SOCORRO, N.M., 18 October 2006. FSMLabs' RTLinuxPro is shipping in the Gen4 EFIS/One glass cockpit from Blue Mountain Avionics. The EFIS/One is a glass cockpit designed specifically for experimental aircraft.
"The reliability and power of RTLinux and the premium support we received from FSMLabs are key to us getting this product out to our customers," says Greg Richter, President of Blue Mountain Avionics.
FSMLabs RTLinuxPro combines a ruggedized embedded Linux with the RTCore hard real-time operating system and everything else necessary to deploy a device.
EFIS/One has solid-state instruments for: Airspeed, Altitude, and VSI, magnetically slaved all-attitude compass, HSI, solid state AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System), a 12-channel GPS navigation engine, and high-resolution 3D terrain. A built-in digital autopilot with altitude hold and ILS capture, a full air data computer with fuel burn and fuel totalizing functions, a flight planning system and digital monitoring of up to 32 engine gauges are also included. The built-in flight recorder and the new flight performance software monitor flights, engine performance, and more.
FSMLabs patented hard real-time virtualization technology decouples the POSIX RTCore real-time kernel from an embedded Linux (or BSD UNIX) client operating system that is preemptible by time critical code. Developers can control motors, acquire data, and move packets in real time, while taking advantage of the enterprise software platform provided by Linux.
The Linux system provides an enterprise-class platform operating system with a set of development tools, networking and storage, and security, all running under the modular POSIX API hard real-time RTCore kernel.