ESP32 Now Qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS

Reporting from Shanghai, China
May 15, 2018

Espressif Systems and Amazon Web Services have brought the Amazon FreeRTOS-qualified ESP32 to the IoT market.

As of May 15th, Espressif Systems’ ESP32-DevKitC and ESP-WROVER-KIT have been officially qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS (a:FreeRTOS). Users can now take advantage of a:FreeRTOS features and benefits for microcontrollers, using the development boards from Espressif. This enables users to easily and securely connect their ESP32-based devices to AWS cloud services, such as AWS IoT Core, or to edge devices running AWS Greengrass. ESP32-DevKitC is an entry-level development board, and ESP-WROVER-KIT is a development board that has support for LCD, MicroSD card, and USB JTAG interface. They come in two variants, either with the ESP-WROOM-32 or the ESP32-WROVER module.


Amazon FreeRTOS-qualified ESP32

Espressif Systems and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have had a successful collaboration in producing cutting-edge Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology since AWS re:Invent 2016. This was further consolidated with such projects as the IoT Drink Dispenser using ESP32, and Espressif’s attendance at the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco in November 2017, which showcased the ease of connecting ESP32 boards to AWS IoT in just a few lines of JavaScript using Mongoose OS.

The runaway success of ESP32, Espressif’s flagship chipset launched in September 2016, and the recent adoption of the FreeRTOS kernel by AWS have paved the way for a closer collaboration between Espressif and AWS. Thus, the two companies worked together and brought the Amazon FreeRTOS-qualified ESP32 to the market, making the secure connection of an ESP32 to AWS IoT even easier. ESP32 users, then, will be able to take advantage of the AWS Management Console and device-management cloud APIs. 

Users can get started with Espressif’s ESP32 and Amazon FreeRTOS today by downloading the code from GitHub.