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LynuxWorks introduces real-time software support for 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor

Posted by John Keller

SAN JOSE, Calif., 8 June 2013. Real-time software specialist LynuxWorks Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing support of the 4th Generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processor families for the company's major product lines, including LynxOS, LynxOS-178, and LynxSecure.

LynuxWorks introduced support for the 4th Generation Intel Core processor family this week together with Intel's introduction of the new chip.

LynxOS is a preemptive, deterministic, hard-real-time embedded operating system (RTOS) with a POSIX application interface. LynxOS-178 is a time and space partitioned version of LynxOS that is for safety-critical applications such as FAA certified avionics applications.

LynxSecure is a separation kernel and embedded type-0 hypervisor that provides an environment in which several guest operating systems and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity.

"The 4th generation Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors deliver a significant performance jump over their predecessors by combining 22-nanometer process technology with numerous core improvements including transactional synchronization extensions (TSX), next generation branch prediction, more instruction parallelism and more load/store bandwidth," says Robert Day, vice president of sales and marketing for LynuxWorks.

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The fourth generation of Intel Core processors uses Intel's 22-nanometer manufacturing process technology and focuses on improving the performance of the microarchitecture while lowering power requirements. Next generation branch prediction technology, deeper buffers for more instruction parallelism, and increased clock speeds combine to help increase performance while maintaining overall TDP.

"By supporting Intel Core i7 and i5 processors at launch, LynuxWorks continues to offer developers the opportunity to use the advanced has that Intel provides in each generation of our processors," says Sam Cravatta, product line manager at the Intel Intelligent Systems Group.

The fourth generation of processors are software compatible with previous IA-32 processors. These embedded processors are aimed at meeting the needs of developers in industrial, retail, medical, gaming, avionics, military, government, and energy industries, and when combined with one of LynuxWorks operating systems offers a platform for developing next generation embedded systems.

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