At ESC Boston, Aonix and Sysgo introduce embedded Ada development system with support for PikeOS

BOSTON, 28 September 2006. Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, and Sysgo, a European vendor of reliable device software, have released ObjectAda real-time Raven version 8.2 during the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Sep 28th, 2006

BOSTON, 28 September 2006. Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, and Sysgo, a European vendor of reliable device software, have released ObjectAda real-time Raven version 8.2 during the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

For Intel-based Linux platforms targeting PowerPC/PikeOS, ObjectAda is designed with an enhanced compiler and debug technology that works with PikeOS, Sysgo's real-time separation microkernel technology for safety-critical systems, to separate DO-178B Level A certifiable code from other portions of the application.

The solution makes full use of PikeOS' virtualization capabilities, enabling real-time applications, such as Ada and traditional Linux, to run reliably side-by-side in different partitions.

PikeOS controls microkernel access to the hardware and allows multiple software partitions to execute on a single CPU with strict separation between them. Each partition can either run application programs or an entire operating system, such as Linux, POSIX or ARINC653.

ObjectAda real-time Raven for Intel/Linux targeting PowerPC/PikeOS is an embedded Ada development system that aids engineers in building applications in a Linux environment for deployment in appropriately configured partitions of PikeOS running on a PowerPC platform.

The product consists of a compliant ACATS 2.5 Ada 95 compiler with a build/bind tool, library tool, and debugger. It also is delivered with a predefined program library that conforms to the Ravenscar profile subset of the full predefined language. It is compatible with PikeOS 1.3 and the PowerPC OEA CPU architecture.

ObjectAda real-time Raven 8.2 Intel/Linux targeting PowerPC/PikeOS is scheduled for general availability within the next few months. Pricing for development seats is $15,000 with runtimes at $350 per target or less based on volume.

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