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AMD to Showcase Port of Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS to AMD Embedded G-Series Platform at Upcoming ESC

26th April 2011
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AMD will demonstrate Express Logic’s ThreadX and TraceX, a “software logic analyzer” that examines software events in real-time systems running on the new AMD Embedded G-Series Platform. The demos will take place in AMD’s booth (#1432) at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), being held May 3–5, 2011 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
“ThreadX performs superbly in time to market, designs completed on or ahead of schedule, and design outcomes. These benefits are reflected in Express Logic reaching more than a billion deployments.”

AMD-Express Logic Joint Solution
AMD today announced that Express Logic has brought its industry-leading ThreadX RTOS to the AMD Embedded G-Series Platform. The AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) offers an advanced, low-power, multicore x86 CPU and a discrete-class DirectX®-11-capable GPU on a single, small-footprint die. Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS brings “instant on,” hard real-time responsiveness, and a scalable footprint starting as small as 6 KB. Royalty-free licensing makes ThreadX a perfect match for high-volume markets such as transportation, medical devices and gaming that G-Series targets.

“Year over year, EMF surveys of embedded developers show that Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS performs superbly in time to market, designs completed on or ahead of schedule, and design outcomes. These benefits are reflected in Express Logic reaching more than a billion deployments,” commented Dr. Jerry Krasner, Principal Analyst of Embedded Market Forecasters (www.embeddedforecast.com), an independent market research firm.”
Express Logic’s TraceX—also available for G-Series—reveals a wealth of information about the real-time behavior of a system. Trying to understand how a system is performing, when dozens—even hundreds—of threads are being activated and suspended, is a daunting challenge for developers of embedded systems. By examining and displaying the software events in a real-time system, TraceX eases embedded development by helping developers pinpoint bugs and optimize performance.

Additional Resources
Express Logic Guest blog—John Carbone details how Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS and TraceX analysis tool deliver real-time control for the powerful processing and graphics capabilities embedded in AMD’s new G-Series APU.

AMD RTOS blog—Fred Stotz describes what an RTOS is and why RTOS support is an embedded ecosystem requirement for select designs.

Financial Consideration for Small Embedded Development Teams—Dr. Jerry Krasner, Principal Analyst with Embedded Market Forecasters, examines ROI factors in selecting an RTOS such as percentage of projects completed on or ahead of schedule, within 20% of predesign performance expectations and within 20% of predesign functionality expectations.

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