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LynuxWorks LynxOS-178 DO-178B certifiable RTOS demonstrated on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs
SAN DIEGO , June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum (MAEF) and the Avionics USA conference today, Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier to the aerospace and defense industry, and LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in embedded software, will demonstrate the industry's first and only time- and space-partitioned, FAA-accepted Reusable Software Component (RSC) that meets all objectives of RTCA/DO-178B. The demonstration includes the LynxOS-178 DO-178B certifiable RTOS running on a Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 FXT FPGA - enabling avionics developers to benefit from the flexibility, performance, and reliability of programmable technologies, while maintaining their certified application software. The demonstration is available at the Xilinx booth #220 and LynuxWorks booth #504 at this week's conferences, June 1-2 , in the San Diego Convention Center.
The combination of LynxOS-178 with the Virtex-5 FXT devices, offers the industry's first FPGA-based solution to provide up to two industry-standard PowerPC(R) 440 processor blocks. Each processor, with integrated 32KB instruction and 32KB data caches, delivers up to 1,100 DMIPS at 550 MHz. Tightly coupled to the PowerPC 440 blocks is a new integrated 5x2 cross bar processor interconnect architecture that provides simultaneous access to I/O and memory. Highly integrated, this innovative interconnect architecture includes dedicated master and slave processor local bus interfaces, four DMA ports with separate transmit and receive channels, and a dedicated memory bus interface enabling high-performance, low latency point-to-point connectivity.
DO-178B has become a de facto standard that defines the guidelines for development of aviation software in the USA . To learn about how DO-178B was established, visit the RTCA, Inc. website at www.rtca.org/. For additional details on LynxOS-178 and the RSC visit www.lynuxworks.com/rtos/rtos-178.php. Following the January announcement "Xilinx Mobilizes Global Network to Address DO-254 and ED-80 Standards Requirements for Next-Generation Avionics", Xilinx is also making available an industry white paper to further assist its global DO-254 network and avionics developers "Meeting DO-254 and ED-80 Guidelines when using Xilinx FPGA". Download white paper at www.xilinx.com/esp/aero_def/do254.htm.