Express Logic's X-Ware IoT Platform provides turnkey support for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs

July 24, 2018


Express Logic's X-Ware IoT Platform provides turnkey support for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs

Express Logic's industrial-grade X-Ware IoT Platform, powered by the ThreadX RTOS, now provides turnkey support for Xilinx Zynq(r) UltraScale+ MPSoCs.


Express Logic, the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), announced today that its industrial-grade X-Ware IoT Platform—powered by the industry-leading ThreadX RTOS, with over 6.2 billion deployments—provides turnkey support for the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs, both Application Processing Unit (Quad/Dual Cortex-A53) and Realtime Processing Unit (Dual Cortex-R5) MPSoCs. This complements Express Logic’s longtime support of Xilinx FPGAs and SoCs, such as the Xilinx Zynq-7000 and the MicroBlaze Processor softcore.

The X-Ware IoT Platform is the industry’s most comprehensive deeply embedded runtime offering, including the ThreadX/ThreadX Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) RTOS, the FileX embedded FAT file system, the embedded GUIX UI framework, the NetX and NetX Duo embedded TCP/IP protocol stacks, the USBX embedded USB solution, and OpenAMP. Because of the X-Ware IoT Platform’s extensive IoT protocol and security support, including coverage for MQTT, CoAP, LwM2M, IPsec, DTLS, TLS, and 6LoWPAN, IoT cloud connectivity is easy. The X-Ware IoT Platform is also Thread Group certified, contains no open source, provides high performance, and an industry-leading small footprint.

The ThreadX SMP RTOS provides all the benefits of the standard ThreadX RTOS along with automatic load-balancing across all cores, enabling applications to fully exploit the multiple cores of the Zynq UltraScale+ device family. The ThreadX SMP RTOS also supports capabilities of the OpenAMP project for non-SMP uses of the X-Ware IoT Platform.

The X-Ware IoT Platform puts safety first. In addition to its performance and size advantages, its component products ThreadX/ThreadX SMP, FileX, and NetX Duo have attained the highest level of safety certifications. They include IEC 61508 SIL 4, IEC 62304 Class C, ISO 26262 ASIL D, EN 50128 SW-SIL 4, UL 60730-1 Annex H, CSA E60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60730-1 Annex H, 60335-1 Annex R, and IEC 60335-1 Annex R, 1998.

“We are pleased that Express Logic has extended its longstanding support of Xilinx processor enabled devices, bringing online support for our latest heterogenous MPSoC devices. The additional inclusion of OpenAMP support allows our customers to both utilize and coordinate between each of the processing cores and programmable logic available in Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ devices,” said Simon George, Director of System Software and SoC Solution Marketing, Xilinx. “Customers who are designing advanced, real-time, high-performance and low power system designs will benefit from Express Logic’s comprehensive solutions.”

The Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs combine the ARM v8-based Cortex-A53 high-performance energy-efficient 64-bit application processor with the ARM Cortex-R5 real-time processor and the UltraScale architecture to create the industry’s first All Programmable MPSoCs. The Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs provide unprecedented power savings, heterogeneous processing, and programmable acceleration. The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs also feature an Asymmetric Multi Processing (OpenAMP) development framework that enables the development of software applications for Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) systems such that users can effectively communicate and manage independent processors and software stacks. In addition, the Xilinx Zynq 7000 features embedded processing with Dual ARM Cortex-A9 core processors and enables the development of networking applications with 10-100-1000 Mbps Ethernet (GMII, RGMII and SGMII).

“Our support of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ complements our existing support of the Zynq portfolio,” said William E. Lamie, President, Express Logic. “The X-Ware IoT Platform powered by ThreadX provides embedded developers with all they need to make the most of Xilinx’s FPGAs and SoCs, supporting the highest performance and fastest real-time response whenever and wherever they need it.”