- October 28, 2014
October 28, 2014 — Express Logic announced that its ThreadX RTOS has been integrated into Microchip’s new MPLAB Harmony Integrated Software Framework, a set of integrated building blocks that simplify and accelerate software development for Microchip 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers. ThreadX provides a quality, production-ready, field-proven RTOS that is easy to use and seamlessly integrated with MPLAB Harmony. MPLAB Harmony is a flexible, fully integrated firmware development platform for all of Microchip’s PIC32 microcontrollers. It provides the industry’s most advanced framework of software drivers and middleware components that are easy to use and configure, and that work together in complete harmony. MPLAB Harmony offers seamless integration of RTOSes, including Express Logic’s industry-leading ThreadX RTOS. Additionally, support for all of these Microchip and third-party components is provided by Microchip. ThreadX is a priority-based, fully preemptive, deterministic RTOS that is small in size and low in overhead. ThreadX provides basic system services such as preemptive and round-robin scheduling, semaphores, message queues, mutexes, timers, interrupts, and memory management. ThreadX also offers advanced features such as Preemption-Threshold Scheduling, integrated Event Trace, and Downloadable Application Modules. ThreadX brings these features to MPLAB Harmony, providing a high-quality, easy-to-use software framework that helps accelerate developers’ time to market. For these reasons and more, ThreadX has been used in more than 2 billion product deployments, spanning applications in consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial equipment, and home automation. ThreadX for Harmony is available from the microchipDIRECT e-commerce site in its royalty-free, limited source form, with prices starting at $6,000, or from Express Logic in full source code form, at license prices starting at $12,500.