Developed in partnership with the world's leading chip companies over a 12 year period, FreeRTOS is the market leading real time operating system (or RTOS) in its class, and the de-facto standard solution for microcontrollers and small microprocessors.
With millions of deployments in all imaginable market sectors (from toys to aircraft), FreeRTOS is trusted because it is professionally developed, strictly quality controlled, robust, supported, free to use in commercial products without a requirement to expose proprietary source code, and has no IP infringement risk.
Pre-configured buildable applications that work "out of the box" are provided for each of the 35 processor architectures 18 tool chains that are officially supported.
Training resources include RTOS tutorial books, and instructor led classes (both online and onsite).
ARM Cortex (Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, Cortex-M7, Cortex-A9, Cortex-A5), Renesas, TI, Freescale, 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, etc.
- Fully pre-emptive, co-operative, or hybrid configurations
- Truely free usage with no obligation to expose propriatory code
- Tasks, queues, event flags, binary semaphores, counting semaphores, recursive semaphores and mutexes
- Optional commercial support and licensing
- One RTOS for 35 architectures
The only concrete and open source solution for a Real Time Operating System!!
Blazing fast support! What else do you want?, Buy their online documentation and jump into programming!
I'd been playing around with FreeRTOS on the side on the chance I absolutely needed preemptive kernel. That happened last year and while it was an adjustment to wrap my head around threading I now absolutely love it. It is very easy simple to use once everything has been set up properly for the architecture you use. Some of the official demos are a bit dated and may require extra work, but the support support is responsive.
Clean, slick little RTOS. Perfect. Very easy to use. Job done.