Kontron and LynuxWorks release Intel COTS safety-critical platform

Kontron in San Diego and LynuxWorks released an Intel-based COTS platform for safety-critical, deterministic, real-time embedded applications, using the Kontron PENTXM2 single-board computer running the LynxOS-178 real-time operating system (RTOS).

Apr 1st, 2009

Kontron in San Diego and LynuxWorks released an Intel-based COTS platform for safety-critical, deterministic, real-time embedded applications, using the Kontron PENTXM2 single-board computer running the LynxOS-178 real-time operating system (RTOS). The Kontron PENTXM2 uses the 1.67 GHz dual-core Xeon, Intel’s advanced low-power x86 technology, combined with the Intel E7520 server-class memory controller hub (MCH). The PENTXM2 is available with up to 4GB of DDR2-400 SDRAM. When paired with the support of VITA 31.1 backplane networking, the PENTXM2’s VITA 38 intelligent platform management interface (IPMI) feature provides for easy scaling into a multiprocessing system. The PENTXM2 provides a dual SATA-150, a triple USB 2.0 port, and an EIDE interface for an onboard disk or compact-flash support. LynuxWorks LynxOS-178 RTOS offers the interoperability benefits of POSIX with support for the ARINC 653 APplication EXecutive (APEX) on a x86 platform. It has LynxOS, a mature UNIX-style operating system that was designed from the ground up for hard real-time determinism at its core, LynuxWorks officials say. For more information, visit www.kontron.com or www.lynuxworks.com.

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