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Lynx Software Technologies Announces Security Critical RTOS Support for Curtiss-Wright’s VPX6-187 Platform


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LynxOS 7 RTOS Supports Curtiss-Wright’s VPX6-187 Platform

SAN JOSE, CA – November 17, 2014 – Lynx Software Technologies, Inc., a world leader in the embedded safety and security software market, today announced the availability of its board support package (BSP) for the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions VPX6-187 rugged single board computer (SBC). The new BSP is a part of LynxOS 7, the latest release of the security critical RTOS (real-time operating system) from Lynx Software Technologies. The BSP brings the new LynxOS 7 security oriented RTOS to Curtiss-Wright’s VPX6-187 board, adding support for the Freescale® Power® Architecture QorIQ P4040/4080 System On a Chip multi-core processor.

LynxOS 7 is the first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) real-time operating system to provide open APIs to achieve medium-assurance security per the general purpose operating-system protection profile (GPOSPP). LynxOS 7 provides a layered approach to security adding functionality such as roles, capabilities, access controls, quotas, residual information protection, and self-test allowing applications to immediately design security into their products. LynxOS is already in millions of devices and this new functionality allows both existing and new customers to bring security to the forefront.

Curtiss-Wright’s VPX6-187 can support up to 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, Serial ATA, and MIL-STD-1553 using Freescale’s QorIQ P4080 processor with 8 E500MC Cores at speeds up to 1.5 GHz. This board represents a significant advancement in functionality and performance for rugged SBCs. With the release of the new BSP, Lynx Software Technologies has created a foundation on which to build ruggedized, high performance, multi-core, complex solutions with deterministic, hard real-time performance using open POSIX-conformant APIs, and state of the art security.

“With this latest BSP, we’re offering our LynxOS customers a migration path to next-generation Power Architecture QorIQ multi-core hardware resulting in more performance, more memory, and the ability to run more sophisticated applications on a security-oriented RTOS,” said John Blevins, director of Product Marketing at Lynx Software Technologies. “Customers that use Curtiss-Wright boards and our RTOS should feel confident that they are getting state of the art support for both their hardware and software combinations for all of their complex real-time applications, including both military and aerospace deployments.”

“With the availability of the new LynxOS 7 board support package, system designers gain a significant new option for speeding and lowering cost of developing security critical real-time applications,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions.

About LynxOS 7 RTOS
LynxOS 7.0 is a deterministic, hard real-time operating system that provides POSIX conformant API’s in a small footprint embedded kernel. LynxOS provides symmetric multi-processing support to fully take advantage of multi-core / multi-threaded processors. LynxOS 7.0 includes new toolchains, debuggers, and cross development host support. It contains networking support for long haul networks with TCP/IPV4, IPV6, 2G / 3G / 4G cellular, and WiMax communication stacks. It also supports the short-haul networks common with M2M applications such as 802.11 WiFi, ZigBee wireless mesh, and BlueTooth. LynxOS 7.0 provides open APIs including medium-assurance security per the general purpose operating-system protection profile (GPOSPP). LynxOS 7.0 supports the most popular reference targets in the Intel and PowerPC architectures, including the new Intel 4th Generation Core and the QorIQ processors.

About Lynx Software Technologies
Lynx Software Technologies, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable RTOS and software tools to embedded developers. The company’s LynxOS family of OSes offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. 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 high assurance 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 communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. Lynx headquarters are located in San Jose, CA.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit


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