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SYSGO expands SMP support to new architectures in new PikeOS 3.2 release

Press release from: SYSGO

Embedded World, Nuremberg – March 1, 2011

SYSGO, leading supplier of embedded software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications, announces today the new 3.2 release of its flagship product PikeOS, which extends SMP support from x86 to ARM, PowerPC and SPARC architectures, along with new SMP capable Linux Personality, performance improvements, and many enhancements in tools.

The new 3.2 release of PikeOS expands the scope of this SSV (Safe and Secure Virtualization) based RTOS product to new hardware platforms, new Guest OSs, and new functionality across existing features.

The most significant new items in this release include:
- SMP functionality extended to ARM, PPC_e500/QorlQ, PPC_OEA/e600 and SPARC architectures
- New Linux personality with performance improvements, SMP capable and updated to ELinOS 5.1 using kernel 2.6.34
- New Android Personality on ARM and x86
- C++ support and general performance improvements for SMP capable POSIX personality
- Linux personality for SPARC/Leon architecture
- Extended ARM Cortex A9 and Thumb instruction set support
- Multi-core tracing and debugging enhancements
- Toolchain update from GCC 3.4 to 4.4
- New plug-ins and various enhancements of CODEO IDE
- Update of CODEO IDE substructure from Eclipse 3.4 to 3.6
- Extended host platform support to Linux 64 bit and Windows 64 bit, including Windows 7

“We saw in 2010 the confirmation of the strong interest in PikeOS since its introduction to the market as COTS product in 2005”, said Jacques Brygier, VP Marketing of SYSGO.”Almost all major RTOS vendors have since joined the trend of embedded virtualization, but PikeOS remains ahead of the pack with a unique technology designed from ground-up to address the most stringent requirements in terms of safety and security. The 3.2 release demonstrates once again the flexibility and scalability of the product with SMP support of new architectures and new Personality like Android.”

Availability
The PikeOS 3.2 release is available in March 2011.

About PikeOS
PikeOS is built upon the Safe and Secure Virtualization (SSV) technology that enables multiple operating system interfaces, called Personalities, to work on separate sets of resources within a single machine. PikeOS has the largest range of supported Personalities of the market, including PikeOS Native, ARINC 653, Linux, POSIX, Certified POSIX, RTEMS, and many others (for example a Windows Personality is currently being developed). The PikeOS microkernel architecture allows it to be used in cost sensitive, resource constrained devices as well as large, complex systems. The simplicity and compactness of the PikeOS design results in real-time performance that competes head-to-head with conventional proprietary RTOS solutions. PikeOS supports many different single- and multi-core processor architectures such as x86, PowerPC, MIPS, ARM, SPARC or SH. Support of multi-core offers a flexible approach to the user who can select an execution model ranging from a pure AMP (Asymmetric Multi Processing) to full SMP (Symmetric Multi Processing). PikeOS is certifiable to safety standards like DO-178B, IEC 61508 or EN 50128, is MILS compliant, and is currently involved in various security standard CC EAL certification projects.

SYSGO, ELinOS, PikeOS, CODEO, and other SYSGO products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYSGO. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

About SYSGO
SYSGO provides operating system technology, middleware, and software services for the real-time and embedded market. A differentiating capability of SYSGO is the Safe and Secure Virtualization platform PikeOS, a paravirtualization operating system which is built upon a small, fast, and safe microkernel. It supports the co-existence of independent operating system personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS, SYSGO’s embedded Linux distribution. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification for safety-critical applications. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Transportation and Network Infrastructure. Customers include Airbus, Honeywell, Thales, Daimler, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, Siemens, and Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO has facilities in Germany, France, The Czech Republic and North America, and offers a global distribution and support network, including Europe and the Pacific Rim.
For more information please visit www.sysgo.com.

Further information
SYSGO
Jacques Brygier
Am Pfaffenstein 14
55270 Mainz
jacques.brygier@sysgo.com
www.sysgo.com

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