Amazon team announced a newly added ‘bluetooth low energy support’ (BLE) feature to its Amazon FreeRTOS. Amazon FreeRTOS is an open source, free to download and use IoT operating system for microcontrollers makes it easy for you to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage small, low powered devices.
It extends the FreeRTOS kernel (a popular open source operating system for microcontrollers) using software libraries that make it easy for you to connect your small, low-power devices to AWS cloud services or to more powerful devices that run AWS IoT Greengrass, a software that helps extend the cloud capabilities to local devices.
With the helo of Amazon FreeRTOS, you can collect data from them for IoT applications. Earlier, it was only possible to configure devices to a local network using common connection options such as Wi-Fi, and Ethernet.
But, now with the addition of the new BLE feature, you can securely build a connection between Amazon FreeRTOS devices that use BLE to AWS IoT via Android and iOS devices. BLE support in Amazon FreeRTOS is currently available in beta. Amazon FreeRTOS is widely used in industrial applications, B2B solutions, or consumer products companies like the appliance, wearable technology, or smart lighting manufacturers.
For more information, check out the official Amazon freeRTOS update post.