Lynx announces LynxOS-178 compliance with FACE™ 3.0 specifications
San Jose, California, March 11, 2020 – Lynx Software Technologies, an innovator in modern platform...
Earn the trust of our customers and stakeholders by working collaboratively with them in the delivery of industry-leading, safety-critical and secure platform technologies that accelerate the development and deployment of market-leading manned and autonomous systems.
Every day, millions of people worldwide benefit from products that rely on Lynx Software Technologies—from Internet and phone communications, to airline flight-control systems, office automation, and medical devices. Our vision is to enable a world where deployed autonomous systems are 100% safe, secure and trusted. Over 30 years of processor evolution, we have crafted and adapted platform architectures for builders of safety- and security-critical software systems, beginning with the LynxOS® real-time operating system (RTOS), which was one of the first operating systems to leverage hardware memory protection capabilities. Featuring a state-of-the-art, scalable real-time thread execution model, LynxOS offered a UNIX®-like user model and standard POSIX® interfaces to embedded developers.
LynxOS-178®—a 2nd Generation refinement of LynxOS—introduced kernel partitioning and ARINC API standards to the avionic development community. LynxOS-178® is developed and certified to the distinguished FAA DO-178C DAL A safety standard and received the first and only FAA Reusable Software Component certificate for an RTOS. LYNX MOSA.ic™ extends this proud history of innovation by leveraging CPU virtualization to further simplify and decentralize platform abstraction layers, providing a modular development & integration framework for rapidly building safe, secure, and reliable software systems out of independent application modules. An innovator in modern platform software technologies, Lynx provides the richest set of options for efficiently realizing robust, comprehensible software systems onto modern CPUs.
There is a tremendous amount at stake when procuring software platforms. Functionality, performance, compliance, sustainment, reuse, license restrictions, and transitive OEM license costs must all be considered, making it tremendously difficult to determine whether a platform can meet your project goals or not. From CPU architecture, to firmware, I/O services, standard APIs, and certification evidence, layers of complexity abound. Far too often, embedded projects agree to contracts before realizing that not all design and legal challenges have been effectively resolved.
Many projects have gaps, and it is far too common for vendors to either unwittingly or disingenuously sell standard products that do not satisfy the customer's real project goals—the larger the project, the more gaps exist (which often require collaborative efforts to solve, including partners). If vendors do not diligently study the needs of their customers and/or fail to provide precise and honest guidance, then customers can easily, unknowingly inherit a daunting amount of liability via a simple off the shelf license contract.
It is critical to us that we understand your specific goals, target environments, and unique design challenges. We promise to be transparent—to be forthcoming about technical gaps and to only provide recommendations that have been thoroughly verified. We have zero interest in creating added challenges for our customers through dishonest and/or haphazard business practices and will work tirelessly to deliver unparalleled lifetime value at fair and competitive cost.