Express Logic ThreadX® RTOS Supports Analog Devices Blackfin® ADSP-BF70x Processor Family

Express Logic announces ThreadX RTOS support for Analog Devices ADSP-BF70x Blackfin DSP family. ThreadX small footprint and high performance is ideal for the speed and performance of ADSP-BF70x.

San Diego, CA, October 15, 2014 --( Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), today announced that its popular ThreadX® RTOS now supports Analog Devices’ ADSP-BF70x Blackfin Digital Signal Processor (DSP) product family. Deployed in over 2 billion electronic products in consumer, medical, and industrial applications worldwide, Express Logic’s small-footprint, high-performance ThreadX RTOS is well matched to the new Analog Devices (ADI) ADSP-BF70x processor family as well as to ADI’s other 32-bit microprocessors. To maximize developer efficiency, ThreadX is configured for ADI’s CrossCore® Embedded Studio (CCES) IDE and is available in full source code.

As a high-performance DSP series, the ADSP-BF70x Blackfin processors deliver a class-leading 800 MMACS of processing power at less than 100 mW. This cost-effective, eight-member Blackfin processor family includes up to 1 MB of internal SRAM, eliminating the need for external memory in many applications, while also offering an optional DDR memory interface. The ADSP-BF70x family offers designers unparalleled flexibility and functionality through an array of advanced connectivity options, such as USB, SDIO, CAN, ePPI, SPORT, and QuadSPI, while extending the life of battery-driven devices by enabling low-power applications through the bus.

“We are thrilled to combine our ThreadX RTOS with the high-performance Blackfin ADSP-BF70x family,” commented William E. Lamie, president of Express Logic, Inc. “ThreadX can handle both the control and computational tasks commonly found in the wide array of markets targeted by these processors. From automotive, industrial, and control applications to instrumentation, video/image analysis, and biometrics, we offer highly complementary technologies.”

“Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS gives our Blackfin ADSP-BF70x processor family a unique level of flexibility,” said Andrew Lanfear, product marketing manager of Analog Devices. “This enables our customers to better harness the power of our Blackfin architecture and to easily apply it to their application. We are pleased to welcome Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS in support of our family of Blackfin ADSP-BF70x processors.”

About Express Logic
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solution for deeply embedded applications, including the popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FileX® embedded FAT-compatible file system, the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack, and the GUIX™ graphical user interface development toolkit. Most products from Express Logic include full source code and all have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit the Web site at, call 1-858-613-6640, or e-mail inquiries to

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