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RoweBots Research Inc. was founded in May 1987 by a group of University researchers. From the outset, RoweBots had its roots in real-time multiprocessor software and has broadened into an embedded signal processing systems company today.

During this time extensive work was done on industrial productivity to deliver the value that customers require during software development. The evolution of the business has been built on a broad base of technology and rich business understanding that remains in the company today.

RoweBots teams and products strive to create empowered, customer driven programming teams which are highly flexible and adaptable. We help you achieve this by ensuring that you have precise, timely, accountable, and value driven communication along with great programming tools for agile embedded system development and model based programming. By matching your development environment more closely with your business goals, you can maximize the value added and capabilities of your organization.

RoweBots consulting work complements the product line by encompassing a range of embedded systems services required to deal with specific research and development issues. Traditionally, our business has been real-time embedded multiprocessor systems software, networking and signal processing and we maintain this focus, now extended to embedded systems. From a tiny DSP to full blown distributed, heterogeneous, multicore and multiprocessor systems, RoweBots people deliver signal processing systems that work on time and on budget.

In 2007, RoweBots celebrated 20 years of profitable operation. Our customers include many of the world leaders in signal processing from a broad spectrum of industries. Every day our products are sorting parcels, powering classification systems, helping our forces and a broad set of other tasks which drive our ubiquitous world forward into smarter and lower cost applications.

RoweBots Research Inc. is based in Waterloo Region, the software capital of Canada.

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RoweBots’ RTOS Brings Wearable Technology to Market Faster with Reduced Development Costs

RoweBots WearableOS

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, at the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 USA, RoweBots, an embedded software company, announces the immediate availability of WearableOS, a real-time operating system (RTOS) specifically for wearable and IoT-enabled devices that attach to a user or are held by a user to operate.

RoweBots Announces Support for Microsoft Azure Embedded Agents to Decrease Time to Market and Product Development Costs

RoweBots OS

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots, an embedded signal processing systems company specializing in wearables and IoT, today announces support for Microsoft Azure on its Unison RTOS product, a real-time operating system that offers a complete component set for the development of IoT and M2M Communication Embedded Applications. The Azure cloud computing service lets developers build, deploy and manage applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.

RoweBots Announces Unison v5.3 for STM32F7 System Workbench IDE

RoweBots UnisonOS

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today at IoT DevCon, RoweBots, an embedded signal processing systems company, announces Unison v5.3 for STM32F7 System Workbench IDE. This software compatibility is aimed at supporting and streamlining the work of programmers or developers working within Unison v5.3 to support Machine to Machine Communications (M2M) or IoT-enabled devices. Comprised of a series of high performance MCUs with ARM Cortex-M7 core, Unison v5.3 for STM32F7 System Workbench IDE includes libraries, precompiled programs and demonstrations for each component.

RoweBots Announces Unison RTOS for Renesas’ RZ/A Microprocessor Series

RoweBots UnisonOS

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, RoweBots Ltd announced the availability of its Unison RTOS for Renesas Electronics’ RZ/A Series of microprocessors (MPUs). Designers working with the Renesas Starter Kit+ for RZ/A1H, the Renesas High Resolution Embedded GUI Solution Kit for RZ/A1H YLCDRZA1H evaluation board, or customized RZ/A1 hardware running the Unison RTOS can take advantage of off-the-shelf “Instant On” or near zero boot time with an embedded Linux-compatible applications programming interface (API).

RoweBots Announces VehicleOS, a Connected Vehicle RTOS

RoweBots VehicleOS

WATERLOO, Canada, June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots, a leading supplier of RTOS solutions for wearables and IoT devices, announces the immediate availability of VehicleOS, an RTOS specifically for connected vehicle applications. VehicleOS is focused on delivering the precise set of features that automobile, truck, trailer and other vehicle OEM developers need to make development faster, simpler and lower cost.

RoweBots Announces WearableOS, A Wearable Devices RTOS

RoweBots WearableOS

WATERLOO, Canada, June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots, a leading supplier of RTOS solutions for wearables and Internet of Things devices, announces WearableOS, a special variant of the Unison(TM) RTOS. WearableOS is focused on delivering the precise set of features that wearable OEM developers need. Wearables have unique requirements that are not found in many embedded devices and as a result most RTOS solutions don’t deliver what is needed in terms of power management, wearable focused processor, peripheral and wireless circuits supported, and wireless architectural variants.

