Military Embedded Systems

LynxOS 7.0 adds military-grade security for connected embedded devices


June 07, 2013

Brandon Lewis

Technology Editor

Embedded Computing Design

LynxOS 7.0 adds military-grade security for connected embedded devices

SAN JOSE, CA. LynuxWorks has released version 7.0 of the LynxOS Real Time Operating System (RTOS), which allows developers to add military-grade security functions to connected devices. LynxOS 7.0 is a deterministic RTOS that provides POSIX-conformant, open APIs in an embedded kernel. These include medium-assurance security via the General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile (GPOSPP).

LynxOS 7.0 includes features like access control lists, account management, local trusted path, trusted menu manager, and OpenPAM. The RTOS supports long-haul networks with 2G/3G/4G cellular and WiMax, TCP/IPV4, and IPV6 communications stacks, and short-haul networks using 802.11 WiFi, BlueTooth, and ZigBee wireless mesh. Advanced middleware is also portable onto the LynxOS 7.0 for low latency, high throughput, and high availability applications.

"We believe that the combination of LynxOS 7.0 with its advanced security features, and RTI Connext middleware based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, offer a compelling solution for building real-time connected embedded devices," says David Barnett, Vice President, Products and Markets, RTI. "For our customers in Aerospace and Defense, Industrial, and Medical markets, our joint solution meets their security, real-time, high throughput, and high availability needs, all based on open standards."

LynxOS supports reference targets in Intel and PowerPC architectures, and Board Support Packages (BSPs) are currently available for targets from Curtiss-Wright, Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), and GE Intelligent Platforms.

LynxOS 7.0 supports the most popular reference targets in the Intel and PowerPC architectures, including the new Intel 4th Generation Core and the Freescale QorIQ processors. Board Support Packages are available for targets from GE Intelligent Systems, Curtiss Wright, and Extreme Engineering.


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