3U CompactPCI CPU board supports LynxOS-SE 5.0

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Kontron, a global leader in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom embedded computing products, and LynuxWorks Inc, a world leader in the embedded software market, are announcing support for LynuxWorks' LynxOS-SE 5.0 on Kontron's ITC-320 3U CompactPCI CPU board, which is based on the Intel Core2 Duo processor.

Combining the Kontron ITC-320 with LynxOS-SE 5.0 provides a secure computing platform that is suitable for 'medium robustness' security applications as defined by the USA government.

A range of 3U CompactPCI CPU boards, the Kontron ITC-320 series uses a high-performance and long-term available processing chipset from the Intel embedded architecture. The board with LynxOS-SE 5.0 is based on the 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo LV processor. The use of Error Correction Code (ECC) DRAMs, the selection of components to ensure a long product life cycle, and the layout of components to optimise cooling are part of the design methodology that ensures the Kontron ITC-320 optimally meets the requirements for secure applications in demanding environments. Furthermore, with its high-performance PCI-Express port, which is backwards-compatible with PCI-supporting software and configurable either as x4 or quad x1, the Kontron ITC-320 is suitable for data-intensive applications.

Defence and aerospace applications

Huge interest has been generated among OEMs and system integrators by the Kontron ITC-320 rugged 3U CompactPCI x86 CPU board for military and transportation applications. The availability of LynxOS-SE on the Kontron ITC-320 extends the use of COTS products to high-end military and avionics applications that require enhanced safety and reliability features such as time and space partitioning. Norbert Hauser, VP of Marketing at Kontron, says: "We are very excited about teaming up with LynuxWorks to enable our customers from the defence and aerospace industry to extend the use of Kontron COTS products in their applications."

LynxOS-SE 5.0 BSP is designed to meet the most stringent requirements for secure, real-time mission-critical applications and enables defence developers to benefit from out-of-the-box hardware/software that is optimised for harsh environments and provides a single, powerful option for real-time systems with zero downtime tolerance. The operating system provides open APIs, Linux ABI compatibility, full POSIX conformance, medium-assurance security via the single-level operating system protection profile, and an advanced set of networking features for uncompromised performance. LynxOS-SE 5.0 also offers increased RAM that enables developers to take full advantage of current hardware designs. The system also features a fully integrated, updated GNU tool chain and an enhanced Linux ABI to provide a streamlined development and execution environment.

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