Kontron, a provider of custom embedded and communications services, and LynuxWorks, a provider of embedded operating systems, have released an Intel-based COTS platform for safety critical, deterministic real-time embedded applications, using the Kontron Pentxm2 single board computer running the LynxOS-178B real-time operating system.
According to LynuxWorks, the Kontron Pentxm2 uses the 1.67 GHz dual-core Xeon, Intel’s advanced low-power x86 technology, combined with the Intel E7520 server class memory controller hub. When paired with the support of VITA 31.1 backplane networking, the Pentxm2’s VITA 38 intelligent platform management interface feature provides for easy scaling into a multiprocessing system.
Richard Pugnier, marketing communications director at Kontron, said: By porting the world’s only real-time operating system certified as a reusable software component by the federal aviation administration onto a server class single board computer, LynuxWorks and Kontron have created the perfect solution for the new wave of dedicated safety critical applications built in the Intel environment.
Joe Wlad, director of certification, marketing and services at LynuxWorks, said: Leveraging the development effort targeting a large European global positioning system program, our LynxOS-178 is now ready for deployments in harsh environmental conditions on the Kontron Pentxm2 rugged conduction cooled SBC. With that, our customers benefit from an instant boost in their schedule and not only can go to market aggressively with an outstanding head start, but can also create a complete range of new opportunities.