Express Logic's X-Ware IoT Platform brings industrial-grade IoT support to RISC-V architecture
February 15, 2018
X-Ware IoT Platform enables IoT on Microsemi's Mi-V RISC-V ISA.
Express Logic, Inc. has announced that its industrial-grade X-Ware IoT Platform—powered by the ThreadX RTOS—provides turnkey support for Microsemi’s Mi-V RISC-V instruction set architectures (ISAs). RISC-V, a standard, open ISA under the governance of the RISC-V Foundation, offers the open source community portability as well as the ability to test and improve cores more rapidly than they could using closed ISAs. This is because the RISC-V intellectual property (IP) core is not encrypted and therefore can be used to ensure trust and certifications not possible with closed architectures. Microsemi’s new Mi-V ecosystem brings together a number of industry leaders involved in the development of RISC-V to leverage their capabilities and streamline RISC-V designs for customers.
Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform includes the ThreadX RTOS, the FileX embedded FAT file system, the embedded GUIX UI framework, the NetX/NetX Duo embedded TCP/IP protocol stack, and the USBX embedded USB support.
The X-Ware IoT Platform contains no open-source code, provides high performance, and boasts an extremely small footprint. The X-Ware IoT Platform automatically scales to use only what is needed by the application, making it perfectly suited for the smallest low-power IoT devices.
In addition to the performance and size advantages of the X-Ware IoT Platform, Express Logic’s ThreadX, FileX, and NetX Duo have attained safety certifications, including 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, IEC 60335-1 Annex R, and IEC 60335-1 Annex R, 1998.
X-Ware IoT Platform also offers advanced security protocols, including NetX Secure IPsec, TLS, and DTLS.
“With over 6.2 billion ThreadX deployments, we are pleased that Express Logic has expanded its X-Ware IoT Platform support to the Microsemi Mi-V RISC-V ISA for our award-winning PolarFire FPGAs,” said Tim Morin, Director of Strategic Marketing, Microsemi. “This development effort not only supports our needs but also contributes to the entire RISC-V development community. Customers can now select RISC-V for their new designs and have industrial-grade IoT connectivity and security without compromise.”
Mi-V RISC-V support also enables developers to confidently leverage the entire X-Ware IoT Platform solution, including the GUIX embedded GUI and USBX embedded USB solutions and technologies.
“Express Logic is pleased to be a foundational part of Microsemi’s Mi-V RISC-V ecosystem,” said William E. Lamie, President, Express Logic. “Our X-Ware IoT Platform, powered by the industry-leading ThreadX RTOS with over 6.2 billion deployments, is the preferred embedded software platform for all designs requiring industrial-grade run-time solutions, making it an ideal fit for serious products based on the RISC-V architecture.”
Demonstration at embedded world 2018
Express Logic will be demonstrating ThreadX for the RISC-V architecture using the Microsemi RISC-V PolarFire evaluation board at the Embedded World Conference February 27 through March 1 in Nuremberg, Germany, at stand 4-122 in hall 4-122.