Lynx refers to this as the Mission Critical Edge, which it estimates to be a $16bn software opportunity.
Lynx will initially roll out three new MOSA.ic bundles. LYNX MOSA.ic for Industrial, LYNX MOSA.ic for UAVs/Satellites, and LYNX MOSA.ic for Avionics allowing developers to access market opportunities associated with industrial digital transformation, drones, personal aviation, commercial spaceflight, and more.
Bypassing the restrictions imposed by typical embedded approaches to mission critical systems, these bundles are intended to allow developers to create flexible and intelligent Edge Computing solutions that feature robust system-safety mechanisms, state-of-the-art security, and real-time determinism with sub-microsecond latency.
At the core of these software bundles is Lynx’ secure hypervisor technology, which has been proven in mission critical environments including commercial aviation, healthcare, and military aircraft.
“These new bundles leverage the proven safety and reliability of LYNX MOSA.ic to enable mission critical edge computing,” said Pavan Singh, VP Product Management at Lynx, “Each is designed to let developers of security and safety critical systems, including certifiable systems, take advantage of powerful workflows and techniques such as containers and sensor fusion, easily connect to cloud services, and to scale and adapt intelligently to changing market requirements.”
Designed to handle emerging use cases, such as industrial robotics, drone aviation, and increasingly large and complex satellite constellations carrying payloads owned and accessed by multiple users, the LYNX MOSA.ic bundles provide the tools needed to deploy systems of systems efficiently and manage assets securely and safely. Each lets developers create, certify, and deploy robust platforms cost-effectively.
The three domain-optimised bundles contain common features of the LYNX MOSA.ic software framework, which brings together resources that include real-time operating systems (RTOS), bare metal, and third-party operating systems. LYNX MOSA.ic for Avionics and LYNX MOSA.ic for UAVs/Satellites support Arm and x86 processor architectures. Both include LynxOS-178, Lynx’s proven DO-178 certified operating system, the LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor, Linux, a rich set of tools, and support for the SR-IOV extension to the PCIe specification.
The initial alpha release of MOSA.ic for Industrial removes Lynx’s RTOS and adds Azure IoT Edge and Windows 10 support for x86 platforms, as well as providing Virtual PLC functionality to let manufacturing organizations quickly scale, reconfigure, and update software-driven capacity.
Future code drops will further extend capabilities including guest operating systems, IoT connectivity, and processor architectures.