MIPS Technologies introduced Release 5 (R5) of the MIPS architecture. R5 encompasses the MIPS32, MIPS64 and microMIPS instruction set architectures. The release incorporates important functionality including virtualization and SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) modules. Key features of the MIPS architecture R5 specification are available for licensing now. Several MIPS licensees already have products in development. These features are expected to be added to MIPS processors in the coming year.
LynuxWorks, TransLattice and Fritz Technologies teamed together to create a new platform for building cloud deployments in sensitive environments. The new platform is called S.E.C.U.R.E., which is short for Secure, Enterprise, Cross-Domain, Unified, Resilient Environment. The new S.E.C.U.R.E. platform solution is ideal for situations requiring secure hosting of applications, geographic redundancy of applications and data, and secure cross-domain transfer of information.
Power.org[tm], the open collaborative organization that enables, develops and promotes Power Architecture® technology, has finalized the Power ISA[tm] Version 2.06 Revision B, which allows multiple operating systems to run over multiple embedded cores providing the requisite isolation and protection while increasing performance through hardware virtualization. Power ISA is the base for all Power processor hardware and software.
SYSGO, leading supplier of software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications, announced the availability of its flagship product PikeOS for the LEON processor based platforms. RTEMS applications can run concurrently with PikeOS native, ARINC-653 and POSIX applications thanks to the safe and secure virtualization technology provided by PikeOS.
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, announced support for Microsoft Windows XP as a guest operating system for Wind River Hypervisor on Intel®-based platforms. Device and systems manufacturers can now run Windows XP simultaneously with other operating systems such as VxWorks or Wind River Linux on a single piece of silicon, to reduce their bill of materials, energy consumption and maintenance costs.
SYSGO, leading supplier of software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications, announces the new 3.1 release of its flagship product PikeOS, which offers the first multi-core implementation on the market which is part of a DO-178B certified code basis. PikeOS, the first SSV (Safe and Secure Virtualization) based product from SYSGO, continues to differentiate itself from its competitors. The new 3.1 release maintains one of the main benefits of PikeOS technology: the same core components are used whatever market segment is targeted, avionics, industrial automation, transportation, medical, etc. Contrary to others, application specifics are isolated within “Personalities”, a SYSGO concept that allows all PikeOS customers to benefit from the same software layers underneath, PikeOS System Software and PikeOS micro-kernel.
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, announced it will add the Virtutech product line to its embedded software product portfolio after the completion of Intel Corporation’s acquisition of Virtutech signed earlier this week. Virtutech, founded in 1998, is based in San Jose, Calif. and operates a development center in Stockholm, Sweden.
CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of Electronic System Virtualization[tm] software and services and a member of the ARM® Connected Community[tm], announced it is participating in the ARM Solution Center for Android, a collaborative resource for designers and developers of ARM technology-based products running on Android, the open source platform from the Open Handset Alliance[tm]. CoWare provides virtual platform solutions for Android-based product prototyping and software development. Comprehensive debug, analysis and test solutions are available for the full Android software stack running at real-time speed on the virtual board.
Bertin Technologies, a developer of innovative high technology systems, has been granted ISO/IEC 15408 security certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 5 (EAL 5) for its polyXene operating system, which incorporates virtualization technology from VirtualLogix, both companies announced. The certification, an internationally recognized standard, ensures that the polyXene operating system can achieve a high level of security in a wide range of IT applications.