IoT Platform Offers Industrial-grade IoT Support To RISC-V

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Express Logic said that its industrial-grade X-Ware IoT Platform now provides turnkey support for Microsemi’s Mi-V RISC-V instruction set architectures (ISAs).

“With over 6.2 billion ThreadX deployments, we are pleased that Express Logic has expanded its X-Ware IoT Platform support to the Microsemi Mi-V RISC-V ISA for our award-winning PolarFire FPGAs,” said Tim Morin, Director of Strategic Marketing, Microsemi. “This development effort not only supports our needs but also contributes to the entire RISC-V development community. Customers can now select RISC-V for their new designs and have industrial-grade IoT connectivity and security without compromise.”

RISC-V is a standard, open ISA that offers the open source community portability as well as the ability to test and improve cores more rapidly than they could using closed ISAs. This is since there is no encryption on the RISC-V IP, ensuring trust and certifications not possible with closed architectures.

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Microsemi’s new Mi-V ecosystem brings together companies involved in the development of RISC-V to leverage their capabilities and streamline RISC-V designs for customers.

The IoT Platform includes the ThreadX RTOS, FileX embedded FAT file system, embedded GUIX UI framework, NetX/NetX Duo embedded TCP/IP protocol stack, and USBX embedded USB support. It contains no open-source code, provides high performance, and boasts an extremely small footprint.

The IoT Platform automatically scales to use only what is needed by the application, making it perfectly suited for the smallest low-power IoT devices, the company said.

In addition to the performance and size advantages of the X-Ware IoT Platform, the company’s ThreadX, FileX, and NetX Duo claims to have attained the highest level of safety certifications. They include IEC 61508 SIL 4, IEC 62304 Class C, ISO 26262 ASIL D, EN 50128 SW-SIL 4, UL 60730-1 Annex H, CSA E60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60335-1 Annex R, and IEC 60335-1 Annex R, 1998.

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X-Ware IoT Platform also offers advanced security protocols, including NetX Secure IPsec, TLS, and DTLS.

“Express Logic is pleased to be a foundational part of Microsemi’s Mi-V RISC-V ecosystem,” said William E. Lamie, President, Express Logic. “Our X-Ware IoT Platform, powered by the industry-leading ThreadX RTOS with over 6.2 billion deployments, is the preferred embedded software platform for all designs requiring industrial-grade run-time solutions, making it an ideal fit for serious products based on the RISC-V architecture.”

 

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