POSIX Commercial OS supports autonomous driving and robotics applications

The eMCOS POSIX scalable, real-time operating system (RTOS) from eSOL now supports the Coolidge third-generation massively parallel processor array (MPPA) intelligent processor developed by Kalray. The strategic partnerships means that developments based on the MPPA Coolidge can be brought to market for advanced applications such as Autoware and AutoSAR adaptive platform software for autonomous driving, as well as robot OS (ROS) for robotic control, edge computing, data centres, medical equipment, high-performance computing (HPC) and machine learning (ML).

Developers will be able to access the high computing performance and low power consumption of the MPPA Coolidge’s 80 cores, on the same terms as existing multi-core processors, says eSOL.

The POSIX-compliant, secure software complies with the POSIX PSE53 profile for running multiple processes. A proprietary distributed microkernel architecture extracts maximum performance from the MPPA Coolidge processor and provides scalable support across different processor configurations, from single to multi-core, many-core and multi-chip. Scalable support is also provided for heterogeneous configurations, combining different architectures as well as in homogenous settings that lack a cache coherence mechanism.

The software has different automotive safety integrity levels (ASILs), required for functional safety standards together with single points of failure for safety and freedom from interference (FFI).

In heterogeneous hardware configurations, eMCOS RTOS supports POSIX, AutoSAR profiles and a hypervisor to deliver optimal computing performance from MPPA Coolidge, which can be used as a standalone embedded platform, or as an accelerator.

An optimised development environment and tools are available for POSIX processes targeting the MPPA Coolidge.

eSOL was founded in 1975. The Japanese company operates in the fields of embedded systems and industrial IoT, offering high-performance and scalable software platform products and services, centred on its patented RTOS technology. Its RTOS is used in most embedded application fields, including automotive systems, industrial equipment, satellites, medical and digital consumer electronics. In addition to the research and development of its own leading-edge products, and joint research with major manufacturers and universities, eSOL is actively engaged in AutoSAR and multi/many-core technology standardisation activities.


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