The new 3.2 release of PikeOS expands the scope of this SSV (Safe and Secure Virtualization) based RTOS product to new hardware platforms, new Guest OSs, and new functionality across existing features.
The most significant new items in this release include:
- SMP functionality extended to ARM, PPC_e500/QorlQ, PPC_OEA/e600 and SPARC architectures
- New Linux personality with performance improvements, SMP capable and updated to ELinOS 5.1 using kernel 2.6.34
- New Android Personality on ARM and x86
- C++ support and general performance improvements for SMP capable POSIX personality
- Linux personality for SPARC/Leon architecture
- Extended ARM Cortex A9 and Thumb instruction set support
- Multi-core tracing and debugging enhancements
- Toolchain update from GCC 3.4 to 4.4
- New plug-ins and various enhancements of CODEO IDE
- Update of CODEO IDE substructure from Eclipse 3.4 to 3.6
- Extended host platform support to Linux 64 bit and Windows 64 bit, including Windows 7
"We saw in 2010 the confirmation of the strong interest in PikeOS since its introduction to the market as COTS product in 2005", said Jacques Brygier, VP Marketing of SYSGO."Almost all major RTOS vendors have since joined the trend of embedded virtualization, but PikeOS remains ahead of the pack with a unique technology designed from ground-up to address the most stringent requirements in terms of safety and security. The 3.2 release demonstrates once again the flexibility and scalability of the product with SMP support of new architectures and new Personality like Android."
The PikeOS 3.2 release is available in March 2011.
PikeOS is built upon the Safe and Secure Virtualization (SSV) technology that enables multiple operating system interfaces, called Personalities, to work on separate sets of resources within a single machine. PikeOS has the largest range of supported Guest OSs of the market, including PikeOS Native, ARINC 653, Linux, POSIX, Certified POSIX, RTEMS, and many others (for example a Windows Personality is currently being developed). The PikeOS microkernel architecture allows it to be used in cost sensitive, resource constrained devices as well as large, complex systems. The simplicity and compactness of the PikeOS design results in real-time performance that competes head-to-head with conventional proprietary RTOS solutions. PikeOS supports many different single- and multi-core processor architectures such as x86, PowerPC, MIPS, ARM, SPARC or SH. Support of multi-core offers a flexible approach to the user who can select an execution model ranging from a pure AMP (Asymmetric Multi-Processing) to full SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing). PikeOS is certifiable to safety standards like DO-178B, IEC 61508 or EN 50128, is MILS-compliant, and is currently involved in various security standard Common Criteria's EAL certification projects.
More information at www.sysgo.com/pikeos