Lynx completes NXP processor support for safety critical design
Lynx Software Technologies expands NXP processor support for Arm-based NXP Semiconductors’ processor architectures.
LynxSecure is now ported onto the NXP QorIQ Layerscape 1046A (LS1046A) multi-core communication processor integrating quad 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72 cores.
According to Geoff Waters, senior principal engineer at NXP Semiconductors and chairman of the Multicore for Avionics Working Group said, “Multi-core architectures are seeing increasing adoption in avionics systems due to performance requirements and the lack of availability of single core processors. . . The porting of LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor technology is an important step forward. It offers an exceptional technology for managing the complexity associated with multicores, reducing the design and certification time for safety critical systems based on NXP Layerscape SoCs.”
David Beal, director of product marketing at Lynx Software Technologies, added, “Increasingly, avionics, transportation and other safety-critical systems rely on redundant platforms. Now, system architects and engineers who have strict requirements around performance, safety and security can take full advantage of the features and capabilities offered by NXP LS1046A within a straight-forward, secure-by-design software systems architecture that is enabled by LYNX MOSA.ic. The combination results in high performance and immutable security while preserving modularity and providing a natural path for future software-migration as newer, processing platforms become available.”
The LynxSecure separation kernel forms the foundation of the LYNX MOSA.ic framework, providing the highest levels of performance, security and safety protections, says Lynx. It enables complex, systems that are responsible for both critical and non-critical functions and is modular to reduce system design, integration, test and certification efforts.
LynxSecure support for NXP’s LS1046A joins the already existing support for NXP S32V234 MPSoC.
Lynx Software Technologies has crafted and adapted platform architectures over 30 years, beginning with the LynxOS real time operating system (RTOS), which offered a UNIX®-like user model and standard POSIX interfaces to developers of embedded systems. LynxOS-178 introduced kernel partitioning and ARINC API standards to the avionic development community and is developed and certified to the FAA DO-178C DAL A safety standard and received the first and only FAA Reusable Software Component certificate.