MIPS uses Sysgo RTOS to secure Android and Linux
Sysgo has a novel combination of real-time operating system (RTOS) and virtualization layer.
Its PikeOS RTOS is a hypervisor virtualization platform that allows several applications and operating systems such as Android and Linux to run securely in parallel on a single hardware platform.
“Hypervisor-based virtualization is an important piece of the embedded security picture across each of MIPS Technologies’ target markets,” said Gideon Intrater, v-p of marketing, MIPS Technologies.
Porting the RTOS to MIPS32 allows CPU resources to be partitioned for different tasks, potentially eliminating the need for a dedicated security CPU in their system.
“It enables scaling of security across multiple applications and operating system instances,” said Intrater.
“With PikeOS, we are addressing a new generation of embedded safety, security and reliability requirements across a range of markets,” said Jacques Brygier, v-p of marketing, SYSGO.
“Compared to a conventional RTOS, the dynamic re-allocation of computing time enabled by PikeOS allows the best possible usage of CPU resources,” said Brygier.
PikeOS is available now for the MIPS32 24K, 34K and 74K cores. Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support will be available Q1 2012.