ThreadX Showcase

3M™

3M™

"ThreadX lets us rapidly adapt to the changing requirements of our system."
For more information on the 3M™ Wall Display, please click on the following link: http://www.3m.com/walldisplay
---David Dashefsky, Software Engineer, 3M
Aethra Telecom

Aethra Telecom

"My experience with ThreadX was very good. In the past I used other real-time OSs, but I found ThreadX to be very powerful, robust and strong real-time, easy to understand and explain to other team members. We didn't have problems with ThreadX." "We have utilized an Object Oriented Framework (using C++) around ThreadX to encapsulate it and to add some specific features for Multi-applications Management."
--- Bruno Cesanelli, Software Engineer
Asymtek

Asymtek

Asymtek® is using Express Logic’s ThreadX® Real-Time Operating System to develop operation and function control software for its Axiom X-1020 automated fluid dispensing system. Using Freescale's MPC555 processor, the X-1020 was designed to meet high-volume requirements for inline semiconductor package and printed circuit board assembly. It supports a full range of applications, including flip chip and CSP underfill, dam and fill, die attach, thermal compounds and more.
Avidyne Corporation

Avidyne Corporation

Avidyne Corporation - DFC90 Attitude-Based Digital Autopilot Avidyne Corporation is using Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS in its new DFC90 Attitude-Based Digital Autopilot that enhances precision of flight and improves safety for Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft. The DFC90 adds the precision of an attitude-based flight control system and Avidyne’s innovative, safety-enhancing Envelope Protection capability. The DFC90 has all the standard vertical and lateral modes of operation of a turbine-class autopilot system, including Flight Director (FD), Altitude Hold (ALT), Airspeed Hold (IAS), Vertical Speed Hold (VS), Heading (HDG), and Navigation (NAV, APPR, LOC/GS, GPSS).
"Developing flight critical systems is hard enough without worrying about the RTOS,” noted Mark Krebs, Avidyne’s VP Engineering for Guidance and Controls. “Avidyne is pleased to introduce a new level of performance and safety to General Aviation lightplanes with our DFC90 and DFC100 Cirrus autopilot. ThreadX software was easy to use, rock solid and high performance. We won't be looking anywhere else for our next RTOS."
Bernina International, AG

Bernina International, AG

As a provider of sewing and embroidery systems for a market segment with the uppermost performance demands we rely on the stability and flexibility of Express Logic’s ThreadX operation system. It provides excellent real-time performance for our ARM9 embedded systems in combination with a compact size and versatile add-on modules. These aspects together with Express Logic’s responsive development support makes it the OS of our choice.
Broadcom

Broadcom

Broadcom uses Express Logic’s ThreadX® real-time operating system (RTOS) in over 300,000,000 Bluetooth chips for cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, and more.
CAL Audio

CAL Audio

"The CL-2500 Surround Sound Processor using ThreadX provides control of all digital and analog audio sources. In conjunction with the CL-2500 VSW, it also controls home video sources from DVD players to digital TV set-top boxes. All available sources, from the visual to the audible, become a virtual network with the CL-2500 as the mainframe that delivers each source signal to one of three independent zones throughout the home."
Cirrus Logic Network Controllers

Cirrus Logic Network Controllers

Cirrus Logic (ShareWave) is using Express Logic’s ThreadX® Real-Time Operating System to develop software for its SW2000 series network controllers. Using an ARM 7 processor, the SW2000 series network controllers incorporate ShareWave's industry-leading Whitecap technology to wirelessly transmit video, audio, voice, and data content throughout home environments.
Control Technology Corp

Control Technology Corp

Control Technology Corporation utilizes NetX and ThreadX in it's leading Factory Automation controle
"We selected ThreadX because we wanted to get a flexible OS with a small footprint. It made the development of our new Blue Fusion product much simpler and allowed us to merge the Ethernet communications that was running on a separate CPU into the main product using NetX without having to rewrite the code to handle the different processes. The application speed was comparable to our previous, internally developed OS, with a significant increase in functionality and reduced development time integrating new features. The support was excellent and porting to our hardware and compiler took less than 1 week."
--- Stan Katz, Sr. Embedded Designer, Control Technology Corp
Daktronics

