ThreadX for Altera FPGAs / Cyclone-V & NIOS-II

ThreadX for Altera Cyclone V

Highlights

Altera Cyclone V is a new class of product which combines an industry-standard ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™. This processor-centric architecture delivers a comprehensive processing platform that offers developers ASIC levels of performance and power consumption, the ease of programmability of a microprocessor and the flexibility of a FPGA.

  • ThreadX supports the ARM Cortex-A9-based Cyclone V
  • Complete ARM Development Tool Support with ARM RVDS, IAR Embedded Workbench.
  • Reasonable pricing
  • No Royalties
  • Complete ANSI C source code
  • Easy to use and powerful services
  • Responsive Technical Support
  • Unlimited Threads, Queues, Event Flags, Timers, Semaphores, Mutexes, Block Pools, and Byte Pools
  • Flexible memory usage
  • Timeout available on all thread suspension
  • Advanced preemption-threshold technique
  • Low-overhead Application Timers
  • Size scales automatically
  • Picokernel architecture for size and speed
  • Small footprint (as low as 6 Kbytes)
  • Fast Execution (0.1us context switch@500MHz)

Improve Your Cyclone V Development

Let our extensive experience with the ARM Cortex-A9 microprocessor architecture help your product development. ThreadX, our high-performance real-time kernel, helps improve your product’s quality and its time-to-market. In addition, using ThreadX makes it easier to enhance your product in the future.

Cortex Optimizations

ThreadX optimizes context switching on Cortex-based processors to take advantage of the SVC and PendSVC interrupts built into the Cortex architecture. This provides low interrupt latency and low overhead due to the unique “tail-chaining” capability of the Cortex. As with all ThreadX versions, the full register set is saved only if thread preemption is required.

Nested Interrupt Handling

By default, ThreadX fully supports nested interrupt handling.

 

 

ThreadX for Nios II

Highlights

  • Complete Nios II support
  • Nios II Development Tool Support
  • Reasonable pricing
  • No Royalties
  • Complete ANSI C source code
  • Easy to use and powerful services
  • Responsive Technical Support
  • Unlimited Threads, Queues, Event Flags, Timers, Semaphores, Mutexes, Block Pools, and Byte Pools
  • Flexible memory usage
  • Timeout available on all thread suspension
  • Advanced preemption-threshold technique
  • Low-overhead Application Timers
  • Size scales automatically
  • Picokernel architecture for size and speed
  • Small footprint (as low as 5 Kbytes)
  • Fast Execution

Improve Your Nios II Development

Let our extensive experience with the Nios II family of microprocessors help your product development. ThreadX, our high-performance real-time kernel, helps improve your product’s quality and its time-to-market. In addition, using ThreadX makes it easier to enhance your product in the future.

Nios II Optimizations

ThreadX optimizes context switching on the Nios II. When context switching occurs inside of a ThreadX service call, only the registers preserved across function calls are saved as part of the thread’s context.

A similar technique is used in interrupt handling. On the front end of interrupt service routines, only the compiler’s scratch registers are saved initially. The full register set is saved only if thread preemption is required

Nios II Tool Integration

ThreadX is fully integrated with the Nios II Eclipse-based development tools, including automatic application template building.

 

Tools & Stacks:
 

FileX – FileX is Express Logic’s high-performance MS-DOS compatible file system. It is fully integrated with ThreadX and is available for all supported processors. Like ThreadX, FileX is designed to have a small footprint and high-performance, making it ideal for today’s deeply embedded applications that require file operations.

NetX – NetX is Express Logic’s high-performance implementation of TCP/IP protocol standards. It is fully integrated with ThreadX and is available for all supported processors. NetX has a unique Piconet™ architecture. Combined with a zero-copy API, it makes it a perfect fit for today’s deeply embedded applications that require network connectivity.

USBX – USBX™ is Express Logic’s high-performance USB host and device embedded stack. It is fully integrated with ThreadX and is available for all ThreadX supported processors. Like ThreadX, USBX is designed to have a small footprint and high-performance, making it ideal for today’s deeply embedded applications that require to interface with USB devices or be connected with a Windows/Apple/Linux desktop over USB.

TraceX – TraceX™ is Express Logic’s host-based system event analysis tool. TraceX provides developers with a graphical view of real-time system events. TraceX enables embedded developers to visualize and better understand the behavior of their real-time systems.

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