LynxSecure extends Virtualization features
With multicore architecture now becoming a standard part of high-performance embedded systems, designers find that they can lower costs and reduce the component count by combining multiple applications into a single hardware and software development project. Using virtualization technology, a hypervisor isolates and allocates system resources between operating environments so that a single multicore system can simultaneously support real-time, general-purpose, and legacy software. Extending their current virtualization platform, LynuxWorks recently released version 5.0 of the LynxSecure separation kernel and hypervisor to boost performance for fully virtualized guest operating systems (OSes) and offering 64-bit and symmetric multi-processing (SMP) guest OS virtualization support. LynxSecure 5.0 features a new secure device virtualization mechanism, managed from a secure partition, to allow limited physical devices to be virtualized and shared between guest OSes. Another key feature is the ability to run fully-virtualized, 64-bit guest OSes such as Windows 7, Linux, and Solaris OSes across multiple cores while managed by the security of LynxSecure. The new release adds support for the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Atom processors and is available now.