Lynx offers security-critical software support for Curtiss-Wright VPX6-187 embedded computing

Dec. 22, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 Dec. 2014. Lynx Software Technologies Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is offering a board support package (BSP) for the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions VPX6-187 rugged single board computer.
SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 Dec. 2014. Lynx Software Technologies Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is offering a board support package (BSP) for the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions VPX6-187 rugged single board computer.

The BSP is a part of the LynxOS 7 security-critical software real-time operating system (RTOS) from Lynx Software. The BSP adds embedded computing support for the Freescale Power Architecture QorIQ P4040/4080 System On a Chip multi-core processor.

The LynxOS 7 commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) real-time operating system provides open APIs to achieve medium-assurance security per the general purpose operating-system protection profile (GPOSPP). LynxOS 7 provides a layered approach to security adding functionality such as roles, capabilities, access controls, quotas, residual information protection, and self-test.

Curtiss-Wright's VPX6-187 can support to 8 gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, Serial ATA, and MIL-STD-1553 using Freescale's QorIQ P4080 processor with 8 E500MC Cores at speeds to 1.5 GHz.

Lynx Software has created a foundation on which to build ruggedized, high performance, multi-core, complex solutions with deterministic, hard real-time performance using open POSIX-conformant APIs, and state of the art security, company officials say.

For more information contact Lynx Software Technologies online at www.lynx.com, or Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions at www.cwcdefense.com.

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