13th March 2017

Imagination Technologies and Express Logic announce expansion of ThreadX RTOS support for MIPS CPUs

ThreadX RTOS from Express Logic now available for MIPS 64-bit I6400 CPU

London, UK and San Diego, CA – 13th March, 2017 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and Express Logic announce expanded support of Express Logic’s industrial grade ThreadX® RTOS (real time operating system) for Imagination’s MIPS CPUs, with the addition of the multi-threaded MIPS I-class I6400 processor core. This development extends ThreadX support of multiple generations of MIPS CPUs which range from deeply embedded M-class cores to high-performance I-class applications processors.

ThreadX, Express Logic’s advanced RTOS, is designed specifically for deeply embedded, real-time, and IoT applications, and has more than 5.4 billion deployments to-date. With an advanced feature set and highly scalable performance, 64-bit MIPS I6400 CPUs are seeing adoption across a broad set of applications including digital home, automotive, AI, real-time embedded and networking equipment. For these applications, the combination of the I6400 with ThreadX provides developers with a small footprint, scalable and highly efficient solution.

William E. Lamie, president, Express Logic, says:

“MIPS I-class CPUs are gaining traction for a number of real-time embedded environments where ThreadX is the RTOS of choice. Companies looking for a safe, secure, fast and compact operating system for MIPS CPUs can rely on our ThreadX and ThreadX/SMP RTOSes to provide the performance and features they need to succeed.”

Says Jim Nicholas, EVP MIPS Processor IP, Imagination:

“The hardware multi-threading technology in our I-class processors brings significant advantages to real time embedded systems, and allows developers to efficiently exploit inherent parallelism in their workloads. We see ThreadX as an important part of the ecosystem that MIPS is addressing so we are delighted to extend our partnership with Express Logic to enable customers to use the ThreadX RTOS on the I6400 CPU.”


ThreadX for the MIPS I6400 CPU is available from Express Logic. For information about ThreadX support for MIPS, visit http://rtos.com/products/threadx/MIPS or contact sales@expresslogic.com.

Imagination and Express Logic at Embedded World

Visit Imagination and Express Logic at Embedded World at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre:

  • Imagination: Hall 4 / 4-629
  • Express Logic: Hall 4 / 4-520

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About Express Logic and ThreadX

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 new GUIX™ GUI development toolkit, and the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack. All products from Express Logic include full source-code and have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit our web site at http://www.rtos.com, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquiries to sales@expresslogic.com.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique multimedia, processor and connectivity technologies enable its customers get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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Imagination Technologies’ Press Contacts:

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USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini
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Express Logic Press Contact:

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