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Date: 21-02-16

ThreadX RToS exceed 5.4 Billion deployments

Express Logic said it has deployed more than 5.4 billion ThreadX RTOS. ThreadX is a royalty-free RTOS which is said to be particularly well-represented among the SoC-based subsystem of products that offer Bluetooth, Baseband, and WiFi radio. Such products include the Apple iPhone and iPad, HP inkjet printers and All-in-One devices, and other market leaders.

"The adoption of ThreadX in the wireless, IoT and various other markets is quite impressive,” said Chris Rommel, Executive Vice President, VDC Research. “By combining our long-standing embedded device, processor, and operating system research with information on dozens of the leading customers of ThreadX, we gained a detailed picture of the use of ThreadX over the past two decades. It is clear that ThreadX’s high performance, small footprint, ease of adoption, and royalty-free licensing make it a favorite among embedded developers and SOC manufacturers from multiple sectors.”

Express Logic says ThreadX is arguably the world’s most widely certified commercial RTOS, now precertified to IEC 61508 SIL 4, IEC 62304 Class C, ISO 26262 ASIL D, UL/IEC 60730, UL/IEC 60335, UL 1998, and EN 50128 SW-SIL 4. ThreadX is also certified for DO-178B designs and is fully MISRA-C:2004 and MISRA C:2014 compliant.

ThreadX is supported by over 100 free downloadable reference demos.

“For many years, Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS has been tightly integrated with our world-leading C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench,” said Mats Ullström, Chief Operating Officer, IAR Systems. “With help from ThreadX, the C-SPY Debugger in IAR Embedded Workbench can display RTOS-specific items such as task lists, queues, and semaphores, which simplifies debugging and expedites time to market. Consequently, we look forward to continued growth in delivering efficient, dependable solutions to embedded-development engineers.”

“We selected Express Logic’s ThreadX as the RTOS for Renesas Synergy based on its extensive feature set, rock-solid reliability, and commercial market credibility,” said Peter Carbone, Vice President – IoT Business Unit, Renesas Electronics America Inc. “ThreadX is a core of our Synergy Software Package to help embedded designers accelerate development, inspire innovation, and enable differentiation in the IoT space.”

“Developers need high-quality software, and Express Logic has proven to be a rock–solid and long-term supplier, always on the front line when new ARM cores are introduced,” said Jacko Wilbrink, Senior Marketing Director, Atmel Corporation. “Whether Atmel | SMART ARM-based MCU and MPU customers are developing control panels, smart grid devices, bar-code scanners, or other cost-sensitive applications, Express Logic’s ThreadX provides what they need to confidently bring their innovative solutions to market.”

“With its high performance, low power consumption, and widespread customer adoption, Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS is increasingly requested for our Kinetis MCUs,” said Emmanuel Sambuis, Director of Microcontrollers and Connectivity at NXP Semiconductors. “Express Logic is well equipped to provide exceptional low-power performance with smart-feature integration, peripheral sets, and scalability—to fully enable the Kinetis MCU portfolio for the IoT, consumer devices, portable industrial, smart grid and smart metering, building control, medical and healthcare applications.”

“Our STM32 product family holds the leading position among Cortex M-core MCUs because the complete ecosystem of tools from ST and its partners makes the development process easy and fun,” said Laurent Desseignes, Microcontroller Ecosystem Marketing Manager, STMicroelectronics. “Also helping to ease the development process is Express Logic’s ThreadX, which provides our growing installed base of embedded developers a professional and fully deterministic RTOS they can depend on.”

“Express Logic’s ThreadX has provided a rock-solid RTOS for our Stellaris portfolio of processors,” said Adrian Valenzuela, Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments. “We are excited to have ThreadX support as we continue to bring innovative products to our customers.”

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