New York, 16th July, 2013 – Embedded file system and flash experts HCC Embedded today announced that they will contribute a fully functional, FAT compatible file system to the highly successful FreeRTOS project. Engineers will have access to ‘FAT SL’ free of charge when using FreeRTOS+. Developers will be able to download the source code based file system for evaluation and training on any MCU target. A license which permits free use in commercial projects on some MCUs will be announced shortly.
The file system is highly stable, having been professionally developed and in production for many years. It has been deployed in thousands of embedded applications. FreeRTOS+FAT SL (‘super-lean’) was originally developed for use in resource limited systems and consequently has a minimal footprint and highly efficient execution. This means it will be of particular interest to engineers developing systems that require minimal power consumption.
There will initially be a version of the file system for the FreeRTOS Windows Simulator available and it is supplied with a RAM drive storage interface. It can operate with as little as 4kB ROM and
David Brook, Director of Marketing at HCC said “we are delighted to be working with the industry’s most popular, high quality RTOS. Engineers will benefit greatly from this cooperation “
Richard Barry, founder of FreeRTOS said “HCC Embedded are the leading experts in embedded file system software and their contribution of this file system is an ideal extension to the growing FreeRTOS eco-system.”
FreeRTOS is an embedded RTOS with implementations on more than 34 microcontroller architectures. The compelling FreeRTOS value proposition has resulted in downloads reaching more than 103,000 per year, making FreeRTOS one of the most widely used embedded operating systems in the world. The license allows users to deploy applications without publishing their proprietary application code.
HCC-Embedded is a developer Advanced Embedded Middleware for storage and communication. Implementation is based on a strong process that produces robust, target independent software modules. The company offers an extensive family of embedded middleware including file systems, MISRA Compliant TCP/IP, USB software for host and device, flash translation layers and eTaskSync verifiable scheduler. Products can be delivered as customized source code projects for any MCU, peripheral or toolchain supported by HCC’s Advanced Embedded Framework. All HCC-Embedded products are licensed on a royalty-free basis and distributed in full source form.