Vector Software Announces VectorCAST Integration with FreeRTOS™ from Real Time Engineers Ltd.

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Latest VectorCAST integration provides embedded software testing support for market leading real-time operating system.

The VectorCAST integration with FreeRTOS provides a engineers with a professional-grade RTOS and ease-of-use solution for embedded software developers

Vector Software, the leading provider of software solutions for testing safety critical applications, announced today the integration of its VectorCAST platform with the FreeRTOS Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) from Real Time Engineers, Ltd. reported in their 2011 Embedded Market Study, that FreeRTOS has grown into the most popular software platform for embedded systems. FreeRTOS receives over 77,500 downloads a year and supports 31 embedded architectures.

“FreeRTOS is an excellent open source RTOS, designed specifically for small embedded systems and can be used in any type of application,” said John Paliotta, Vector Software Chief Technology Officer. “Expanding VectorCAST support for FreeRTOS will allow us to better serve our growing customer base.”

The FreeRTOS open source license allows for commercial use together with proprietary applications. The license allows developers to deploy applications without any requirement to expose proprietary source code.

“We are very pleased to work with Vector Software,” stated Richard Barry, Director of Real time Engineers, Ltd. “The VectorCAST integration with FreeRTOS provides a engineers with a professional-grade RTOS and ease-of-use solution for embedded software developers.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and mission critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other industries, rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate the development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA; with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit Vector Software at

About FreeRTOS
FreeRTOS is an open source embedded RTOS with implementations on more than 31 embedded architectures. In existence for more than 9 years, its popularity has grown tremendously and it has reached a download rate of more than 7,000 per month, making it one of the most widely used embedded operating systems in the world. The license allows users to deploy applications without publishing their proprietary application code. It can be freely downloaded from

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