RoweBots Unison RTOS Supports NXP I.MX Processor Family

RoweBots UnisonOS

WATERLOO, Canada, June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Limited, a leading supplier of tiny, embedded, Linux-compatible real-time operating system (RTOS) products, today announced, for the first time, the availability of its Unison(TM) OS software components for NXP I.MX. These components provide out of the box support for embedded applications with deterministic response and tiny memory footprints.

Internet of Everything Software for Xilinx

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WATERLOO, Canada, Dec. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a leading supplier in development of solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) or Machine to Machine communications (M2M), announced support for Xilinx Zynq and Microblaze Kintex FPGAs with its POSIX-compliant Unison RTOS. Additional add on support for a variety of wireless modules for WiFi, Zigbee, 6loWPAN, UHF, GPRS, 3G and GPS provide developers of machine-to-machine (M2M) networks with wireless connectivity and extensive POSIX applications programming interfaces for fast and easy development.

M2M Software for SmartFusion

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a leading supplier in development of solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) or Machine to Machine communications (M2M), announced support for Microsemi SmartFusion(TM) with its POSIX-compliant Unison RTOS. Additional add on support for a variety of wireless modules for WiFi, Zigbee, 6loWPAN, UHF, GPRS, 3G and GPS provide developers of machine-to-machine (M2M) networks with wireless connectivity and extensive POSIX applications programming interfaces for fast and easy development.

Embedded Internet of Everything Security: Unison RTOS Expanded with Six Security Components for MCUs, MPUs and FPGAs

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada, Nov. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a leading supplier in development of solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) or machine to machine (M2M) communications, announced today that it has created a full security suite for its Posix-compliant Unison RTOS. Given the need to protect all vital assets and infrastructure, layered security is essential; however, it requires ten components to be completely secure.

M2M Made Easy with RoweBots’ Unison™ RTOS and Microchip Microcontrollers

RoweBot Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a leading supplier in development of solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) or Machine to Machine communications (M2M), announced today that it is shipping its POSIX-compliant Unison RTOS for the PIC32MX and PIC32MZ microcontrollers. integrated with a variety of wireless modules for WiFi, Zigbee, 6loWPAN, UHF, GPRS, 3G and GPS.

Fast and Easy Internet of Everything OEM Development, RoweBots’ Unison™ RTOS with Texas Instruments Tiva™ Microcontrollers

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a leading supplier in development of solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), announced today that it is shipping its Posix-compliant Unison RTOS for the new TI Tiva C series microcontrollers. integrated with a variety of wireless modules based on TI chips. Combined, these components provide developers of machine-to-machine (M2M) networks with out-of-the-box wireless connectivity in just 10 minutes and POSIX applications programming interfaces for fast and easy development.

RoweBots' Posix-Compatible Unison RTOS Components Now Compatible with Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) Module for ZigBee Applications

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a leading supplier in development of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today that it has demonstrated that its Posix-compliant Unison RTOS is compatible with the Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) module family offered for ZigBee(R) applications (part numbers A2530x24xxx) and based on Texas Instruments CC2530 System-on-Chip low-power RF chips. Combined, these components provide developers of ZigBee Pro, machine-to-machine (M2M) networks with out-of-the-box wireless connectivity in just 10 minutes.

RoweBots MCU Wireless Connectivity Becomes Latest Addition to the Embedded Software Store

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada, March 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a leading supplier of tiny, embedded, Linux-compatible real-time operating system (RTOS) products, today announced the availability of its Unison(TM) OS wireless components on the Embedded Software Store (ESS). These components provide out of the box support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, UHF, cellular networks and 6loWPAN for wireless connectivity in just 10 minutes for either free evaluation or commercial licensing.

RoweBots’ Unison RTOS Now Available from the Embedded Software Store

RoweBots Research Inc

WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., the leading supplier of tiny, embedded, Linux-compatible real-time operating system (RTOS) products, today announced the availability of its Unison(TM) OS on the Embedded Software Store. The online information and e-Commerce-based website founded jointly by Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and ARM, will now offer RoweBots’ software.

