Hypervisor enables multi-display cockpits

Hypervisor enables multi-display cockpits

New Products |
By Christoph Hammerschmidt

The new module added to the COQOS Hypervisor SDK enables designers to merge the output from different software systems into one or several displays. The content from the guest OSes can be scaled and moved on the display and onto an unlimited number of other displays. OEMs and Tier1s will benefit from this technology to develop the next generation multi-display cockpits.

The COQOS Hypervisor SDK supports most state of the art processors and System-on-Chips (SoCs). The separation functionality of the hypervisor makes is possible to integrate systems with very different requirements and criticality on one and the same device. Several guest Operating Systems (OSs), separated in different Virtual Machines created by the hypervisor, share hardware resources such as the Graphic Processor Unit (GPU). The output from the different systems can be shown side by side on one or several screens. The applications running on the guest OSs share their content across an unlimited number of displays. The Shared Graphics module provided by OpenSynergy is running in the driver level software integrated in a guest OS on the COQOS Hypervisor SDK.

A typical use case is an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system running different multipurpose systems simultaneously. The output from both guests is visible on the Head Unit display. Specific content from the IVI (e.g. Android) can also be show in the Instrument Cluster (e.g. Linux-based).

At Embedded World, OpenSynergy will show a demonstrator with two virtual machines running on the latest COQOS Hypervisor SDK. The setup has a Linux guest sharing the display with latest release of Android Oreo, each integrated into a Virtual Machine. COQOS Hypervisor SDK runs on the Renesas R-Car H3 SoC.

OpenSynergy will also present COQOS Hypervisor SDK running a Safe Cockpit Controller based on Linux and Android. The concept provides safety by using the guard mechanism developed by OpenSynergy. In addition, OpenSynergy will show the unique hypervisor for microcontrollers, COQOS Micro SDK, integrating multiple Autosar environments into a single body controller.

More information:

If you enjoyed this article, you will like the following ones: don't miss them by subscribing to :    eeNews on Google News


Linked Articles