Express Logic’s ThreadX® RTOS Supports XMC Microcontroller Family From
SAN DIEGO -- June 25, 2013
Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating
systems (RTOS), today announced that Express Logic’s popular ThreadX^® RTOS
now supports the XMC microcontrollers of Infineon Technologies. Based on
ARM^®Cortex™-M0 and M4 cores, the Infineon XMC microcontroller families are
dedicated to applications in renewable energy, factory and building
automation, transportation, logistics, medical equipment, lighting, and home
appliances. Express Logic’s ThreadX with its high performance and small
footprint provides fast real-time control to these applications.
The XMC microcontroller portfolio features a wide range of products from the
low-end, low-pin-count XMC1000 family up to the advanced XMC4000 family
targeting energy-efficient solutions, high-quality standards, long product
life, and high temperature robustness for industrial applications. The XMC1000
product family integrates the ARM^® Cortex™-M0 core into a leading-edge 65-nm
manufacturing process to overcome the limitations of today’s 8-bit designs and
to offer 32-bit performance at 8-bit prices. With XMC4000, Infineon combines
its leading-edge peripheral set with an industry-standard ARM^® Cortex™-M4
core. The XMC4000 family boasts the horsepower needed to run the most
sophisticated algorithms for today’s industrial-control solutions.
ThreadX, Express Logic’s small-footprint, fast, royalty-free RTOS, serves as a
strong complement to the broad appeal of XMC microcontrollers with more than
1.5 billion deployments of ThreadX into electronic products in consumer,
medical, and industrial applications worldwide. Available in full source code
distribution, ThreadX is configured for use with IAR Embedded Workbench for
ARM (EWARM) for XMC-based projects. ThreadX demos for use with the XMC1100,
XMC1200, XMC4200, XMC4400, and XMC4500 development boards are available for
free download from Express Logic at www.rtos.com/downloads.
ThreadX has been certified by SGS-TÜV-Saar for use in safety-related systems,
under IEC 61508 and IEC 62304, up to SIL Level 4, and Class C medical devices.
This certification not only proves that ThreadX meets the requirements of IEC
61508 and IEC 62304, but also gives developers a faster path to certification
of their products that must comply with these regulations.
“We are thrilled to combine our TÜV-certified ThreadX RTOS with the Infineon
XMC families of microcontrollers,” commented William E. Lamie, President of
Express Logic, Inc. “ThreadX easily handles the application needs of
industrial, medical, energy automation, and others which the XMC targets. This
simplifies the developers’ jobs, giving them an easy-to-use, high-performance
RTOS that enables them to bring new products to market faster and more
successfully than with other RTOS products.”
“Our XMC families combine optimized peripherals with the advantages of the
widespread ARM architecture for industrial applications. With Express Logic’s
ThreadX RTOS our XMC microcontrollers have access to a popular, proven, robust
commercial RTOS and middleware ecosystem,” said Dr. Stephan Zizala, Senior
Director, Industrial and Multimarket Microcontrollers at Infineon Technologies
AG. “This enables our customers to easily build their XMC-based applications.”
Further information about the XMC families of 32-bit microcontrollers is
available at www.infineon.com/xmc.
About Express Logic and ThreadX
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic offers the most advanced
run-time solution for deeply embedded applications, including the popular
ThreadX^® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FileX^® embedded
FAT-compatible file system, and the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack. Most
products from Express Logic include full source code and all have no run-time
royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit
the Web site at www.expresslogic.com, call 1-858-613-6640, or e-mail inquires
ThreadX, TraceX, and FileX are registered trademarks, and ThreadX-Lite,
Certification Pack, NetX, CANX, USBX, StackX, PEGX, preemption-threshold,
picokernel, and UDP fast path are trademarks of Express Logic, Inc. All other
brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.
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Hughes Communications, Inc.
Janice Hughes, 705-549-8952
Cell: (705) 774-8686
Express Logic, Inc.
John Carbone, 858-613-6640, Ext. 202
Vice President of Marketing
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