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."