Technology demonstration follows partnership between ETAS and Lynx
San Jose, California, and Reading, UK, 17th May 2017 – Combining certified safety-critical software platforms with the award-winning LynxSecure Separation Kernel Hypervisor is allowing developers in regulated safety industries to use military-grade security technology to protect safety-certified systems from malicious attack. Combining the FAA certified LynxOS-178 RTOS with LynxSecure was the first example of this protection strategy, used in avionics and transportation applications. In March, Lynx announced a collaboration with ETAS to help secure autonomous and connected vehicles, and the demonstration of that combined technology will be a focus for Lynx Software Technologies at IoT World, Booth 731 on May 17th and 18th in Santa Clara, CA, and IoT World Europe, Stand 46 on June 13th-15th in London, UK.
At both IoT World in Santa Clara and IoT World Europe in London, Lynx will demonstrate how the highly efficient LynxSecure Application bare metal virtual machine technology is used to integrate the classic AUTOSAR environment provided by the ETAS RTA-BSW. This demo illustrates how existing AUTOSAR software can be integrated into a powerful DC/VC ECU, while providing the necessary safety, security, and freedom from interference that the most demanding applications require. It can be seen how the safety-critical LynxSecure Application partition running RTA-BSW and associated AUTOSAR application software continues to function flawlessly, even when other virtual machine partitions are restarted.
The LynxSecure Application virtual machine containers will also be used to host the critical security components in strongly isolated partitions. This will allow security services such as intrusion detection, firewalls, key management, etc. to be separated from the rest of the system while providing a smaller trusted code-base footprint which is the foundation for ensuring the highest levels of safety and security.
The demonstration was created under a recently announced collaboration between Lynx and ETAS under which ETAS is supporting LynxSecure with a version of the RTA-BSW AUTOSAR solution and the ESCRYPT embedded security solution to run within the lightweight isolated virtual machine containers of LynxSecure. This combination forms a complete platform designed to address real-time use-cases which demand the highest level of safety and security.
For further information on the relationship between Lynx and ETAS please visit http://www.lynx.com/etas-and-lynx-software-technologies-collaborate/
About RTA Solutions
ETAS RTA Solutions has a long and trusted heritage of supporting the automotive industry with series production platform software. RTA solutions has offered the smallest and fastest automotive operating system for the last 20 years. Today, RTA Solutions provides a complete AUTOSAR basic software stack, RTA-BSW. The RTA Solutions basic software components have been deployed in more than 1.2 billion ECUs to date with millions of new ECUs being produced each week.
The LynxSecure Separation Kernel hypervisor brings unique protection characteristics to intelligent devices, gateways, and cloud infrastructure. It combines military-grade security with hard real-time scheduling, offering unique differentiation against traditional virtualization solutions. The separation kernel and “Type-0” hypervisor is an award-winning bare-metal architecture, designed from the ground up, that differentiates from type 1 hypervisors by removing the un-needed functionality from the “security sensitive” hypervisor mode, yet virtualizes guest OSes in a tiny stand-alone package. LynxSecure provides an independent runtime environment and libraries to build high assurance LynxSecure Applications (LSAs) that run directly on the CPU cores without relying on the assistance of a guest operating system. LSAs are extremely useful for computing environments that require assurance that application logic is correct. By removing the complex dependencies on an operating system, verifying correctness of these high assurance applications becomes drastically simpler.
About Lynx Software Technologies
Through precision engineering, Lynx Software Technologies develops advanced kernel technology that empowers innovative companies to create the safest, most secure systems in the world. Lynx is committed to providing the highest levels of safety and security in its Virtualization and RTOS products. The latest product in the portfolio, the award-winning LynxSecure offers a secure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that forms a platform for the development of highly secure systems. Since it was established in 1988, Lynx Software Technologies has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading automotive, communications, avionics, aerospace, medical, and transportation companies. Lynx headquarters are located in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit www.lynx.com.
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