Renesas Electronics: and eProsima Simplify Professional Robotics Application Development on AR Microcontrollers with Micro-ROS Development Framework
TOKYO, Japan and MADRID, Spain – Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, and eProsima, an SME specializing in middleware solutions, today announced that the Renesas EK-RA6M5 evaluation kit for RA microcontrollers is the officially supported hardware platform of the micro ROS development framework. micro-ROS is the industry’s robotic operating system for microcontrollers. Renesas has partnered with eProsima, the leading developer of the micro-ROS framework, to port micro-ROS into RA MCUs, facilitating the development of professional robotic applications for IoT and industrial systems.
The micro-ROS framework enables standardized integration of MCUs into the robot operating system (ROS) 2 data space. It provides an established application development framework based on standard communication middleware for the embedded world. . The porting of micro-ROS in Renesas RA MCUs facilitates the adoption of this robotic framework in Industry 4.0 and industrial IoT applications. The Renesas e2 The studio’s integrated development environment, which will run on Windows, as well as Linux-based computers, will support the micro-ROS implementation, simplifying the process of using the micro-ROS client library.
The Renesas Advanced (RA) family of 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M microcontrollers deliver optimized performance, security, connectivity and edge IP to meet the next generation of embedded solutions. Renesas has built a comprehensive partner ecosystem to deliver a range of software and hardware building blocks that work out of the box with RA MCUs, including Microsoft Azure RTOS and FreeRTOS. This combination makes the RA family the ideal reference platform for micro-ROS implementations.
“Robotics is becoming more and more important as Industry 4.0 and industrial IoT gain momentum”, said Roger Wendelken, senior vice president of the IoT and Infrastructure business unit at Renesas. “The performance and feature set of the RA family make it the best choice for robotic applications, and we are excited to be working with eProsima to provide solutions to our diverse customer base. ”
“Achieving profitable development depends on a common platform around which hardware and software vendors emerge”, said Jaime Martin Losa, CEO of eProsima. “Micro-ROS represents the tool that bridges the gap between microcontrollers and ROS 2, thus expanding the scope of new robotic applications based on embedded devices. ”
Renesas has developed a winning ROS-based robot body controller combination that showcases the micro-ROS implementation by the RA6M5, complemented by other Renesas components. The winning combinations consist of complementary analog, power, synchronization and on-board processing devices, and provide an easy-to-use architecture, simplifying the design process and dramatically reducing design risk for customers in a wide variety of applications. applications. Renesas offers over 250 winning combinations with compatible devices that work together seamlessly, available at renesas.com/win.
Micro-ROS hardware support is divided into officially supported cards and community supported cards. Micro-ROS support in RA microcontrollers is available in Renesas’ EK-RA6M5 evaluation kit, now the officially supported micro-ROS hardware platform. For more information, customers can visit the Renesas Robot Operating System (ROS) page and the micro-ROS landing page.
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers reliable in-vehicle design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected smart devices to improve the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power and SoC products, Renesas provides complete solutions for a wide range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications that help shape a future without limits. Learn more at renesas.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
eProsima is an SME specializing in middleware solutions targeting the robotics, IoT and automotive sectors. eProsima pioneered middleware implementations for larger robotic systems like ROS 2 and Micro XRCE-DDS, the default middleware for micro-ROS, a robot operating system for microcontrollers. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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