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PikeOS supports Dual-Core MPC8641D

SYSGO today announced the availability of a PikeOS Platform Support Package (PSP) for the Kontron AM4100 AdvancedMC board. The AdvancedMC (AMC) board uses the latest generation Freescale E600 core MPC8641D dual-core processor. With the new PSP, PikeOS forms the basis for a multi-application system in the aircraft, which will be DO-178B certified.

"Multi-core processors are increasingly being used and SYSGO already has experience in supporting multiple parallel PikeOS instances on a multi-core CPU," explains Jacques Brygier, Vice President Marketing of SYSGO. "This new port is further proof of our commitment to always provide the latest technical solutions to our customers, especially in avionics where this board is used."

PikeOS is an embedded systems platform that allows multiple virtual machines to run simultaneously in a protected environment. The secure virtualisation technology allows multiple operating system APIs to run simultaneously on one machine. Various PikeOS Personalities are available for avionics: POSIX including TCP/IP, Java and ARINC 653 including ARINC compatible time scheduler and health monitoring. The use of PikeOS Personalities enables a clear separation of applications in different partitions, so that the requirements of a multi-application system with applications of different criticality are met.

PikeOS has been ported to Kontron's AM4100 board for the MPC8641D processor, which supports both symmetric and asymmetric multi-processing. "PikeOS' virtualisation technology is a great fit for the capabilities of the dual-core MPC8641D on our AM4100 AMC board," said Irene Hahner, Product Manager at Kontron. "We are very pleased that SYSGO is offering this technology, which is leading in avionics and other safety-critical areas, on our AM4100 board."


The PikeOS port for Kontron's AM4100 AMC board is available now. PikeOS also supports the e200, e300, e500 and 4xx CPU cores of the PowerPC family, all x86 CPUs and various MIPS implementations. In addition to the PikeOS Native API, SYSGO's own personalities include ARINC 653, Linux, POSIX and OSEK, and partner products include Java, Ada, ITRON, CoDeSys®, VxWorks® and FidelityVCF™.

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About Kontron

Kontron designs and manufactures both standards-based and custom embedded and telecom solutions for OEMs, system integrators and application providers in a wide range of market segments. Kontron's development and manufacturing sites throughout Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region work together with a global sales and support organisation to help Kontron customers reduce their time-to-market and achieve competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-On-Modules, SBCs/Blades, open modular platforms and systems, HMIs and custom manufacturing. Kontron is a Premier Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance and was named "Intel Member of the Year" in 2006. Most recently, the company was named "Platinum Vendor" for "Embedded Boards" by VDC three times in a row. Kontron is listed in the German TecDAX under the security code "KBC".

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