- July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010 - LynuxWorks announced that its LynxOS-SE operating system supports the ARM Cortex-A8 processor, with the first port on the Texas Instruments OMAP 3 platform. Designed for portable and mobile applications, OMAP 3 is the first family of multimedia application processors to integrate the superscalar ARM Cortex-A8 processor. LynxOS-SE 5.1 is the first and only time- and space-partitioned RTOS with the ability to run POSIX and ARINC 653 applications simultaneously. Designed to meet the most stringent requirements for secure real-time mission-critical applications, LynxOS-SE allows developers to quickly benefit from an out-of-the-box hardware/software solution that is optimized for the harshest environments. It offers a single, powerful solution for real-time systems that cannot afford downtime. The operating system provides open APIs including full POSIX conformance, medium-assurance security per the general purpose operating-system-protection profile (GPOSPP), and an advanced set of networking features for uncompromised performance. LynxOS-SE 5.1 currently supports the OMAP3430 and OMAP35x processors. These are the first OMAP 3 series processors designed to enable faster user interfaces, faster data access and to run high-quality productivity applications on a mobile platform, while maintaining power efficiencies expected in a wireless handset or mobile device. Customers who purchase LynxOS-SE with the ARM Cortex-A8 processor port will get access to a pre-built LynxOS-SE platform that has been pre-compiled, integrated, and tested for the Mistral OMAP35x EVM Development Platform, which is a commercial platform that houses the OMAP 3 processor.