Daktronics

"ThreadX and NetX helped us to quickly enter the marketplace with a high performance display controller. The customer support that we received from Express Logic has been exceptional."
Paul Gilk, Hardware Design Leader, Daktronics, Inc.
Datang Mobile

Datang Mobile

Datang Mobile has licensed ThreadX for use in its UE (User Equipment) solutions for the TD-SCDMA (Time Division - Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) field. TD-SCDMA is the Chinese contribution to the ITU's IMT-2000 specification for third-generation (3G) wireless mobile services.
“We are pleased to offer our customers the highest performance, lowest cost products in wireless phone equipment,” said Yuwang Sun, vice president of Datang Mobile. “Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS enables us to meet our demanding cost and performance goals and to provide these benefits to handset manufacturers, enabling them to get Datang-based products to market faster.”
Datex Ohmeda

Datex Ohmeda

Datex Ohmeda utilizes ThreadX in its TuffSat Oximeter, one of the smallest handheld oximeters on the market. Datex-Ohmeda's patented TruTrak data sampling provides for consistent, accurate SpO2 readings, even during patient motion and low perfusion.
Digi

Digi

Digi utilizes ThreadX at the core of it's "Solution on Chip" for ethernet microprocessing applications.
"We are extremely pleased to have ThreadX as a key component of our NET+Works™ architecture. ThreadX's small memory requirement, very high-performance, and ease-of-use definitely accelerate our customer's time-to-market. In fact, customers using the NET+Works solution with ThreadX have shattered previous cost and time barriers!"
--- Steve Martin, Digi, Inc.
Digital Harmony

Digital Harmony

Digital Harmony utilizes ThreadX performance in it's industry leading DHIV A™1394 Transceivers.
"Digital Harmony's DHIVA transceiver module provides OEM's with the ability to drop in a standards-compliant IEEE-1394 interface for their audio/video products. DHIVA supports IEEE-1394A, IEC61883 (parts 1 through 6) and AV/C subunits - all running under the ThreadX operating system."
--- Christian Heilman, Digital Harmony
DriveCam

DriveCam

DriveCam utilizes ThreadX in its video recording systems.
"Our experiences with ThreadX have been excellent. The operating system is very well featured, and it performed efficiently and trouble-free right out of the box. The FileX disk operating system is an excellent complement. Implementation was straightforward. Most importantly, the customer support has been very quick to respond to our needs, and rapidly implemented suggestions we made. Express Logic is a winning team member we would choose again & again."
Gary Rayner, DriveCam Video Systems, Inc.
Francotyp-Postalia AG & Co

Francotyp-Postalia AG & Co

"The use of ThreadX has sped up our time to market and has improved the quality of our products. The product has offered us a good trade off between resource management in our platforms and the overhead in code-size and performance."
--- Werner Kampert, Manager R&D, Soft- and Hardware
Green Hills Software

Green Hills Software

"In developing the Green Hills Probe, we needed an RTOS that was fast, small and of course, royalty-free. We also needed good web communications support, and didn't want to develop this ourselves. ThreadX gave us the fastest development times, the fastest time to develop a working device and the fastest time-to-market. We didn't need to spend time working on getting the RTOS running, we could concentrate on developing our application. It was our best choice (by far) in selecting an RTOS for the ARM CPU."
--- John Carbone, V.P. Marketing at Green Hills Software
Hanf Technologies MRT-300

Hanf Technologies MRT-300

"Using ThreadX and PEGX greatly reduced the development effort in our advanced MRT-300 DVB-T Digital Set Top Box."
Mr. Sunny Liu, Director of S/W development, Hanf Technologies
Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard has licensed the use of ThreadX for all Inkjet, Laserjet and all-in-one devices.
"We selected the ThreadX/Multi IDE because the solution supports multiple CPUs and host environments"
Hewlett Packard's Engineer Scientist' Phil McCoog
Hewlett Packard DSCs

Hewlett Packard DSCs

"HP's goal with the introduction of the HP Photosmart R707, R607 and R507 digital cameras was to deliver solutions that offered superior quality and ease of use in a sleek, compact design. This required sophisticated technology," commented Dave Staudacher, camera firmware architect, Imaging and Printing Group, HP." "To effectively manage this, HP needed an RTOS that was simple, as well as fast. Express Logic's ThreadX and FileX fit the bill."
Dave Staudacher, Camera Firmware Architect
Honeywell

