SYSGO CAST32-A Multi-Core Aviation

CAST-32A: Multi-Core Ready to Become Airborne

Single-Core processors and controllers have been the de-facto standard for aviation software since the early beginnings when computers were utilized in flight systems. This is primarily due to their simple design and determinism of execution. At first glance, it seems comprehensible that a flight computer that takes control over a critical safety system should be dedicated to that task only. Certification authorities, such as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), have substantiated that point of view by not allowing to certify flight systems that support more than one active processor core (RTCA/DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware, published by RTCA Incorporated. The European denomination is EUROCAE ED-80).

PikeOS receives important certifications for safety and security-critical applications

SYSGO has been awarded a number of important additional industry-specific safety certifications from TÜV Süd and a Common Criteria security certification from the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for its PikeOS real-time operating system. Not only the safety certification but also the renewed security CC-certification by BSI emphasizes SYSGO’s path to provide customers with…

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SYSGO and Kontron develop fully integrated secure platform for safety-critical railway applications

Kontron and SYSGO have jointly started the development of an integrated platform for safety-critical railway solutions based on Kontron’s SAFe-VX hardware. The aim is to provide customers with a solid and flexible basis for certifiable application in trains and signalling. Kontron brings to the cooperation its proven COTS (Commercial off the Shelf) hardware, which is…

Separation kernel as the basis for certifiable applications and systems

Functional security and cybersecurity are among the most important issues in the development of modern vehicles, and the certification of individual systems will become increasingly important in the future. Developers must therefore increasingly work according to the „Safety & Security by Design“ principle. Real-time operating systems based on a separation kernel enable new approaches. In…