself or integrated with their RX6 Connectivity Packages including TCP/IP, USB Host with HID class or USB device with CDC for use with the E2Studio open-source development environment for Renesas microcontrollers. OpenRTOS is the commercial version of the FreeRTOS operating system.
Developers can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package by WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems up to the value of 20,000 euros, providing qualifying customers with free development boards and free market-leading software.
“The increasing need for connectivity in embedded products has resulted in added complexity and greater integration requirements between the RTOS, middleware components and the underlying drivers,” said Andrew Longhurst, Business Development Manager for WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems, “Our RTOS and middleware solutions are delivered to engineers as one highly integrated, fully optimized and verified package, accompanied by a demonstration application. This ensures engineers can work effectively and immediately when they receive our delivery.”
Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform offers customers a broad product spectrum, with 32K-2MB on-chip Flash memory and 8-256KB on-chip SRAM in 48-177 pin packages. Maximum compatibility across the range is guaranteed by a common core, common IP and common development tools.
"We are glad to team up with WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems as software alliance partner for this innovative ecosystem support program,” said Bernd Westhoff, RX Product Manager at Renesas Electronics Europe. “The software package provided by WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems is a well accepted RTOS and middleware solution and its many variants and customisation options means our customers get exactly what they need. The WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems software package combined with the widely scalable 32bit RX MCU platform is the ideal base for any customer application.”