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LynxSecure Provides Safe & Secure Foundation for ETAS Autosar Adaptive Platform

Nuremberg, Germany, February 27, 2018 – Lynx Software Technologies, a world leader in safe and secure systems development, and ETAS, a leader in innovative embedded software solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that, together with Robert Bosch GmbH, they are jointly working to provide the safe and secure hypervisor foundation for the ETAS RTA-VRTE platform software solution incorporating the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform standard. RTA-VRTE supports the next generation of cross-domain and vehicle computer ECUs being introduced in upcoming vehicles. ETAS is offering an early access package for the RTA-VRTE platform including training and consulting to help users get started quickly.

Lynx and ETAS first announced their collaboration in March 2017 at the Embedded World conference in Nuremberg. Under this developing partnership, ETAS has added the LynxSecure Separation Kernel Hypervisor to its automotive software stack, for significantly enhanced ECU and vehicle computer security and safe system separation for the next generation of domain controllers and vehicle computer ECUs.

Nigel Tracey, Head of RTA Solutions at ETAS, commented, “We are delighted to announce the first tangible fruits of our partnership with Lynx after just one year.” He continued, “Lynx’s recent announcement that LynxSecure was immune to Meltdown and provides considerable mitigation against Spectre demonstrates conclusively that we selected the right partner to take us forward to our objective of delivering vehicle computer platform software that is safe and secure by design.”

John Blevins, Director of Products at Lynx Software Technologies added, “Widespread roll-out of connected, electrified and autonomous vehicles requires the introduction of cross-domain and vehicle computer ECUs. These ECUs require a strong foundation of trust in their safety and security. To build that trust, they need to be secured from the vulnerabilities and exploits that have plagued the history of computing. I believe that ETAS and Lynx together have produced a platform for high performance vehicle computers that is secure by design and effectively supports innovation.”

ETAS is supporting LynxSecure with a version of the RTA-BSW AUTOSAR solution, the RTA-VRTE AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform and the ESCRYPT embedded security solution to run within the lightweight isolated virtual machine containers of LynxSecure. This combination forms a complete software platform, available from ETAS, designed to address real time automotive use-cases which demand the highest level of safety and security.

The LynxSecure Separation Kernel allows powerful multi-core microprocessor-based hardware to be partitioned and isolated into different virtual machines allowing software applications to co-exist while providing freedom from interference. The LynxSecure Separation Kernel technology also offers the LynxSecure Application virtual machine containers. These bare-metal virtual machines are highly efficient allowing application code to run directly on the microprocessor without the need for a guest operating system.

About Lynx Software Technologies
Lynx Software Technologies develops advanced high assurance and safe system development platforms that empower 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 virtualization solution 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.


Lynx Software Technologies is a trademark and LynxOS is a registered trademark of Lynx Software Technologies, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders.

About ETAS
ETAS provides innovative solutions for the development of embedded systems for the automotive industry and other sectors of the embedded industry. As a systems provider, ETAS supplies a multifaceted portfolio that covers the range from integrated tools and tool solutions to engineering services, consulting, training, and support. Holistic IoT security solutions are offered via ETAS subsidiary ESCRYPT. Established in 1994, ETAS GmbH is a 100-percent subsidiary of the Bosch Group, with international subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. For more information, visit

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