Honeywell

Honeywell utilizes ThreadX in it's advanced home security systems.
"It's everything they advertise. Having the source code let me understand everything, wow!"
--- Chris Beach
Horner APG, LLC

Horner APG, LLC

"Having been an embedded control hardware / firmware designer for over 30 years, I've been exposed to a great deal of 3rd party software. The Express Logic packages rank at the top of my list from their excellent documentation, to their well-structured, well commented, efficient and consistent source code. Also, when I have run into difficulty, support from Express Logic has been second to none. Working with Express Logic has simply been a pleasure." http://www.heapg.com
Damon Gibson, Sr. Project Engineer, Horner APG, LLC
Ingersoll-Rand IntelliTorque™ System

Ingersoll-Rand IntelliTorque™ System

Ingersoll-Rand is using Express Logic’s ThreadX® real-time operating system to develop network communications, graphics, and data processing software for the sophisticated IntelliTorque™ System. Using a Cirrus EP7211 ARM processor, IntelliTorque is a torque management system that brings a new level of electronic torque precision to wheel lug-nut tightening.
Jetter AG

Jetter AG

"Jetter AG has used Express Logic’s ThreadX® RTOS in our JC340 programmable logic controller. We selected ThreadX for its small memory footprint, full source code, royalty-free licensing, and its support of various microcontrollers with outstanding real-time performance."
Leadcore Technology, Ltd.

Leadcore Technology, Ltd.

Leadcore has licensed ThreadX for use in its UE (User Equipment) solutions for the TD-SCDMA (Time Division - Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) field. TD-SCDMA is the Chinese contribution to the ITU's IMT-2000 specification for third-generation (3G) wireless mobile services.
“As the owner of TD-SCDMA core patents, Leadcore always play a key role in TD-SCDMA terminal business chain by offering our customers the highest performance chipsets and terminal system solution, “said Lei Feng, Vice President of Leadcore. “Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS enables us to meet our demanding cost and performance goals and to provide these benefits to handset manufacturers, enabling them to get Leadcore-based products to market faster.”
Marvell Technology Group, Ltd

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., uses Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS in their SoC products for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM, and GPS applications in Gaming, Imaging, Smartphones, Telematics, DTVs, STBs, E-Readers and more. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year.
“We use ThreadX in all of our SoC products for wireless applications. We found ThreadX to be extremely easy to use, rock solid reliable, and everything Express Logic claimed it to be. Express Logic’s technical support team also was right there on those rare occasions when we needed them.”
"Thank you again for coming to visit us. We all did enjoy your training - extremely interesting and useful by the technical point, and quite enjoyable thanks to your friendly and happy presence!"
Marvell
Medtronics

Medtronics

"Our N'Vision programmer was well received by customers thanks in part to Express Logic and their FileX and ThreadX products. ThreadX simplified the programming of complex interaction between our user interface and implanted device telemetry. FileX gave us a quick solution to application and data storage on compact flash media. Express Logic's support was helpful and responsive to our needs."
--- Jim Hartmann, Medtronics
Micronet

Micronet

Micronet's newly designed M-Series is an advanced, yet most economical line of products, supporting a vast range of mobile applications, from in-cab messaging and status reporting to fully portable data collection and Signature capture. Built upon two decades of mobile technology experience and proven success in the form of over 190,000 MDT units sold globally, the new M-Series offers more value, functionality and reliability than any other product in its category.
NASA’s Deep Impact Space Probe

NASA’s Deep Impact Space Probe

"ThreadX was a dream. It is a good quality product. It’s compact, it’s bug free, we had no bugs, no problems. In the four years and three projects I’ve worked on, it was perfectly matched for the application.”
Steve Tarr, Ball Aerospace
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

"We found ThreadX to be a proven solution based on its demonstrated success for the Deep Impact mission, so using it for the HiRISE instrument aboard the MRO was a logical decision. ThreadX delivered a first-rate performance for us and helped the MRO mission return extraordinary high-resolution images from Mars.”
Steve Tarr, HiRISE Software Lead, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Nuera Communications

Nuera Communications

"The performance of ThreadX is simply the best I have ever seen."
--- Nuera Engineering VP, Max Sheng
Panasonic

