Immediately, I’m significantly glad to announce FreeRTOS Lengthy Time period Assist (LTS). FreeRTOS is an open supply, real-time working system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge gadgets straightforward to program, deploy, safe, join, and handle. LTS releases provide a extra secure basis than commonplace releases as producers deploy and later replace gadgets within the discipline. As we’ve got planned, LTS is now included within the FreeRTOS kernel and a set of FreeRTOS libraries wanted for embedded and IoT functions, and for securely connecting microcontroller-based (MCU) gadgets to the cloud.
Embedded builders at authentic tools producers (OEMs) and MCU distributors utilizing FreeRTOS to construct long-lived functions on IoT gadgets now get the predictability and have stability of an LTS launch with out compromising entry to essential safety updates. FreeRTOS 202012.00 LTS launch applies to the FreeRTOS kernel and IoT libraries — FreeRTOS+TCP, coreMQTT, coreHTTP, corePKCS11, coreJSON, and AWS IoT Device Shadow.
We’ll present safety updates and important bug fixes for all these libraries a minimum of till December 31, 2022.
Advantages of FreeRTOS LTS
Embedded builders at OEMs who wish to use FreeRTOS libraries for his or her long-lived functions wish to profit from safety updates and bug fixes within the newest FreeRTOS mainline releases. Mainline releases can introduce each new options and important fixes, which can enhance effort and time for customers to incorporate solely fixes.
An LTS launch gives years of characteristic stability of included libraries. With an LTS launch, any replace is not going to change public APIs, file construction, or construct processes that would require adjustments to your utility. Safety updates and important bug fixes might be backported a minimum of till Dec 31, 2022. LTS releases comprise updates that solely handle essential points together with safety vulnerabilities. Due to this fact, the combination of LTS releases is much less disruptive to clients’ growth and integration efforts as they strategy and transfer into manufacturing. For MCU distributors, this implies decreased effort in integrating a secure code base and sooner time to market with distributors’ newest libraries.
The FreeRTOS 202012.00 LTS launch is obtainable now to download. To study extra, go to FreeRTOS LTS and the documentation. Please ship us suggestions on the Github repository and the forum of FreeRTOS.