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Hypervisor enables efficient embedded systems

QNX Software Systems has announced a type 1 hypervisor suited for use in medical devices, industrial automation systems, and automotive applications such as car infotainment systems, ADAS, and digital instrument clusters.


By using the QNX Hypervisor, embedded system developers can consolidate multiple operating systems onto a single compute platform or SoC, thereby reducing the cost, size, weight, and power consumption of their products.

It also simplifies the certification process for safety-critical systems by allowing developers to keep safety-related and non-safety-related software components fully isolated from each other by running them on separate Operating systems.

The QNX Hypervisor is said to reduce development time for consolidated systems. Multiple OS can use a single display controller to render graphical content on two or more displays, such as an automotive digital instrument cluster and infotainment touchscreen.

The QNX Hypervisor supports the QNX Neutrino OS and other operating systems, including Linux and Android. It complies with standards such as IEC 61508 for industrial safety, ISO 26262 for automotive safety, and IEC 62304 for medical device software.

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Tom Austin-Morgan

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