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## Getting Started

For more information on Amazon FreeRTOS, refer to the [Getting Started section of Amazon FreeRTOS webpage](https://aws.amazon.com/freertos).

To directly access the **Getting Started Guide** for supported hardware platforms, click the corresponding link in the Supported Hardware section below.

For detailed documentation on Amazon FreeRTOS, refer to the [Amazon FreeRTOS User Guide](https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/freertos).

## Supported Hardware

The following MCU boards are supported for Amazon FreeRTOS:
1. **Texas Instruments** - [CC3220SF-LAUNCHXL](http://www.ti.com/tool/cc3220sf-launchxl).
    * [Getting Started Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/getting_started_ti.html)
    * IDEs: [Code Composer Studio](http://www.ti.com/tools-software/ccs.html), [IAR Embedded Workbench](https://www.iar.com/iar-embedded-workbench/partners/texas-instruments)
2. **STMicroelectronics** - [STM32L4 Discovery kit IoT node](http://www.st.com/en/evaluation-tools/b-l475e-iot01a.html).
    * [Getting Started Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/getting_started_st.html)
    * IDE: [STM32 System Workbench](http://openstm32.org/HomePage)
3. **NXP** - [LPC54018 IoT Module](http://www.nxp.com/LPC-AWS-Module).
    * [Getting Started Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/getting_started_nxp.html)
    * IDEs: [IAR Embedded Workbench](https://www.iar.com/iar-embedded-workbench/partners/nxp), [MCUXpresso IDE](https://www.nxp.com/mcuxpresso/ide/download)
4. **Microchip** - [Curiosity PIC32MZEF](http://www.microchipdirect.com/product/search/all/dm320104-BNDL).
    * [Getting Started Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/getting_started_mch.html)
    * IDE: [MPLAB X IDE](http://www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-x-ide)
5. **Espressif** - [ESP32-DevKitC](https://www.espressif.com/en/products/hardware/esp32-devkitc/overview), [ESP-WROVER-KIT](https://www.espressif.com/en/products/hardware/esp-wrover-kit/overview).
    * [Getting Started Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/getting_started_espressif.html)

**Windows Simulator**
To evaluate Amazon FreeRTOS without using MCU-based hardware, you can use the Windows Simulator.
* Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 or newer, with at least a dual core and a hard-wired Ethernet connection
* [Getting Started Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/freertos/latest/userguide/getting_started_windows.html)
* IDE: [Visual Studio Community Edition](https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/)