TI-RTOS 2.12 introduces advanced power management capabilities for connected, low-power development

Combination of power management with RTOS stacks and components enables developers to rapidly design Internet of Things applications

DALLAS, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Simplifying software development for connected applications has become more important as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to encompass a greater range of everyday products. Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announces key updates to its complete real-time operating system (RTOS), which brings the ease-of-use associated with power management operations in high-level operating systems, such as Android and Windows, to embedded microcontroller (MCU)-based applications. As a result, using TI-RTOS 2.12, developers can easily leverage the power management features built into TI devices to create IoT applications with a longer battery life. Intended for use across TI's entire embedded processing portfolio, TI-RTOS 2.12 is free and enables developers to focus on application differentiation and faster time-to-market with pre-built and tested connectivity stacks and drivers, eliminating the need to write low-level code. This new version of RTOS is a major update to the platform that was first introduced in 2012 and leverages more than 20 years of TI's experience in delivering production-quality OS solutions for real-time applications. Download the software for free from TI.com/RTOS today.

TI-RTOS 2.12 provides a standard set of multitasking, power management and peripheral driver APIs across all supported devices. This allows developers to easily port applications between different TI MCUs running TI-RTOS, reducing development time of next-generation products. The updated platform also benefits TI Design Network software members by providing a free, widely used software platform without proprietary constraints.

TI-RTOS 2.12 is now integrated with the Energia development environment. Energia and Arduino are based on the Wiring framework and allow developers to rapidly prototype applications without having extensive embedded experience. This integration of TI-RTOS 2.12 combines Energia's familiar and easy-to-use APIs with new unique features, such as multi-threading. This is an easy way to start making multi-threaded applications on TI's low-cost LaunchPad development kits, while leveraging the familiar hardware abstraction layer.

TI-RTOS 2.12 features and benefits:

Availability 
TI-RTOS 2.12 is available today and supports all TI devices aimed at low-power IoT applications, including TI's new 32-bit MSP432™ MCUs, TI's SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100/CC3200 solutions and SimpleLink CC26xx/CC13xx wireless MCUs. It also supports the TM4C MCUs, C2000™ real-time control MCUs and Sitara™ processors. TI will continue to expand its RTOS offering to other MCU and processor families.

Download the software for free from TI.com/RTOS today. Developers can also find support and training online at training.ti.com.

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