adaptable platforms, traceable platforms, modular platforms, heterogeneous platforms, deterministic platforms, secure platforms

for this decade

PARALLEL DISRUPTIONS

Three fundamental shifts are occurring across the industry.

 

 

CONNECTED SYSTEMS

Instead of enclosed systems, they are increasingly being connected to cloud and/or other vehicles. This drives a need for ground vehicles to be resilient against cyber-attacks and less vulnerable in a cyber-contes
ted battlespace. This implies: 

•   Ability to send and receive encrypted
    messages across the vehicle data bus to
    securely update the firmware of electronic
    control units (ECUs)

•  Virtualization of hardware and software
    ground vehicle components

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.

CROSS DOMAIN

Cross Domain Solutions (CDS), also known as high-speed Guard solutions, are integrated software-hardware systems that make secure access to and exchange of sensitive data possible across networks between various levels of security classification, including incompatible security domains.

MANAGING SOFTWARE COMPLEXITY

Modern vehicles now contain more lines of code (LOC) than aircraft, threatening to raise developer costs, delay production, and impair operational safety.

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Market for armored vehicles in 2026

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US tactical vehicle accidents outside of combat

2025

Year for the first light electric vehicle demonstrator in US Army 

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE MUST ADAPT

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.

 

SECURE, DETERMINISTIC GATEWAYS

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.

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LYNX MOSA.IC™
AUTOMOTIVE DEMO

Lynx Director of Product Management Dave Beal demonstrates the LYNX MOSA.ic Automotive platform at Embedded World 2020.

WATCH VIDEO

 

AVIONICS-GRADE SAFETY

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.

 

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PARTNERSHIP WITH ETAS

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.

 

ARCHITECTURE & REFERENCE DESIGNS (3D VIEWS)