Express Logic Announces ThreadX RTOS for CEVA-TeakLite III DSP Core

San Diego, CA, November 1, 2010 ― Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS now supports CEVA, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), CEVA-TeakLite-III™ DSP core. The CEVA-TeakLite-III targets SoCs used in consumer, mobile, networking, and office automation applications, strongly complementing Express Logic’s market focus.

Express Logic’s ThreadX is a small-footprint RTOS with real-time determinism that enables CEVA customers to support applications that demand high-performance, low overhead, and fast time-to-market. DSP applications in general, and CEVA-TeakLite-III targeted ones in particular, demand super-fast real-time response, and high levels of processing efficiency. The simplicity, low overhead and low cost of ThreadX, including its royalty-free licensing, make it particularly attractive for high-volume DSP applications in consumer and mobile devices, office automation, medical equipment and networking. ThreadX has been widely embraced and is currently deployed in over 800 million electronic products in markets such as these.

CEVA-TeakLite-III is a third-generation DSP architecture based on the broadly adopted TeakLite family of DSP cores. It features native 32-bit processing, including 32-bit multiplier with 72-bit accumulation for full data precision, as well as strong bit-manipulation capabilities for stream processing and 32-bit FFT support to enable a highly efficient implementation of communication modems and audio codecs. A well-balanced 10-stage pipeline allows the DSP to support high-speed implementations, making it ideal as a single core for most demanding wide-band voice and HD audio use-cases. The feature-rich native 32-bit architecture is backward compatible with previous members of the CEVA-TeakLite family and delivers higher performance and lower power for demanding applications such as 3G cellular handsets, High Definition (HD) audio, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and portable audio devices.

“Our high-performance CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP is capable of handling multiple, simultaneous tasks such as wireless baseband modem, wide-band voice processing, noise reduction, and audio playback, making it an excellent match with the efficiency and functionality of Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS,” said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA. “ThreadX gives CEVA-TeakLite-III based systems the fast, real-time response they demand, and enables our DSP to deliver its best performance.”

“Connectivity has revolutionized how companies do business and how people live their lives,” noted William Lamie, President of Express Logic. “ThreadX, with its royalty-free licensing, small footprint and efficient operation is a perfect match for the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP. Together, they power today’s most exciting solutions for consumer and industrial communication devices.”

Pricing and Availability

ThreadX for CEVA-TeakLite-III is available in full source code form, royalty free, at license prices starting at $12,500.

About CEVA

CEVA is the world’s leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia, HD video and audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2009, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 330 million devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Today, more than one in every three handsets shipped worldwide is powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit

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 MS-DOS compatible file system, 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 the Web site at, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquires to [email protected].