RoweBots Releases Ultra-Tiny Embedded-Linux RTOS V5.2 for Texas Instruments’ Microcontrollers

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WATERLOO, Canada, Oct. 11, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Inc., the leading supplier of tiny embedded Linux compatible RTOS products, today announced the launch and release of Unison(TM), Version 5.2 and the open source version of Unison Version 4.2. These two ultra-tiny embedded-Linux compatible RTOSs open a broad set of Stellaris applications to FREE Linux and POSIX compatible development with substantially enhanced connectivity features.

RoweBots Transforms Medical Equipment Design – Unison Ultra Tiny Linux Supports Xilinx FPGA Microblaze Softcore

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada, Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Inc., the leading supplier of tiny embedded Linux-compatible real-time operating systems (RTOS) products, today announced that the Unison(TM) Operating System (OS) is a core component in a variety of medical equipment. The Unison OS controls operating room equipment, intelligent eyewear and other advanced medical devices for the home, physician’s offices and hospitals.

Unison Ultra Tiny Linux OS Now Available for Renesas Electronics RX MCUs

RoweBots Research Inc.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots today announced the immediate availability of Unison, an ultra-tiny Linux compatible OS for Renesas Electronics RX microcontrollers. Developers now have the option for Linux-based embedded design when using RX devices. With continued broadening of its ecosystem, Renesas Electronics America continues to provide ease of adoption of RX devices for embedded designers.

RoweBots Releases Unison Operating System Version Five with IAR Systems Development Tools

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc. announced today the Unison Operating System Version Five with IAR Embedded Workbench(R). Using Unison V5 with Embedded WorkBench, OEM developers can deliver intelligence for TI, ST and NXP ARM(R) Cortex-M3 devices at a fraction of previous development costs.

STM32 and Unison V5 Boost Profits

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc. announces and releases the Unison Operating System Version 5 for the ST Microelectronics STM32. Using Unison with STM32, OEM developers can deliver intelligence for any OEM device at a fraction of previous development costs.

Talking Devices Anywhere for Pennies – RoweBots Releases DSPnano Operating System V3

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc. announces and releases the DSPnano(TM) Operating System Version 3, achieving a significant milestone in shrinking intelligence into small and powerful microcontrollers and digital signal controllers. Motor control, ADPCM and color graphics along with other advanced networking applications and a Linux(TM) or POSIX compatible application are cost effective in any device.

RoweBots Releases Ultra-Tiny Embedded-Linux RTOS for Renesas Technology’s SH-2A Microcontrollers

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research, Inc., a supplier of tiny embedded POSIX RTOS products, today announced the launch and release of Unison Version 5 and the open-source version of Unison Version 4. These two ultra-tiny embedded-Linux and POSIX compatible RTOSs open Renesas Technology Corp.’s SH-2A microcontroller (MCU) family to Linux and POSIX compatible development for the first time.

An Embedded Web Server on the Head of a Pin – RoweBots Releases Unison Operating System V5

RoweBots Research Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc. announces and releases the Unison Operating System Version 5, achieving a significant milestone in shrinking intelligent network servers and services into small and powerful microcontrollers. A Web server along with other advanced networking applications and a Linux or POSIX compatible application now fit inside any device.

RoweBots Releases Ultra-Tiny Embedded-Linux RTOS for Texas Instruments’ Stellaris Microcontrollers

RoweBots Inc.

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Inc., the leading supplier of tiny embedded Linux RTOS products, today announced the launch and release of Unison, Version 4 for ARM Cortex-M3 processors. This ultra-tiny embedded-Linux compatible RTOS opens Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) Stellaris microcontroller (MCU) families to Linux and POSIX compatible development for the first time.

Unison(TM) SoC Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s 32-bit PIC32(R) Microcontrollers

RoweBots Research Inc.

NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of Unison(TM) Version 4 for the 32 bit PIC32(R) micro-controller (MCU) family from Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading supplier of micro-controllers and analog semiconductors.

DSPnano Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s 16 bit dsPIC(R) DSCs and PIC24 MCUs


WATERLOO, Canada – Aug. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of DSPnano Version 2 for the 16 bit dsPIC(R) Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and PIC 24 microcontroller (MCU) families from Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading supplier of microcontroller and analog semiconductors.