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Porting PikeOS to NOEL-V and LEON: SYSGO and Cobham Gaisler extend Cooperation around RISC-V

RISC-V international members SYSGO and Cobham Gaisler, the design center of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), have announced today at the RISC-V Summit their collaboration to deliver SYSGO's hypervisor-based real-time operating system, PikeOS, ported onto Cobham Gaisler's IP cores NOEL-V and LEON.

The porting of PikeOS will provide Cobham Gaisler's customers with a robust and proven real-time operating system for certifiable applications in avionics, railway, automotive, (industrial) internet of things, and medical. SYSGO is working with Cobham Gaisler's debug monitor GRMON, so embedded developers can build and debug target applications on the real hardware. It supports LEON2, LEON3, LEON4, LEON5 and NOEL-V processors; LEON is based on the SPARC-v8 architecture, and NOEL-V is an implementation of the open Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) RISC-V.

"Porting PikeOS to our LEON and NOEL-V platforms allows our customers to easily develop certified applications and combine applications of different criticality on the same hardware," said Daniel Hellström, Head of the Software Section at Cobham Gaisler. "In addition, the PikeOS hypervisor is EAL 3+ certified, thus combining safety and security on one platform.”

As a European product, PikeOS is free of export restrictions and is therefore particularly suitable for companies with global operations. For SYSGO, this collaboration is a further important step into the space market, in which the LEON architecture occupies a leading position.

"We are very pleased to be working with Cobham Gaisler to bring together leading European technologies for today's global markets," said Franz Walkembach, VP Marketing & Alliances at SYSGO. "Further, this fits well into our strategy to support all major processor architectures."

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About Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is the largest provider of analog and radiation hardened technology for the United States aerospace and defense industry. With a broad portfolio of off-the-shelf and customized RF, microwave and high reliability microelectronic products and subsystems, CAES offers a complete range of solutions for the entire signal chain from aperture to digital conversion. 

Colleen Cronin
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
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