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Apr

23

2013

Express Logic and Clarinox Deliver Full Bluetooth Support for THREADX® Platforms

Design West, San Jose, CA (April 23, 2013)

Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the availability of ClarinoxBlue, a full-featured Bluetooth communications stack from Clarinox Technologies, Pty, Ltd., that supports Express Logic’s widely-deployed THREADX® RTOS. Clarinox’s partnership with Express Logic provides an optimal environment for engineers developing products with Bluetooth, WiFi, GPRS/3G, and other embedded short range wireless communications capabilities, including RFID, Zigbee, and NFC.

Clarinox’s short range wireless communication solutions are robust and highly visible, which empowers the developer by providing many very useful development tools. These solutions are the culmination of Clarinox’s continuous development of high quality middleware since 2001. The ClarinoxBlue Bluetooth stack, for example, eliminates the intrinsic complexity of Bluetooth implementations and increases the developer’s visibility into the system—features that have made Clarinox a desired connectivity solution provider.

“Analysts predict that the number of connected devices could reach 50 billion by 2020, mushrooming the growth of the Internet of Things,” noted Trish Messiter, CEO of Clarinox. “This partnership is tailored for this burgeoning market. The majority of these devices will include multiple wireless capabilities, and Express Logic’s THREADX is one of the most widely deployed RTOS platforms. Our integrated solution provides a critical one-stop solution for connected consumer, medical, and industrial devices.”

Express Logic’s THREADX RTOS offers a robust library of application-callable operating system services that simplify and optimize the performance of embedded systems. Designed for such microcontroller-based applications, THREADX features a memory footprint as small as 2KB, which enables it to reside in even the most limited on-chip MCU memory. THREADX provides preemptive, real-time, priority-based scheduling for optimum responsiveness and high performance, and includes advanced technology such as Preemption-Threshold™ Scheduling.

“Many of our 1.5 billion THREADX deployments have included Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, whether for smartphones or other Internet-connected devices,” confirmed William E. Lamie, President of Express Logic. “With the integration of Clarinox’s Bluetooth and other short-range wireless communication solutions, we now can offer our customers a more complete platform for their applications.”

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