Military-grade security for ARM-based IoT designs at ARM TechCon

9th November 2015
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare

Lynx Software Technologies is delivering demonstrations at the 11th ARM TechCon showing how its real-time security solutions offer unique safety and security functionality while embracing open standards. In February, the company announced that both its LynxOS 7.0 RTOS and its LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor are moving to new ARM-based processors.

Robert Day, VP of Sales and Marketing, Lynx Software Technologies, said, “The next generation of connected embedded systems being designed using ARM-based processors will be ontrolling critical infrastructure. We believe the industry-leading security technology in both our LynxOS 7.0 and LynxSecure products will offer a major leap for ARM-based developers, allowing them to design the most secure connected systems without sacrificing power, performance and functionality.”

Lynx Software Technologies provides embedded RTOS and virtualisation solutions offering unique safety and security functionality while embracing open standards. Its products are deployed in industries including IoT, industrial, A&D, medical and transportation. Lynx Software Technologies will be showing how the combination of its LynxOS RTOS and LynxSecure hypervisor can provide built-in security for both the connected ‘Things’ and also the infrastructure that they connect to by offering isolation of network domains.

The open-standards based LynxOS 7.0 brings military-grade security to the protection of connected sensors and endpoints. It is a deterministic, hard real-time operating system that provides POSIX conformant API’s in a small footprint embedded kernel. LynxOS 7.0 is being migrated initially to the ARM Cortex-A series of processor cores, including processors from Xilinx, TI and Freescale. LynxOS 7.0 also supports the most popular reference targets in the Intel and PowerPC architectures including the new Intel 4th Generation Core, and the Freescale QorIQ processors.

The LynxSecure hypervisor brings unique protection characteristics to intelligent devices, gateways and cloud infrastructure. It combines military-grade security with hard real-time scheduling, offering unique differentiation against traditional virtualisation solutions. The separation kernel and 'Type-0' hypervisor is an award winning bare-metal architecture, designed from the ground up, that differentiates from type 1 hypervisors by removing the un-needed functionality from the 'security sensitive' hypervisor mode, yet virtualises guest OSes in a tiny stand-alone package. LynxSecure is being migrated to Cortex-A family members that offer hardware virtualisation support.


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