Safety bundle targets Intel multi-core processors in modular avionics
The software bundle integrates the complete range of system development services for platform suppliers to build, deploy and sustain their IMA platform. It enables system integrators to leverage modern multi-core hardware to significantly reduce SWaP (size weight and power) by consolidating multiple Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) onto a single platform. Importantly, it enables an open development capability in which any bare metal, Linux or other RTOS or OS-based system module or application can reside in a single multi-core time and space partitioned system safely and securely.
This solution securely integrates four key capabilities: LynxSecure, a secure-by-design separation kernel hypervisor; LynxOS-178, to run safety critical application workloads; a fully supported version of Embedded Linux based on the Buildroot technology for non-critical application workloads; and Luminosity, an Eclipse based Integrated Development Environment.
This includes the ability to develop fully separated ‘bare-metal’, OS independent system functions or secure applications using developer tools of choice, thereby meeting the demands for high assurance module development in an open systems development framework.
LynxOS-178 is the only commercial RTOS which has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Reusable Software Component (RSC). Up to 80% of the OS certification costs that developers would normally have to bear to achieve DO-178B/C is removed, even as they move to the latest generation of Intel multi-core processors. LynxSecure assured separation means that only software in the LynxOS-178 partition needs to go through certification even though it resides on the same processor as non-critical applications with no safety requirements.
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