ARM and Express Logic Enhance Out-of-Box Experience for ThreadX Development with RealView Tools

14 April 2008

Enhanced support in ARM RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional significantly reduces development time and ensures optimal tools configuration for Express Logic RTOS portfolio

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Apr. 14th, 2008 – ARM [(LSE:ARM) (Nasdaq:ARMHY)]   today announced at the Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose, California, that working in collaboration with Express Logic, the ARM® RealView® family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Express Logic ThreadX® RTOS portfolio. The enhanced support automatically configures the RealView development tools for ThreadX RTOS development enabling software developers to rapidly begin developing high-performance real-time applications using supplied example code and project templates for the Eclipse IDE. Enhanced debug support provides full visibility and control of the RTOS threads and resources with the ability to debug applications in stop and run mode.

“Working together with ARM, we were able to deliver an outstanding out-of-box experience for ThreadX development in RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional,” said John Carbone, vice president of marketing, Express Logic. “By leveraging the Eclipse platform, developers can now build and deploy complete ThreadX applications faster than ever before.”

Developers wishing to create an application using ThreadX will be able to download a RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional tool update from the Express Logic website. This update will add ThreadX-specific project templates and example code to the Eclipse IDE included in the RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional. The ThreadX project templates automatically configure the compilation tools in the RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional to link with an optimized ThreadX library. ThreadX-specific debug features provide the developer with full visibility and control of RTOS resources within the application. Software evaluation and development can begin prior to hardware availability using the included ultra high-performance RealView Real-Time System Models of complete ARM development boards that are targeted by the ThreadX RTOS.

“The Eclipse IDE forms strong and extensible foundation for our development tools easily enabling this kind of innovative collaboration between the two companies,” said Mark Onions, director of marketing, System Design Division, ARM. “Our mutual customers benefit from a resulting toolchain that is tailored specifically for ThreadX development.”

About RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional
The ARM RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional is a complete, end-to-end solution for software development supporting all ARM processors and ARM CoreSight™ debug technology. This full-featured product enables developers to begin software development, optimization and test ahead of silicon availability, significantly reducing application time-to-market and ensuring the highest degree of software quality.

RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional incorporates the best-in-class RealView Compilation tools and market-leading RealView Profiler enabling applications to easily achieve both high performance and optimal code size. The product includes support for the latest Cortex™-A8 processor and includes the vectorizing compiler for the NEON™ media processing engine, which can increase the performance of multimedia applications in standard C code by more than 200 percent.

ARM RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional enhanced support features for the Express Logic ThreadX RTOS processors will be available in Q2 2008, free-of-charge via electronic download from the Express Logic website.

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.


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