Panasonic

Panasonic 11Mbs Wireless LAN PC Card takes advantage of ThreadX performance.
"We researched heavily the decision of which RTOS to build our Wireless network protocols on. In the end, Express Logic's "ThreadX" RTOS, was the "perfect fit" that we were looking for. The proof of that is in Panasonic's Wireless LAN card which uses ShareWave silicon and networking protocols built on top of ThreadX and has been accepted as a rock solid product with unmatched wireless performance in the industry."
--- Steven Goss, Staff Engineer, ShareWave, Inc.
Philips (ATL) Ultrasound Medical Ultrasound Systems

Philips (ATL) Ultrasound Medical Ultrasound Systems

Philips (ATL) Ultrasound is using Express Logic’s ThreadX® Real-Time Operating System to develop software for its diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Systems. Using Intel i960 and Freescale Power Architecture processors, Philips Ultrasound is developing a next-generation broadband digital beamformer that yields a clearer ultrasound resolution.
PMC-Sierra PM839x Processors

PMC-Sierra PM839x Processors

PMC-Sierra uses Express Logic’s ThreadX® real-time operating system (RTOS) in its PM839x processors with SAS expander and secure zoning capabilities.
Pulmonetic Systems

Pulmonetic Systems

Pulmonetic Systems LTV Series Ventilators utilize ThreadX in their high-quality and innovative critical care ventilators.
"ThreadX provides a stable RTOS with a simple, straightforward interface that allowed me to develop my prototype very quickly. I had ThreadX on my target within a day and was able to easily build my application software from there. In the end I was able to meet a very demanding schedule using ThreadX."
--- Michael Holmes, Pulmonetic Systems
Qlogic (Troika Networks) Fibre Channel Controller

Qlogic (Troika Networks) Fibre Channel Controller

Qlogic (Troika Networks) is using Express Logic’s ThreadX® Real-Time Operating System to develop firmware for its intelligent Fibre Channel controller. Using an Intel i960 processor, TROIKA's SAN controller, combined with its SAN Command™ management software, provides an essential element for building and managing complex server and storage networks.
Samsung

Samsung

Samsung’s ST1000 is the world's first camera equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Geo-tagging capabilities. It features 12 megapixel resolution and 5x optical zoom, With Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology, the ST1000 makes it possible to give your favorite moments the attention they deserve. Manage, view and share your photos conveniently from the comfort of the couch by connecting wirelessly to your big-screen TV.
“We used Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS in the ST1000, and we found ThreadX to be very easy to use and fully capable of supporting the ST1000’s advanced capabilities.”
Samsung
SigmaTel

SigmaTel

SigmaTel uses Express Logic’s ThreadX® real-time operating system (RTOS) in its STMP3600 System on Chip (SoC) which provides customers the ability to design and develop digital multimedia players with longer battery life, smaller form factor designs, and a higher level of processing power, all at a lower overall system cost. An ideal solution for digital audio players, PDAs, voice recorders, cell phones, portable video players, and digital photo wallets, the STMP3600 is available with SigmaTel’s world class software development platform for portable media players as well as through third parties who support alternative designs.
Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is using Express Logic’s ThreadX® real-time operating system to develop control software for its SLR160 tape streamer device. Using an IBM Power Architecture 405 processor, the SLR160 is a high performance device capable of backing-up 160GB of data at a sustained transfer rate of 24MB/s compressed.
TEAC

TEAC

"ThreadX is used in our Portable Digital Recorder to capture audio data onto a compact flash card. We used ThreadX for our RTOS because it is fast and provides the best real-time performance for our system."
The Acculeon Telemetry Information System

The Acculeon Telemetry Information System

"With ThreadX and NetX we started focusing on our product TIS-WiFi from the very first day. We hardly spent any time on the RTOS, either in scheduling tasks or in understanding the implementations. With excellent documentation and extraordinary support the only thing that we were working on was our application software. Great to work with Express Logic and would not hesitate adapting to any product from Express Logic."
Guna Govind, Chief Operating Officer
The Vela Coldfire ventilator

The Vela Coldfire ventilator

Relies on ThreadX for critical timing requirements and efficient CPU usage. ThreadX services have worked very well in our application. The clear and consistent commenting and source code style in which ThreadX was written has been greatly appreciated by our software engineers.
Unitronics

