Micro-ROS Framework for RA MCUs Simplifies Robotics Design for Industrial and IoT Systems
Renesas Electronics Corporation has announced that its EK-RA6M5 Evaluation Kit for RA MCUs is now the official supported hardware platform of the micro-ROS development framework. The company has teamed up with eProsima to simplify the development of professional robotics applications for IoT and industrial systems.
The micro-ROS framework allows a standardized integration of MCUs into the Robot Operating System (ROS) 2 data space and provides an established application development framework based on standard communication middleware to the embedded world. Porting micro-ROS into the Renesas RA MCUs facilitates the adoption of this robotic framework in Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT applications.
The Renesas Advanced (RA) Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M MCUs delivers optimized performance, security, connectivity, and peripheral IP to address the next generation of embedded solutions. Moreover, The Renesas e2 studio 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.