OpenSynergy’s virtualisation platform now supports ARMv8-A architecture

OpenSynergy’s COQOS SDK v9.0 virtualisation platform now supports ARMv8-A architectures.

The 64-bit bus width of the ARMv8-A processors makes it possible to meet the high performance requirements of the next generation automotive ECU’s such as cockpit controllers or driver assistance systems.

“With COQOS SDK v9.0, we enable our customers to take full advantage of the newest automotive system-on-chips (SoCs),” said Stefaan Sonck Thiebaut, CEO of OpenSynergy.

As technology progresses towards automated driving, solutions are required that enable the convergence of the many vehicle systems onto fewer powerful muti-core processing platforms. Hypervisors are a key enabling technology. The hypervisor creates virtual machines that can host multipurpose operating systems, like Linux or Android, and real-time operating systems such as AUTOSAR or other RTOS’s.  This makes it possible to run functions with different requirements on real-time behavior and functional safety on a single SoC .

COQOS SDK provides virtualisation for the car. At the core is COQOS Hypervisor, OpenSynergy’s highly efficient and reliable hypervisor that has been built to meet the specific requirements of demanding automotive applications. It provides freedom from interference between the virtual machines and controlled communication between them. The partitioning provides an additional layer of protection against malicious attacks.

The platform can be used to build multi-display cockpit controllers that integrate instrument cluster and vehicle infotainment functionality on a single SoC. COQOS SDK integrates features to allow the sharing of the displays and the GPU for real-time instrument cluster data, non-critical infotainment applications and safety-critical warnings.

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