SYSGO Company News


SYSGO Company News

Klein-Winternheim, Germany,

SYSGO will demonstrate various applications of its real-time operating system PikeOS at the embedded world 2019 trade show and conference, held from February 26 to 28 in Nuremberg, Germany. The operating system, which is the only one with a separation kernel certified to Common Criteria EAL 3+, will be demonstrated in various systems for the avionics, automotive and industrial (IIoT) industries. By strictly separating applications from each other, PikeOS ensures both functional safety and IT security, as well as hosting critical and non-critical applications on the same multicore platform.

The highlight of SYSGO's demonstration is a state-of-the-art avionics application from Thales. This system based on PikeOS includes an Ada-based flight management software for aircraft which, despite its complexity, is DO-178C DAL-B certifiable. The application runs on NXP T2080 SoC with ARINC 653, Ada and PikeOS Native partitions. This embedded FMS communicates with Thales simulation environment through Ethernet links and relies on a Certifiable IP Stack (CIP) developed by SYSGO.

In the automotive demonstrator, three typical use cases are presented: first the consolidation of multiple domain applications of different levels of criticality running on the same multicore platform, based on Renesas RCAR H3 SoC; secondly, the live detection of cyber-attacks relying on an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) module; and lastly, individual and independent restart of partitions. In addition, the demonstrator shows GPU and screen sharing by using Renesas SoC’s GPU hardware virtualisation capabilities. Once again, PikeOS separation kernel guarantees that cyber-attacks, or malfunctions in untrusted applications cannot impact safety-critical functions running on the same hardware platform.

In the safety & security area in Hall 4A, SYSGO presents a programmable logic controller (PLC) with a connection to cloud services, in which PikeOS guarantees that an attack originating from the cloud can in no way impair the critical applications of the PLC.

Since both functional safety and cybersecurity must be guaranteed over the entire equipment life cycle, which is usually very long for embedded systems, SYSGO also demonstrates how PikeOS can be used to secure the software update processes. PikeOS thus supports efforts of the automotive industry to offer to its customers the possibility to deploy additional functions and services in the field. PikeOS enables updates of non-critical applications. For instance, entertainment systems, as well as a cloud connector in a PLC can be upgraded during operation, with no effect on other running applications. In addition, the update process is reliably protected against hacker attacks.

In the embedded world conference program, Dr. Sergey Tverdyshev, SYSGO's Director Research & Technology, will talk about "Developing a mixed-critical AUTOSAR Adaptive ECU with Safety & Security by Design" on February 27 at 11:30 in the NCC East.

Find SYSGO at embedded world 2019:
Hall 4, Booth 4-534
Hall 4A, Booth 4A-303

SYSGO is the leading European manufacturer of embedded operating systems, supporting safety and security critical applications in the aerospace, automotive, railway and IIoT industries for more than 25 years. The company develops and maintains PikeOS®, the world's first SIL 4 certified real-time operating system and hypervisor on multi-core. SYSGO's PikeOS separation kernel has been certified according to Common Criteria EAL 3+ and is currently the only real-time operating system worldwide that holds a CC certification for its separation performance. Being certified to the strictest standards, PikeOS® enables application development following the “Safe & Secure by Design" principle. For less critical systems, SYSGO also offers ELinOS, an industrial grade Linux distribution with real-time extensions for embedded systems.

SYSGO works closely with customers throughout the product life cycle and supports clients such as Samsung, Airbus, Thales, Continental, etc. in the formal certification of software according to international standards for functional safety and IT security. Headquartered in Klein-Winternheim near Frankfurt, Germany, SYSGO has subsidiaries in France, the Czech Republic and the UK and maintains a world-wide distribution network. The company is part of the European Thales Group.

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