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Dialog introduces FreeRToS support for its ultra-low power DA16200 SoC

Dialog 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.

Dialog's 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 Dialog.

To get started with DA16200 Wi-Fi FreeRToS SDK, please, check the User Manual.