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LynuxWorks Announces Safety Critical RTOS Support for Curtiss-Wright SVME/DMV-183 PlatformRuggedized Single-Board Computer Now Offers COTS Development and Deployment Platform for Latest Version of LynxOS-178 (March 28, 2012)
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/12 -- Design West/ESC -- LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded safety and security software market, today announced the availability of its board support package (BSP) and corresponding DO-178B Level C artifacts for the Curtiss-Wright SVME/DMV-183 rugged single-board computer. The new BSP is a part of LynxOS-178 2.2.2, the latest release of the safety critical RTOS (real-time operating system) from LynuxWorks. The BSP brings this FAA Level A certifiable RTOS to the Curtiss-Wright SMVE/DMV-183 board and adds support for both single and dual Freescale MPC7447A/7448 PowerPC (Power Architecture) processors with AltiVec technology.
LynxOS-178 is the first and only commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) operating system to receive Reusable Software Component (RSC) acceptance from the FAA for DO-178B certification. RSC certification acknowledges a speedier, smoother and more reliable development path for system integrators.
The Curtiss-Wright SVME-DMV-183 can support up to 2 GB of DDR SDRAM and represents a significant advancement in functionality and performance for rugged single-board-computers. With the release of the BSP comes the addition of full DO-178B Level C artifacts for the CPU Support Package (CSP), the BSP and the Device Resource Manager (DRM) components. When these artifacts are combined with the LynxOS-178 2.2.2 RSC artifacts a complete certification package is now available to speed customers more quickly through the DO-178B Certification process, resulting in significant cost and risk reduction.
"With this latest BSP, CSP, DRM and artifacts package, we're offering DO-178B customers a quick migration path to next-generation PowerPC hardware resulting in more performance, more memory, and the ability to run more sophisticated avionics applications on a safety-critical OS," said John Blevins, director of Product Marketing at LynuxWorks. "Customers that use Curtiss-Wright boards and our RTOS should feel confident and secure that they are getting the top-notch support for their hardware and software combinations for all of their safety-critical applications."
Based on the Power Architecture, the Curtiss-Wright SVME/DMV-183 MPC7447A/7448 processor solution is a premium choice in embedded and high-performance computing. The units also feature 64 KB L1 cache, 1 MB L2 cache, three Ethernet interfaces up to Gb speed, and two 64-bit PMCs on independent PCI buses.
About LynxOS-178 RTOS
LynxOS-178 is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) RTOS that fully satisfies the objectives of the DO-178B level A specification and meets requirements for Integrated Modular Avionics developers. LynxOS-178 delivers the security and real-time responsiveness needed for safety-critical systems and provides a low-risk path to DO-178B certification for developers to meet the technical requirements in the production of software for airborne systems. In addition, LynxOS-178 provides full POSIX conformance, enabling developers to take advantage of the time-to-market and investment-protection benefits of open standards-based development. The powerful formula of DO-178B certification and POSIX conformance allows developers to meet the most stringent requirements for real-time safety-critical applications while at the same time ensure application portability, software reuse and interoperability between embedded systems.
LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable RTOS and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of OSes offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. The latest product in the portfolio, the award winning LynxSecure offers a secure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that forms a platform for the development of high assurance systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit www.lynuxworks.com.
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