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SYSGO's PikeOS supports GE's rugged bCOM6-L1400 COM Express Module

SYSGO, a leading supplier of software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security embedded applications, announced today the availability of its SSV (Safe & Secure Virtualization) RTOS PikeOS on GE Intelligent Platforms’ rugged bCOM6-L1400 COM Express module. A demonstration of PikeOS capabilities on the bCOM6-L1400 device is available at GE Developers conference that takes place at the GE Research Center in Garching, near Munich, on June 13, 2013.

The bCOM6-L1400 is based on Intel® Core™ i7 processor and can support multiple independent displays in a wide variety of commercial, industrial, transportation and defense applications in a broad range of embedded computing environments, covering all market segments currently served by the SYSGO offering.

The bCOM6-L1400 is the result of GE’s extensive experience and expertise in the design and development of rugged COM Express modules. Customers can choose between dual-core or quad-core processor depending on the price/performance/power combination they need for their application. The bCOM6-L1400 has been designed to be deployed in the harshest, most challenging environments that are subject to extremes of temperature, vibration, shock and contaminants.

“Many embedded systems customers require the highest level of reliability – often up to full certification according to major industry safety standards,” said Tommy Swigart, Product Manager at GE Intelligent Platforms. “The availability of PikeOS on the bCOM6-L1400 can help them create a solution that meets their needs for their safety-critical systems.” 

With PikeOS, SYSGO is addressing a new generation of embedded safety, security and reliability requirements across a range of markets. What makes PikeOS unique is that it has been designed to be both an RTOS and a hypervisor. PikeOS provides all the functionality required by hard real-time applications, and is very scalable and flexible to support a wide range of executive environments (also called Guest OS). PikeOS is the first certified hypervisor of the market and makes developers’ life easier by providing the same core components and tools whatever their requirements are in terms of hardware support, type of application and certification needs.

PikeOS running on bCOM6-L1400 will be demonstrated at the GE Developers Conference in Garching on June 13, 2013. A presentation explaining the functionality of PikeOS, “Software Partitioning for Safety and Security Critical Devices”, will be made by Matthias Loetzke, Director User Experience at SYSGO, during this conference.

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PikeOS is an RTOS (Real-Time Operating System) built upon the Safe and Secure Virtualization (SSV) technology that enables multiple operating system interfaces, called Guest OS, to work safely and securely on separate sets of resources within a single machine. PikeOS has the largest range of supported Guest OS of the market, including PikeOS Native, ARINC 653, Linux, POSIX®, Certified POSIX®, Android™, RTEMS, AUTOSAR, iTRON and others. 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 single- and multi-core processor architectures. 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/C, IEC 61508, EN 50128, IEC 62304 or ISO 26262, is MILS compliant, and is currently involved in various security standard Common Criteria EAL certification projects.

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