SOURCE: Multicore Association

Multicore Association

January 26, 2016 08:05 ET

Express Logic Joins Multicore Association to Help Drive Emerging Multicore Standards for Heterogeneous Multicore Processing

EL DORADO HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2016) - The Multicore Association™, a global non-profit organization focused on developing standards that help expedite time to market for products that involve multicore and manycore implementations, announced today that Express Logic has joined the consortium as a working group member, specifically to participate in the new Open Asymmetric Multi Processing (OpenAMP) working group. This working group will manage, expand, and standardize the OpenAMP Framework that will enable developers to deal with the challenges associated with controlling systems comprised of multiple operating systems and compute elements. The working group will also coordinate the efforts of the open source OpenAMP project.

"With its ThreadX/SMP, Express Logic already has many years of experience supporting multicore platforms. Taking it a step further, ThreadX can be used in an AMP or SMP multicore system, utilizing the Multicore Association's MCAPI with interprocessor communications support from PolyCore Software," said Multicore Association President, Markus Levy. "We look forward to Express Logic sharing its multicore and RTOS expertise with our OpenAMP working group."

"With the growing complexity of heterogeneous multicore platforms, the need for multiple operating systems has become essential, especially with the ability to have Linux running on one core and ThreadX or other RTOSes running on smaller and/or more real-time cores," said William E. Lamie, president & CEO of Express Logic. "We are eager to begin collaborating with the Multicore Association's OpenAMP working group to standardize and expand the capabilities of OpenAMP which will further enable multiple operating system support."

Express Logic's ThreadX is a pre-certified, commercial-grade RTOS boasting billions of deployments in the deeply embedded space. Many current ThreadX deployments are already multicore designs. The Express Logic collaboration with the Multicore Association on OpenAMP delivers a reliable, commercial-grade interprocessor option to a vast number of customers and applications.

The Multicore Association provides three levels of membership: executive board, working group, and university. Executive board members help determine the overall direction of the organization. Working group and university members are eligible to participate in any of the working groups.

About The Multicore Association
The Multicore Association provides a neutral forum for vendors interested in, working with, and/or proliferating multicore-related products, including processors, infrastructure, devices, software, and applications. The consortium has made freely available its Multicore Communications API (MCAPI), Multicore Resource Management API (MRAPI), and Multicore Task Management (MTAPI) specifications, as well as its Multicore Programming Practices (MPP) guide and Software/Hardware Interface for Multi-Many Core (SHIM). Further information is available at

About Express Logic
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic, Inc., offers the most advanced run-time solution for deeply embedded applications, including the popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ and NetX Duo™ TCP/IP stacks, the FileX® embedded MS-DOS compatible file system, the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack, and the GUIX™ embedded graphical user interface development toolkit. Most products from Express Logic include full source code and have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit the Web site at, call 1-800-THREADX, or e-mail inquiries to

Contact Information

  • The Multicore Association Contact:
    Markus Levy
    The Multicore Association
    +1 530 672-9113 (voice)
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