FreeRTOS Overview

FreeRTOS is a market leading RTOS that receives more than 100K downloads a year. It is professionally developed, strictly quality controlled, robust, supported and free to use in commercial products without any requirement to expose your proprietary source code. It supports the PIC32MX, PIC32MZ, PIC24 and dsPIC device families and is used in every imaginable market sector from toys to aircraft navigation.

FreeRTOS offers lower project risks and a lower total cost of ownership than commercial alternatives because:

  • It is fully supported and documented
  • Most people take products to market without ever contacting us, but with the complete peace of mind that they could opt to switch to a fully indemnified commercial license (with dedicated support) at any time.

FreeRTOS also provides a range of add-on components, including very low cost TCP/IP libraries for the PIC32MX and PIC32MZ. Free commercial licenses are available for other add-on components when they are used on Microchip parts.

For more information, please read the FreeRTOS Quick Start Guide, which is available at:

To view the following video full screen, click on the video title (view on YouTube).

© 2024 Microchip Technology, Inc.
Notice: ARM and Cortex are the registered trademarks of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.
Information contained on this site regarding device applications and the like is provided only for your convenience and may be superseded by updates. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application meets with your specifications. MICROCHIP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WRITTEN OR ORAL, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, RELATED TO THE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS CONDITION, QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE. Microchip disclaims all liability arising from this information and its use. Use of Microchip devices in life support and/or safety applications is entirely at the buyer's risk, and the buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Microchip from any and all damages, claims, suits, or expenses resulting from such use. No licenses are conveyed, implicitly or otherwise, under any Microchip intellectual property rights.