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Design West: IAR Embedded Workbench now includes Express Logic's ThreadX-Lite

Toni McConnel

March 27, 2012

Toni McConnelMarch 27, 2012

Design West, ESC Summit, San Jose, CA, March 27, 2012 – Express Logic, Inc.'s ThreadX Lite RTOS, new, single-user license targeting the ARM Cortex-M series microcontrollers, is now exclusively offered in IAR Systems' Embedded Workbench. A subset of the popular ThreadX RTOS, ThreadX-Lite contains many ThreadX features and capabilities packaged in a compact object library designed with IAR Systems for use with the IAR Embedded Workbench IDE.

ThreadX-Lite, like ThreadX, is a real-time, priority-based, preemptive scheduling RTOS with services for the use and management of threads, queues, timers, semaphores, event flag groups, byte pools and block pools. It shares the ThreadX API for these services, and applications written using ThreadX-Lite are immediately able to run with ThreadX, should developers desire to upgrade to the full system for maximum functionality and full source code.

Designed specifically for microcontrollers, ThreadX-Lite is amazingly small, requiring a mere 2KB of ROM and less than 1KB of RAM. Similarly fast, ThreadX-Lite executes a context switch on a 100MHz Cortex-M3 processor in less than one microsecond. For developers just starting to use an RTOS, ThreadX-Lite is an excellent choice thanks to its features as a small, easy-to-use, fully supported, well documented, and inexpensive RTOS. ThreadX-Lite targets Cortex-M0, M0+, M3, and M4-based microcontrollers from Atmel, Freescale, Fujitsu, Infineon, NXP, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments, making it a suitable platform for electronic products in the areas of consumer electronics, medical devices, and industrial control.

Express Logic has tailored ThreadX-Lite as an easy-to-use first step for developers in gaining increased functionality and efficiency for real-time applications. Only offered by IAR Systems, ThreadX-Lite is tightly integrated with the IAR Embedded Workbench IDE, further simplifying and easing the developer’s job of bringing low-cost products to market quickly and successfully.

When used with IAR Embedded Workbench, ThreadX-Lite makes available many run-time development capabilities, including support for Express Logic’s TraceX graphical event-trace tool and extensive RTOS awareness in the IAR C-SPY Debugger. Together, ThreadX-Lite and IAR Embedded Workbench provide an excellent platform for new product development.

Availability
ThreadX-Lite is available through IAR Systems for $4,500 per seat, with no run-time royalties.

For more information visit Express Logic's Design West Booth 1515, the Web site at www.expresslogic.com, call 1-858-613-6640, or e-mail inquires to info@expresslogic.com.

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