Military Embedded Systems

LynuxWorks demonstrates LynxOS-178 safety and security solutions


August 31, 2012

Brandon Lewis

Technology Editor

Embedded Computing Design

LAS VEGAS – The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE)-compliant LynxOS-178 v 2.2.2 Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and LynxSecure separation kernel and hypervisor was demonstrated during AUVSI earlier this month. The latest version is the only RTOS available that is DO-178B Level A certified and contains native POSIX and ARINC 653 APIs, in addition to being the only FAA-awarded Reusable Software Component (RSC) for DO-178B that is time and space partitioned. When combined with FACE APIs, the LynxOS-178 offers a DO-178B-certified and rapidly migratable platform for UAV software components.

When implemented as a guest Operating System (OS), hardware running LynxOS-178 affords UAV developers a flexible, powerful, and secure software platform. Running the OS over LynxSecure offers a high-security, virtualized environment that protects data links and network connections.

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