RTOS and virtualisation secure IoT

At this week’s ARM TechCon, Lynx Software Technologies announces RTOS and virtualisation solutions.

The LynxSecure Separation Kernel Hypervisor is a software platform which consists of a military-grade separation kernel that hosts isolated domains, each containing a separate virtualisation stack to allow OS and applications to run in their own secure environments on a single hardware platform. LynxSecure supports RTOS, GPOS, and trusted bare-metal applications.

LynxOS and tools are based on open standards and allow embedded developers to design their systems to be more secure before they are connected to the internet. LynxOS is a deterministic, hard RTOS that provides POSIX-conformant APIs in a small footprint embedded kernel. It provides symmetric multi-processing support to take advantage of multi-core/multi-threaded processors. LynxOS 7.0 includes new tool chains, debuggers and cross-development host support.

Robert Day, vice president of marketing at Lynx said, “ARM is emerging as the platform of choice for the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things. The next generation of ARM-based devices will need military-grade security with a proven and certified safety pedigree and will need to be secure by design.. The ARMv8-A and ARMv8-R architectures, including the recently announced Cortex-R52 processor, include a great deal of standard hardware functionality that enables software platforms such as LynxOS and LynxSecure to offer the highest levels of safety and security without compromising on performance and usability.”

The security methods used in the IT world are not sufficient in the connected embedded environment, maintains the company; proven methods and technologies, like LynxOS and LynxSecure, are required to protect against high profile and targeted attacks in automotive, industrial, transportation, medical and manufacturing industries, it says.



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