Express Logic releases X-Ware Platform

  • October 01, 2014
Express Logic releases X-Ware Platform
Express Logic releases X-Ware Platform

October 1, 2014 - Express Logic released X-Ware Platform, integrated development software that delivers all X-Ware components (ThreadX, NetX, USBX, FileX, GUIX, and TraceX) pre-ported and fully integrated for use on specific development boards. Recognizing ARM’s market leadership in the IoT space, Express Logic has tailored its initial X-Ware Platform offerings to the ARM developer community. By integrating its high-quality, widely respected ThreadX RTOS and middleware components for use on specific targets, Express Logic’s X-Ware Platform simplifies and accelerates IoT development for products aimed at markets such as home automation, smart metering, industrial control, medical devices, and more. IoT-targeted products typically require an RTOS, network connectivity, graphics displays, a file system, and sometimes USB or other middleware components. Express Logic’s X-Ware Platform delivers all the software needed by these products in a fully integrated, ready-to-use form. Much more than just an RTOS kernel, X-Ware Platform also features IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP, USB host/device, GUI, and file system software libraries, including device drivers, readily accessible from applications via a simple, intuitive API. Customers simply choose the X-Ware Platform combination of RTOS and middleware most suited for their particular application. X-Ware Platform is designed to work with IAR’s Embedded Workbench IDE on leading ARM-based MPU/MCU development boards, such as the Renesas Cortex-A9, RZ/A1-based RSK. X-Ware Platform deliver all of the software technologies required to create real-time, networked, connected, HMI-driven products—all integrated and optimized for high performance—so that developers can focus on their domain expertise. By custom-constructing each X-Ware Platform for specific development boards, Express Logic saves OEMs the engineering development time needed to produce fully supportable, fully integrated, easy-to-use IoT systems. Express Logic’s board-specific X-Ware Platform includes support for peripherals such as LCD touchscreens, Ethernet MAC, USB host or device controllers, and SD card media. All are supported with integrated stacks and drivers, ready to use out of the box. Thanks to IAR Embedded Workbench integration, X-Ware Platform benefits from RTOS-aware debugging support and fully configured project structure, eliminating the need for developers to adapt software from one tool to another. X-Ware Platform enables rapid prototyping, speeding internal review and customer sampling. By minimizing integration and porting, X-Ware Platform shortens time to market and reduces risk. Fifteen reference projects, provided for evaluation and product development, illustrate the use of each product individually, as well as in combination, to ensure that IoT developers have a head start on incorporating features such as a graphical user interface with high-speed networking, USB, and file management within a real-time system. These reference projects include:

  • ThreadX RTOS Demo
  • TraceX Demo
  • IPv4 Ping Demo
  • NetX IPv4 Iperf TCP/UDP Demo
  • IPv6 Ping Demo
  • NetX Duo IPv6 Iperf TCP/UDP Demo
  • USBX Host Mass Storage Demo
  • USBX Device Mass Storage Demo
  • USBX Device CDC/ACM
  • FileX RAM-disk Demo
  • FileX SD Card Demo
  • GUIX Thermometer Demo
  • GUIX Medical Demo
  • GUIX Weather Demo
  • Multifunction Medical Demo (combining all technologies)

All fifteen projects include full application source code, and can be used with licensed full source code X-Ware products or with pre-built binary X-Ware libraries free of charge. The multifunction reference project uses all X-Ware technologies in a single application, providing a multifaceted example for developers to use in building their product applications. Developers can start working on their applications immediately, rather than spending time on configuration, porting, and integration before meaningful work can even begin. X-Ware Platform is licensed at prices starting at $12,500 with no per-unit royalties.  

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