Safe and secure computing platform solutions for the automotive systems market

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Green Hills Software and Lantronix have announced a partnership that will create safe and secure computing platforms for customers building critical automotive electronic systems.

The solution combines Qualcomm's Snapdragon third-generation automotive hardware development kits from Lantronix with Green Hills Software’s safety-certified INTEGRITY real-time operating systems, the INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualization services, and the MULTI advanced development tools and C/C++ compilers.

Ultimately, the platform will help to reduce the complexity and mitigate the challenges of integrating the hardware and software that are necessary for critical automotive electronics systems, enabling OEMs and their suppliers to reach production more quickly.

“Today’s electronics manufacturers must overcome growing challenges to develop and deploy their next-generation systems targeting safety and security-critical automotive applications,” said Jacques Issa, VP of Marketing at Lantronix. “As a Qualcomm partner, Lantronix has worked with Green Hills Software to deliver a solution that delivers safe, secure computing platforms for building critical automotive electronic systems, speeding time to market.”

The Lantronix Hardware Development Kit features the Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P processor, audio/video expansion headers and Android.

When combined with the software support from Green Hills the platform enables:

• Rapid platform evaluation and benchmarking, component unit testing and peripheral testing
• Proof-of-concept trials and market-ready prototypes
• Immediate firmware and application development by distributed software teams
• Integrated deep-visibility and safety-certified software tools that help developers find and fix the most difficult software bugs
• Ability to safely consolidate and run functions with different safety or security requirements (e.g., run Linux and Android alongside functions certified at ISO 26262 ASIL D)

The platform is intended for automotive OEMs, their Tier 1 suppliers, hardware/software ecosystem partners and Android application developers.

“Together with Lantronix, we are delivering a system-on-chip solution that enables manufacturers to quickly develop automotive electronics and get them to market by resolving inherent complexities in software firmware, middleware and applications. Together, our solution, gives automotive industry developers the ability to quick-start development with everything they need to meet the required production platform safety and security requirements,” said Dan Mender, VP of Business Development at Green Hills Software.