Channels ▼
RSS

Parallel

Tools For Building To Multicore Stacks


RTOS player Express Logic has this week teamed with multicore communications company PolyCore Software (PSI) to extend cooperation aligned toward increased support of multicore platforms. To enable applications to adapt to Tensilica's multicore configuration, PSI's Poly-Platform now supports Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS on Tensilica's Xtensa multicore devices.

Tensilica is an independent Santa Clara based company specializing in cores that work in the system-on-a-chip (SOC) dataplane, where the hardest data-intensive work is done.

With support for the Multicore Association's Multicore Communications API (MCAPI), Poly-Platform is a collection of productivity tools and a runtime communications stack for multicore architectures. It is positioned as an engineering tool for configuration and reconfiguration application tasks. The technology supports rebuilding for new multicore solutions, and existing code may be reused and scaled from one to many cores.

Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS is a small-footprint fast run-time environment that supports Tensilica Xtensa processors, and now supports Poly-Platform's operation on Xtensa multicore devices.

"The combination of ThreadX and Poly-Platform for Xtensa provides multicore configurability from the application level to the silicon," said Ted Gribb, vice president of sales, PolyCore Software. "This capability optimizes the application-specific multicore platform while accelerating time to market."

"Poly-Platform provides ThreadX customers with an integrated platform that quickly moves single-core applications to many core architectures," said William Lamie, president, Express Logic. "PolyCore Software simplifies the multidimensional challenge of programming in a multicore environment. Our joint offering achieves faster time-to-market, a critical factor in succeeding in today's highly competitive marketplace."


Related Reading


More Insights






Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

 
Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.
 

Video