Lynx announces LynxOS-178 compliance with FACE™ 3.0 specifications
San Jose, California, March 11, 2020 – Lynx Software Technologies, an innovator in modern platform...
Three fundamental shifts are occurring across the automotive industry:
The shift from gas driven engines to electric vehicles.
This means new suppliers and technologies, as there are fewer ties to legacy software, processor technologies, and manufacturers that are deployed in traditional combustion engines.
The move toward self driving vehicles.
Automation dramatically increases the amount of sensing, connectivity, and processing technology in vehicles. Prototypes for level 4 autonomous vehicles are harnessing chips that typically used in server infrastructure. Companies are positioning to be the technology of choice as OEMs focus on improving footprint, power, and cost.
The forecast decrease of car ownership.
As a result of app-based transportation, vehicles being used closer to 100% of the time vs single digits. The debate is whether the number of vehicles will (a) increase, as they will need to be replaced more frequently, or (b) decrease, as consumers may require fewer personal vehicles. What the industry does agree on is the need to adopt more modular architectures.
Modern vehicles now contain more lines of code (LOC) than aircraft, threatening to raise developer costs, delay production, and impair operational safety.
Electronic control units (ECUs)
Lines of code
Out of 5 levels of autonomy
The market's desire to drive down cost, power, and form factor means that next-generation ECUs are being based on high performance, heterogeneous system on chips (SoCs). At the same time, there is the need to provide the smartphone user experience demanded by consumers while provably separating internet-connected infotainment systems from critical safety applications. Enabling this type of updatable functionality without sacrificing platform integrity requires taking a modular approach to software and hardware.
Lynx enables its automotive customers and partners to meet these challenges with LYNX MOSA.ic™, providing developers and system integrators with software technologies that securely and safely combine the deterministic benefits of real-time applications with the plethora of applications available in the Android and Linux domains.
Lynx has enabled high availability, robust platforms for thirty years. The rigors placed on us in the avionics and defense market have ensured that we lock down functionality such that one process simply cannot interfere with another. In the automotive domain, our separation kernel provides the software foundation that enables customers to mix and match Linux, real-time, and proprietary software in a highly predictive way.
Software stacks are highly complex. Lynx is makes it easier for companies across the automotive value chain to access the key foundational elements on which they can build their own value-added, highly differentiated components by foregoing the traditional centralized platform stack in place of a simpler, distributed systems architecture.
Our partnership with Bosch ETAS is a critical step, but we are not stopping there; our roadmap is specially focused on helping companies build robust software stacks for autonomous platforms. Look for more news later in 2020.
Together with Robert Bosch GmbH, Lynx and ETAS provide a safe, secure, and adaptable foundation for the ETAS RTA-VRTE platform software solution. RTA-VRTE incorporates the AUTOSAR Adaptive standard and supports the next generation of cross-domain and vehicle computer ECUs being introduced into upcoming vehicles. Under this partnership, ETAS includes the foundational processor partitioning system of LYNX MOSA.ic to its automotive software stack to significantly enhance ECU and vehicle computer security as well as safe system separation of domain controllers and vehicle computer ECUs.
Through LYNX MOSA.ic, ETAS supports the RTA-BSW AUTOSAR solution, the RTA-VRTE AUTOSAR Adaptive platform, and the ESCRYPT embedded security solution, which run within the lightweight isolated rooms. This combination forms a complete and highly adaptable software platform designed to address real time automotive use-cases requiring the highest levels of safety and security.