SYSGO Unveils PikeOS Board Support Package for Freescale MPC8379EMDS

SYSGO announced the availability of a PikeOS Board Support Package for Freescale MPC8379EMDS, a Modular Development System (MDS) board using the MPC8379e, a PowerQUICC® II Pro Communications Processor based on a high performance Power Architecture(tm) e300 core. PikeOS has been ported to the MPC8379e processor on Freescale’s MPC8379EMDS that provides high integration that simplifies board design and provides a cost effective solution for critical applications such as network attached storage.

“A growing number of applications are driving the need for highly integrated and cost effective solutions that deliver high performance”, declared Jacques Brygier, Vice President Marketing SYSGO AG. “This new port of PikeOS is the answer to customers who want the right solution in terms of powerful networking capabilities and quick access to storage devices combined with flexibility and high level of security.”

PikeOS is an embedded systems platform where multiple virtual machines can run simultaneously in a secure environment. The secure virtualization 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.

“The innovative technology of PikeOS fits nicely with the capabilities of our PowerQUICC® II Pro Communications Processor.”, said Katie Butler, marketing manager at Freescale Semiconductor. “We are pleased to have SYSGO providing this leading-edge technology in the fields of avionics and other industrial based environments where security is required.”

The PikeOS port for Freescale’s MPC837XEMDS 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).

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.

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