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Express Logic's X-Ware IoT Platform® Provides Turnkey Support for Xilinx Zynq® 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

"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."

About Express Logic and ThreadX

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic, Inc., offers the
industry's most advanced runtime solutions for deeply embedded
applications, including the popular ThreadX® RTOS, the
high-performance NetX™ and NetX Duo™ embedded TCP/IP stacks, the FileX®
embedded FAT-compatible file system, the USBX™ Host/Device embedded USB
protocol stack, and the GUIX™ embedded graphical user interface
development toolkit. Express Logic products include full source code and
are available free of run-time royalties. For more information about
Express Logic solutions, please visit,
call 1-888-THREADX, or e-mail

ThreadX, TraceX, FileX, and X-Ware IoT Platform are registered
trademarks, and Safety-Critical Certification Pack, NetX, NetX Duo,
USBX, GUIX, GUIX Studio, LevelX, preemption-threshold, picokernel, and
UDP fast path technology are trademarks of Express Logic. All other
brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

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