Lynx: LynxOS-178 FAA RTOS ported to Teledyne e2v’s DO-254 ready Qormino QT1040-4GB platform

Lynx Software and Teledyne e2v announced a compact, powerful hardware and software development platform offering the fastest path to certifiability for safety critical Power Architecture applications in avionics and other domains that demand high reliability. The announcement follows the porting of LynxOS-178, a proven, field-hardened and DO-178C certified hard real-time operating system, to the Teledyne e2v Qormino QT1040-4GB Common Computer Platform, an exceptionally compact custom platform including a Power Architecture based Processor, 4GB of DDR4 memory, and benefitting from DO-254 certification support.  LynxOS-178 is the first and only commercial RTOS which has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Reusable Software Component (RSC), and acceptable for use in DO-178 design assurance level A systems per the Advisory Circular (AC) 20-148.

Teledyne e2v’s Qormino QT1040-4GB combines NXP QorIQ T1040 Quad Core Power Architecture processor and 4GB of DDR4 memory on a custom substrate which reduces development time, simplifies designs and allows space savings on the PCB. QT1040-4GB is shipping today to customers, targeted at High Reliability environments up to military temperature Range (-55 to 125°C), and is supplied with a DO-254 Data Package.

The LynxOS-178 RTOS is an open standard hard real-time DO-178B/C level A certified operating system with natively implemented POSIX APIs and FACE compatibility.  LynxOS-178 also provides support for ARINC 653 services, ARINC 653 time and space partitioning, and the deployment of applications developed according to ARINC 653 APplication EXecutive (APEX) APIs. LynxOS-178 is designed specifically to fulfil the stringent needs of multithread and multiprocessing applications in safety-critical real-time systems.

LynxOS-178 2.2.4, supporting NXP T series devices, is available today. Certification artifacts for the LynxOS-178 RSC are available today to support certification according to DO-178C up to DAL A Qormino QT1040-4GB Evaluation & Open Development Platform is available today. A LynxOS-178 Board support Package (BSP) for the Qormino QT1040-4GB Development Board is immediately available as an early access release.

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