Renesas Electronics America and Micrium has announced that embedded developers designing with Renesas’ flagship RX or RL78MCUs can get a free, single production license for Micrium’s real-time deterministic multi-tasking kernel (RTOS) and middleware (TCP/IP, USB, File System and others) along with one year of maintenance and support from Micrium.
“While some in the industryhave focusedmainly on the CPU core instruction set, which is hidden to most developers by C/C++ compilers, we believe in providing solutions that also addresses complex peripherals, such as Ethernet and USB, byofferingasoftware “framework” which allows for hardware interoperability and reuse of customer application code,” said Peter Carbone, vice president of marketing at Renesas Electronics America. “Using the proven building blocks from Micrium with Renesas MCUs, customers will be able to focus on their domain expertise while controlling development costs and getting to market more quickly and easily.”
Jean Labrosse, Micrium founder,CEO and president, said, “If you need a high-performance MCU, then you should highly considerthe 1.65 DMIPS/MHzRX architecture with itsZerowait-state 100 MHz Flash, built-in FPU and DSP capabilities.When it comes to low-power designs,the RL78 can satisfy your most demanding needs. Either way, you will be able to future proof your designsby surrounding these MCUs with Micrium’s highly portable software componentswhich are provided in extremelyclean, efficient and consistent ANSI-C source code.”
This RTOS/Middlewarepromotion begins September 10, 2012 and ends March 31, 2013. The promotion is only valid in the Americas (North America, South America and Central America). Thecustomer project must use a Renesas RX or RL78 MCU product and it must be used in a commercial application. Qualified customers can request any number of single-product licensesby registering each project individually with Renesas. Customerswill receive the following as part of the free license package from Micrium:
Renesas Electronics America and Micrium Bring Faster, Easier, and More Affordable MCU Design to Embedded Developers
- A single-productlicense for Micrium’s market-leading RTOS µCOS-IIor µC/OS-III
- A single-productlicense for any or all of Micrium’s connectivity stacks and storage software including USB, CAN, TCP/IP, file system, and Modbus.
- 1-year support and maintenance
- 1 free seat of the award winning µC/Probe data visualization tool.
Customers who are just beginning their evaluations can also visit the Renesas website and register to qualify for a freeevaluationRL78 PRBandRX62N RDKboards.The RX62N RDK comes pre-loaded with Micrium sample projects making it easy to evaluate the Micrium RTOS and connectivity stacks. The customer can also go to the Micrium website and download evaluation versionsof the various software. Thereare also specific RX62N Micrium booksavailablein PDF format for free downloading.
For more information and to complete an online registration form, visit www.am.renesas.com/micrium.
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