SYSGO Ports PikeOS for AMCC 440 PowerPC

SYSGO AG, the global supplier of highly reliable device software, has released a PikeOS port for the AMCC (NASDAQ: AMCC) 440 PowerPC family. PikeOS is SYSGO’s trend-setting paravirtualization real-time operating system. With the release of the AMCC 440 port, SYSGO now provides support for the entire AMCC 400 product line. The AMCC 400 family is an industry-leading set of processors that’s used widely in high-performance networking and storage applications, among many others.

“We are very pleased that PikeOS is now available for our customers,” said Charlie Ashton, AMCC’s Director of Software. “With its virtualization technology and high level of security, PikeOS offers the user a powerful, modern and more versatile operating system paradigm for real-time applications.”

PikeOS is a powerful real-time operating system that is based on a partition microkernel. It supports heterogeneous software architectures that contain multiple additional operating systems and runtime environments, such as Linux, POSIX, ARINC 653, Java, VxWorks and Ada. With PikeOS, a relatively uncritical Linux-based part of an application, such as a graphical monitoring system, may run in one partition, with a high-throughput protocol stack running in another partition. With its support for multiple operating systems and run-time environments, PikeOS can support a combination of legacy software and new software, all running on one CPU; it is therefore very effective as an operating system for migration to new environments, while allowing the continued use of older software. PikeOS supports inter-partition communications, but one partition cannot corrupt another.

The PikeOS partitioning system, in conjunction with its internal protection mechanisms, provides the highest available level of safety and security.

“AMCC is a very important supplier of high-performance PowerPC processors for a broad variety of applications. With the availability of PikeOS for the AMCC 440 processor family, users will have an operating system to match the high performance levels of the 440 processors,” said Walter Grossgarten, Partner Manager at SYSGO. “We are happy to offer PikeOS for the AMCC 440 and to work with AMCC and its customers.”

About AMCC
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. AMCC products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading network and communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC’s corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.

SYSGO is specialized in design, implementation and configuration of device software for the embedded market. Besides SYSGO’s real-time operating system solution for safety-critical systems, PikeOS and the Embedded Linux development environment, ELinOS, SYSGO offers the development of device drivers, board support packages and firmware. SYSGO also supports its international customers with services for Embedded Linux, real-time and certification for safety-critical applications. The target markets are Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Consumer Electronic and Network Infrastructure. SYSGO’s customers include DaimlerChrysler, EADS Airbus, EADS Military Air Systems, Honeywell, IBM, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins as well as Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO AG was founded in Mainz, Germany, in 1991 and was reincorporated as a joint stock company in October 2002. Today, the company has six facilities in Germany and Europe and provides a global distribution network.