Unitronics

Unitronics designs, develops and manufactures excellent PLCs for more than 20 years. Unitronics latest line, UniStream™ is an All-in-One PLC with HMI. The UniStream platform offers a lower total system cost, 50% less programming time, and a great end user experience. Unistonics head of R&D says:

“We needed a robust, stable RTOS kernel for our project, which was to build—from the ground up—an entirely new generation of PLC controllers, UniStream™. Our research led us to Express Logic, a very well-known company with a reputation for excellent products. The ThreadX RTOS, together with TraceX, which allows us to track and handle system events at a high resolution, has enabled us to develop a truly robust, flexible, and fast embedded OS with a minimal footprint. It naturally followed that we select the NetX TCP/IP Protocol Stack implementation for our communication requirements, and we have been very pleased with the results. Feedback from the field regarding our PLC performance shows that Express Logic was exactly the right choice for us.”

Benny Magrafta, Director, Software R&D
VegaStream Group, Ltd.

VegaStream Group, Ltd.

VegaStream Group, Ltd., of Bracknell, Berkshire, UK, has selected Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS for use in its new family of VoIP Gateways.
"We selected ThreadX based on its broad market success, its simple, yet powerful technology, and it’s flexible licensing arrangements" noted Tim Burne, CEO, VegaStream. "Our VoIP products demand hard real-time performance, and our customers demand rapid time to market. We found that ThreadX can offer us both, and at an attractive price that enables us to use it throughout our gateway family."
Welch-Allyn Protocol Inc.

Welch-Allyn Protocol Inc.

Welch Allyn Protocol's wireless Micropaq™ is the only patient wearable wireless monitor with ECG wav
"Using ThreadX from Express Logic was just one less thing for us to worry about. This project originally started with a behemoth of an OS that had numerous implementation and configuration problems. Dumping that OS for ThreadX was a welcome relief and allowed us to concentrate on implementing our application rather than debugging third-party software. ThreadX is something an engineer can easily get their hands around. Although we did not have very many support questions in our development with ThreadX, the ones we did have received quick and reliable responses from the folks at Express Logic.
Jay Rasmussen, Senior Software Engineer, Welch-Allyn Protocol Inc.
Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf, the world’s leading provider of high-end banking and retail solutions, is using Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS to control their innovative reverse vending machine (RVM) solutions.
“ThreadX provides an optimal combination of footprint, performance and functionality, which delivers excellent support for real-time operations.”
Wincor Nixforf
Wireless Systems

Wireless Systems

"As for our experience, we were using MicroC, a low cost RTOS without support. Due to the complexity of the RF network and the asynchronous interrupts, the MicroC was very unstable. After extensive testing, we switched to ThreadX and found our instability problems went away and we could then continue with our software development. With ThreadX we completed product development and were able to perform important demonstrations including 3 days of testing with students in a Usability study in Chicago with Riverside Publishing, our partner. During this test the units were operated continuously for 5 hours at a stretch without a single failure."
--- Stan Vaughn, Sr. Design Engineer, Wireless Systems
Xybion

Xybion

Xybion utilizes ThreadX in its terrorism fighting infared camera.
"On behalf of the Xybion software group, I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with the performance of the ThreadX RTOS. Not once in the course of developing our night vision camera software has ThreadX even hiccupped! It is absolutely rock solid. I've used other RTOS' in the past, and they were horridly difficult to work with. ThreadX is a refreshing change. Kudos to the ThreadX team!"
--- Kim W. Premuda Xybion Electronic Systems
Yulong

Yulong

Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. is using ThreadX in their CoolPad cellular phone, which offers user-friendly features at a low cost. CoolPad provides video communication, high speed internet access, and mobile office. "We found ThreadX to be very easy to use, and that helped us get our CoolPad phone to market quickly," said Yong Gu , Marketing Director of Yulong Telecomunication.
“ThreadX was able to provide all the RTOS functionality we needed in our phones, without the complexity or expense of a larger RTOS."
Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation

"Express Logic's ThreadX and FileX products are robust, easy-to-use, and very efficient. In addition, Express Logic's customer support has been tremendous! The royalty-free COACH 12VS platform, based on proven ThreadX Real-Time Operating System and Interniche's embedded networking suite, offers exceptional real-time performance for video streaming while minimizing memory footprint and network latency. "
--- Ohad Meitav, senior director Zoran's digital camera product line