SYSGO Rolls Out PikeOS Board Support Package for Kontron AM4100 AMC

SYSGO announced the availability of a PikeOS Board Support Package for Kontron’s AM4100, an AdvancedMC (AMC) board using the MPC8641D dual-core processor based on the latest generation of Freescale’s E600 core. The PikeOS BSP has been developed to be used in a multi-application system for an avionics equipment to be certified to DO178B.

“Multi-core processors are going to be used more and more and SYSGO has already the experience of supporting different PikeOS kernels in different cores,” Jacques Brygier, Vice President Marketing SYSGO AG, expressed. “This new port of PikeOS is another evidence of our commitment to provide the most up to date solutions to our customer, especially in the avionics area where this board is being considered.”

PikeOS is an embedded systems platform where multiple virtual machines can run simultaneously in a secure environment. The secure virtualisation technology allows multiple OS APIs to run concurrently on one machine. Several personalities needed in avionics are available such as POSIX with TCP/IP, Java, and ARINC/APEX, including a full ARINC 653 scheduler. Using PikeOS personalities allows a clear separation of applications in different partitions, thus meeting the needs of a multi-application system with different levels of criticality, depending on each application. PikeOS has been ported to the MPC8641D processor on Kontron’s AM4100 that supports both asymmetric and symmetric multi-processing.

“The virtualization technology of PikeOS fits perfectly with the capabilities of the dual-core MPC8641D on our AM4100 AMC board.”, said Irene Hahner, Product Manager at Kontron. “We are excited that SYSGO can provide this leading-edge technology in the fields of avionics and other safety-critical environments together with the AM4100 AMC board.”

The PikeOS port for Kontron’s AM4100 AMC board is available immediately. PikeOS also supports the three families x86, PowerPC and MIPS processors. The supported personalities are the PikeOS Native, ARINC-653, Linux, POSIX and OSEK, as well as personalities involving partners or third-parties like Java, Ada, µITRON, CoDeSys®, VxWorks® and FidelityVCF(tm).

About Kontron
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communication solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-on-Modules, SBCs/blades, open-modular platforms and systems, HMIs, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance and was awarded 2006 Intel Member of the Year. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”.

SYSGO specializes in design, implementation and configuration of device software for the embedded market. In addition to PikeOS(tm), SYSGO’s real-time operating system and virtualization solution for safety-critical systems, and ELinOS(tm), SYSGO’s embedded Linux development environment, the company offers development of device drivers, board support packages and firmware. SYSGO also supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification for safety-critical applications. Target markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Network Infrastructure. SYSGO customers include DaimlerChrysler, EADS Airbus, EADS Military Air Systems, Honeywell, Thales, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, Siemens and Rohde & Schwarz. Today, the company has six facilities in Europe, including Germany, France and UK and offers a global distribution and support network, especially in the US and Japan.

SYSGO, ELinOS, PikeOS, CODEO, COGNITO, and other SYSGO products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYSGO AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world.