Sierraware hypervisor targets 64-bit ARM Architectures - Embedded.com

Sierraware hypervisor targets 64-bit ARM Architectures

Sierraware has launched SierraVisor and SierraTEE for 64-bit ARM silicon. The SierraVisor Hypervisor for 64-bit ARM architectures allows multiple operating systems, such as Linux, BSD, or Android, to run concurrently on big.LITTLE, Cortex-A53, and Cortex-A57-powered platforms. Equipment manufacturers can leverage the SierraTEE SDK to add a Trusted Execution Environment to their ARM TrustZone-enabled 64-bit devices.

The SierraVisor Hypervisor for 64-bit ARM architectures:

  • Extends the life of applications by simulating the previous generation of hardware. Equipment vendors can swiftly migrate to new processors without porting existing software.
  • Allows legacy real time operating systems to run simultaneously with new open source platforms like Linux, BSD and Android.
  • Streamlines development by supporting SMP and AMP process management.
  • Secures sensitive data with a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) available for every guest operating system.

SierraTEE for 64-bit ARM silicon allows devices to run a secure operating system and a normal, high-level operating system at the same time. SierraTEE protects confidential data like payment card data, DRM-protected content, and passwords from malicious attacks and malware. SierraTEE has been designed for a wide range of products that require trusted virtualization, such as set-top boxes, wireless and wired routers, mobile phones, and other consumer devices.

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