SAN JOSE, Calif., 16 August 2006. LynuxWorks Inc. has introduced a LynxOS-178 RTOS board support package (BSP) for Extreme Engineering Solutions' XPedite6032 single-board computer. It marks the first time that Extreme Engineering's aerospace hardware platform has been supported by a certifiable DO-178B safety-critical operating system.
LynxOS-178 is an open standards-based operating system designed to fulfill the needs of multi-thread and multi-process applications in the aerospace industry.
XPedite6032 is suited for aerospace conditions. such as extended temperature, shock, and vibration environments that require high bandwidth and processing performance.
XPedite6032, a ruggedized, small form factor MPC7447A-based board solution, includes a conduction cooled 3U Compact PCI (cPCI) that tolerates extended shock. XPedite6032 targets the Freescale Semiconductor MPC7447A embedded PowerPC Processor and is capable of operating at up to 85 degrees C at the external thermal interface, without forced air flow.
LynxOS-178, which became the first embedded operating system to receive Reusable Software Component (RSC) acceptance from the FAA in March 2006, offers developers an RTOS certifiable to DO-178B level A, the interoperability benefits of POSIX, and support for the ARINC 653 Application EXecutive (APEX).