Separation Architecture Supports Automotive Grade Linux

Green Hills Software now offers INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualization and advanced development tools for Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) on 64-bit automotive grade SoCs. For the first time, AGL applications can be added to automotive systems meeting the highest ISO 26262 safety levels through the INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS). As a result, OEMs can confidently run AGL-based infotainment and connected car applications in secure partitions alongside safety-critical and security-critical functions including instrument clusters, rear-view camera, ADAS, OTA, gateway and V2X. The results are lower system costs, more scalable platforms, shorter development times and lower ASIL certification costs.

 

The Automotive Grade Linux project is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open software stack for the software defined automotive cockpit and hosted by The Linux Foundation.

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Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY Multivisor is the system virtualization service for the certified INTEGRITY RTOS microkernel. The INTEGRITY RTOS architecture is certified at the highest levels of automotive safety – ISO 2626262 ASIL D – and is the only operating system architecture to ever achieve the world’s highest level of security EAL 6+, Separation Kernel Protection Profile, Common Criteria. Since 2003, INTEGRITY Multivisor has been the industry’s only safe and secure architecture with this trusted pedigree for simultaneously running one or more guest operating systems alongside life-critical functions on a single multicore SoC.

 

Other features tailored to embedded systems include:

  • Safe and secure device sharing, such as GPU, between AGL and critical applications
  • Fast boot critical tasks in tens of milliseconds
  • Single unified debugger gives developers deep visibility into Linux and INTEGRITY kernels, drivers and applications
  • Secure IPC between native RTOS tasks and Linux
  • Proven customer deployments since 2003

 

INTEGRITY and INTEGRITY Multivisor for Automotive Grade Linux are available to early access customers today on the Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform and Renesas R-Car H3 SoC. For more details, visit Automotive Grade Linux and Green Hills Software.

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