Global Sources
EE Times-India
Stay in touch with EE Times India
 
EE Times-India > Embedded
 
 
Embedded  

RTOS supports PowerPC 440 processor

Posted: 21 Aug 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RTOS support  PowerPC 440 processor  Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA  ThreadX 

Express Logic, Inc. and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. has announced ThreadX RTOS support for PowerPC 440 processor embedded in Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs. The IBM PowerPC 440 core is a hard 32-bit RISC CPU processor immersed directly into the Xilinx Virtex FPGA fabric to implement embedded applications.

ThreadX is available for the Avnet Virtex-5 FX30T Evaluation Kit as well as the Xilinx Virtex-5 FX70T Embedded Kit (ML507 board). Developers can now use ThreadX on MicroBlaze, PowerPC 405 or PowerPC 440 architectures, allowing them to optimise their processor choice based on their ThreadX-supported application requirements.

Express Logic says that ThreadX RTOS provides real-time embedded developers who use Xilinx FPGA solutions with the technically advanced multi-tasking solution on the market today. Express Logic's picokernel design results in high-performance and extremely small memory requirements—as small as 3KB. ThreadX also provides applications using Xilinx's PowerPC embedded processor cores with technical innovations such as fast software timers and preemption-threshold, a mechanism to help reduce context switching.

Virtex-5 embedded PowerPC 440 users can use the full suite of Express Logic offerings including the NetX Duo IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack TCP/IP network stack, FileX file management system and PegX graphics development toolkit. With NetX Duo, networked devices that combine the power of the PowerPC 440 and the high-performance networking hardware on the Virtex-5 FPGA can be developed.

ThreadX works with the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK), V10.1i, which includes a complete set of GNU-based software development tools, including a C compiler, assembler, linker, debugger and the Xilinx Platform Studio, a hardware/software embedded design environment. Low-cost PowerPC evaluation and development systems from Avnet allow Express Logic to port ThreadX to the Virtex-5 embedded PowerPC 440 core.

ThreadX for the Xilinx Virtex-5 embedded PowerPC processor prices start at Rs.5.36 lakh ($12,500) for a single product with royalty-free licence that includes full source code.





Comment on "RTOS supports PowerPC 440 processor"
Comments:  
*  You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:
 
 
Webinars

Seminars

Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.

 

Go to top             Connect on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      Follow us on Orkut

 
Back to Top