Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS) has introduced the OIS Automotive Reference Platform with ORBexpress, designed to allow automotive engineers to integrate systems and devices with high-performance, secure and safety-critical middleware. The new reference platform is an open-standard framework that facilitates interoperation of automotive applications, enabling ORBexpress products to deliver hard real-time performance via any protocol over any medium while meeting strict security and safety-critical requirements.
Without royalties or run-times, ORBexpress solutions keep costs down and engineering productivity high. The company states that ORBexpress products are used in demanding mission-critical applications such as avionics, nuclear fusion ignition facilities and missile defense systems.
The OIS family of products is designed to be highly portable, offering engineers flexibility in hardware, software and bus options without having to significantly modify their code. Developers can use a common, open-standard API for distributed communication on many hardware platforms – ARM, PowerPC, x86, MIPS and others. The consistent implementation of ORBexpress on these platforms means developers no longer need to change their infrastructure source code every time they change or upgrade hardware.
ORBexpress, a high-performance implementation of the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), supports all of the industry-leading operating systems, including VxWorks, INTEGRITY, LynxOS, Nucleus, Neutrino, ThreadX and many others. ORBexpress also supports Linux, Windows, and other workstation operating systems.
The ORBexpress pluggable transport API allows automotive systems designers to easily choose and utilize different transports without any change to application code. Transports such as TCP/IP, Controller Area Network (CAN), Local Interconnect Network (LIN), Byteflight (FT-DMA), Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), Time-Triggered CAN (TT-CAN), Flex-Ray and IEEE 1394 can all be incorporated into the pluggable transport architecture.
ORBexpress products are designed to reduce development costs, improve time-to-market, increase portability across new hardware and software platforms, and improve reliability and safety. The OIS Automotive Reference Platform is compatible with AUTOSAR, enhancing the scalability, integration and maintainability of AUTOSAR systems.
For more information on ORBexpress and the OIS portfolio of products, visit: www.ois.com/products/ois-products.html, call 1 800-800-OIS7 in the U.S or e-mail inquiries to .