PolyCore Software and Express Logic expand pact to ease multicore software development

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 04, 2012

This enables developers take full advantage of multicore platforms, while easing software development and increasing performance.

Express Logic and PolyCore Software  (PSI), have extended their cooperation to increase support of multicore platforms. To enable applications to more quickly adapt to Tensilica’s multicore configuration, PSI’s Poly-Platform now supports Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS on Tensilica’s XtensaTM multicore devices. This enables developers take full advantage of multicore platforms, while easing software development and increasing performance.

Poly-Platform is a collection of productivity tools and a runtime communications stack that simplifies the development of applications for multicore architectures. Using Poly-Platform, designers can optimize performance, improve time-to-market, and preserve existing and future software investments. With Poly-Platform, engineers can quickly configure and reconfigure the application, and when the time comes to implement new multicore solutions, existing code may be reused and scaled from one to many cores. Poly-Platform supports the Multicore Association’s Multicore Communications API (MCAPI), providing users with an efficient, standardized programming paradigm.

Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS, deployed in over a billion electronic devices, is a small-footprint, fast run-time environment that supports Tensilica Xtensa processors, and now supports Poly-Platform’s operation on Xtensa multicore devices.

"The combination of ThreadX and Poly-Platform for Xtensa provides multicore configurability from the application level to the silicon. This capability optimizes the application-specific multicore platform while accelerating time to market," said Ted Gribb, vice president of sales, PolyCore Software.

“Poly-Platform provides ThreadX customers with an integrated platform that quickly moves single-core applications to many core architectures. PolyCore Software simplifies the multidimensional challenge of programming in a multicore environment. Our joint offering achieves faster time-to-market, a critical factor in succeeding in today’s highly competitive marketplace,” said William Lamie, president, Express Logic.

Rapid enablement and scalability of multicore applications improve the competitive advantage in the multicore race.

For more information, please visit www.polycoresoftware.com/products and www.rtos.com.

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