- Small-footprint (small as 2KB, automatic scaling)
- Fast execution (sub microsecond context switch)
- Supports all popular processors and tools (see below)
- TraceX system analysis support
- Advanced Technology:
- Event Chaining™
- Performance Metrics
- Execution Profiling
- Run-time and Static Stack Analysis
- Multicore Support (SMP and AMP)
- Downloadable Application Modules
- Memory Protection for Downloadable Application Modules
- Extensive ThreadX ecosystem
- Safety Certifications (DO-178B, FDA510(k), IEC61508, etc)
- Deployed in over 1,000,000,000 devices
- Full Source Code
- Critical Link MityDSP/MityARM
- Energy Micro EFM32
- Fujitsu FM3
- Hitachi H8/300H
- Infineon XMC
- Microchip PIC24/dsPIC
- Microchip PIC32
- Nios II
- Power Architecture
- Renesas RX
- Renesas SH
- Renesas V8xx
- ST Microelectronics STM32
- Synopsys ARC
- TI ARM
- TI MSP430
- Univers A2P
- Xilinx ARM
ThreadX/MCU Edition for Microchip PIC24/dsPIC
Complete Microchip PIC/dsPIC support, including PIC24H, 24F, dsPIC30, dsPIC33 architectures Fully Integrated with the MPLAB(r) Tools Reasonable pricing No Royalties Easy to use and powerful services Responsive Technical Support Up to 10 Threads, Queues, Event Flags, Timers, Semaphores, Mutexes, Block Pools, and Byte Pools Flexible memory usage Timeout available on all thread suspension Low-overhead Application Timers Size scales automatically Picokernel architecture for size and speed Small footprint (as low as 1.6 Kbytes) Fast Execution (6.6us context switch@20MHz)
Improve Your PIC24/dsPIC Development
Let our extensive experience with real-time operating systems help your product development. ThreadX/MCU, our high-performance real-time kernel, optimized for microcontrollers and digital signal controllers, helps improve your product's quality and its time-to-market. In addition, using ThreadX/MCU makes it easier to enhance your product in the future.
ThreadX/MCU optimizes context switching on the PIC24/dsPIC. 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, i.e. registers w8-w14.
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 (registers w0-w7, RCOUNT, and PSVPAG). The full register set is saved only if thread preemption is required.
Flexible Interrupt Model
All interrupt processing uses a separate system stack and as mentioned previously, full context saving/restoring is performed only when thread preemption is necessary.
Nested Interrupt Handling
ThreadX/MCU also fully supports nested interrupts.
Evaluation Board Support
ThreadX/MCU demonstrations are available for all Microchip PIC24/dsPIC evaluation platforms, including the Explorer 16 board.
Development Tool Choices
ThreadX is fully integrated with the MPLAB development suite and the C30 compiler.
Demo CD's Available
Please visit our Demo CD page to download demonstration files.