announced availability of LynxSecure 4.0 on the latest hardware platforms from
IntelÂ®. The Coreâ„¢ i7 family has been widely used in the desktop and laptop
market, and now the quad-core versions of the processor are available for
availability of LynxSecure on the latest quad core processors from Intel allows
large GUI based OSes such as Windows or Linux to securely co-reside with more
traditional embedded real-time OS solutions such as the LynxOS family of RTOSes
from LynuxWorks. The advanced software virtualization in LynxSecure is
integrated with the hardware virtualization technologies, such as vt-x and
vt-d, on the Intel processors to give native performance and functionality of
all the OSes that are running as "guests."
feature that LynxSecure offers is the ability to run guest OSes that have Symmetric
Multi-processing (SMP) capabilities. The new quad-core devices from Intel makes
this feature a reality by allowing one of the guest OSes to run across multiple
cores, offering performance never seen before in a virtualized embedded system.
For embedded systems that require a sophisticated user interface coupled with
networked connectivity, and also hard real-time data response, the combination
of LynxSecure with the quad-core Intel core-i7 processor allows all of this
functionality to be easily developed, or migrated from existing systems, giving
an unprecedented development window for the next generation of complex embedded
available, LynxSecure 4.0 provides a seamless migration path for LynuxWorks
customers whose Linux- and POSIXÂ®-based applications can now run on virtualized
Red Hat Linux and LynxOS family environments within LynxSecure partitions, and
for customers who have developed using native Linux or Windows for their
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