Press Releases

Railway & Transportation

SYSGO and UniControls build safe and secure Railway Platform

At the Berlin rail fair InnoTrans, SYSGO and UniControls agreed on the development of a joint COTS (Commercial-of-the-Shelf) platform for the railway industry targeting the highest safety level. With CS-C01, UniControls contributes a Freescale QorlQ P3041 Quadcore communication processor based hardware, which is supported by SYSGO’s hypervisor PikeOS. PikeOS already runs on Freescale’s P3041DS Hydra and is certified to the highest level SIL 4 of the railway safety standard EN 50128. UniControls offers the new modular product line Uni SmartLine for railway infrastructure and on-board electronics based on 3U format.

Uni SmartLine

UniControls has introduced a new product line covering wide range of railway industry needs. It is based on the quad core CPU P3041 incorporating all advantages of the computing platform offering a wide range of extension cards. As a completion of the current UNITRACK Systems it represents UniControl’s answer on the latest market demand. 

New Product Line thanks to EU Research Project

The system development was supported by results from a research project SESAMO. For the first phase of the project, SYSGO has provided its Embedded Linux development environment ELinOS. During the SESAMO project, security aspects were evaluated. It resulted in the support of proven security on-chip features and a preliminary security report.

For next phase, PikeOS support was granted. The PikeOS hypervisor brings partitioning and clear separation of software on a central CS-C01 card targeting SIL 4 safety level. Communication and data flow between the applications and the outside world are controlled by the PikeOS microkernel. In addition to functional safety, this allows a review of the IT Security up to Common Criteria EAL 5/6.

First use case in the ‚Embedded Safety and Security Interface’ (ESSI) shows how balanced security measures could support functional safety.


The EN 50128 certified hypervisor PikeOS will be available on CS-C01 end of October 2014.

About PikeOS

PikeOS is a hypervisor intended for embedded systems with safety and security requirements. With real-time, virtualization and partitioning, it provides all the features needed to build today’s multi-functional and high-integrated devices. The PikeOS architecture creates a foundation for critical systems allowing official approval by the authorities in reference to safety and security standards. PikeOS is the only European software platform for smart devices in the Internet-of-Things.

More information at

PikeOS RTOS & Hypervisor

RTOS & Hypervisor

Learn more

PikeOS for MPU

PikeOS for MPU

Learn more

ELinOS Embedded Linux

Embedded Linux

Learn more

Need more Information?

Contact us