LynuxWorks LynxOS-178 Deployed by Rockwell Collins in Pro Line Fusion Series of Flight Deck Systems
LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced the certification by Rockwell Collins of LynuxWorks’ LynxOS-178 Version 2.2.2 real-time operating system (RTOS) for use in their Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system.
Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion was granted certification in spring 2012, from Transport Canada (TC) on the Bombardier Vision* Flight Deck. This marked the first certification of Pro Line Fusion on a customer aircraft. The Bombardier Vision Flight Deck with Pro Line Fusion is featured on Bombardier’s Global 5000* and Global 6000* business jets and will be featured on the Learjet 85* aircraft.
“The latest certification of LynxOS-178 by Transport Canada in the Rockwell Collins Pro Line avionics system is another major milestone for LynuxWorks in the avionics market,” stated Robert Day, Marketing VP for LynuxWorks. “This further demonstrates that a standards-based approach for software reuse in airborne systems is viable and can significantly reduce the time and cost of achieving certification.”
Bombardier Aerospace and Rockwell Collins were the first to feature synthetic vision on a head-up display, which leverages LynxOS as part of the Pro Line Fusion avionics system on the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck.
Earlier this year, LynuxWorks received Advisory Circular AC 20-148 approval from the FAA for reusable software components (RSC) authorized for the LynxOS-178 product used in the Rockwell Collins Adaptive Flight Display Runtime, Common Computing Module Runtime, Data Concentration Module Runtime and Synthetic Vision Module Runtime for Pro Line Fusion.
About Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion
Pro Line Fusion offers unmatched breadth and capabilities that span from turboprops to air transport and military aircraft. The system integrates and displays essential flight information through empowering graphically rich interfaces, including high-integrity head-up guidance featuring synthetic and enhanced vision and the industry’s largest format LCD primary flight displays (15 inch). These state-of-the-art interfaces make flying more intuitive and greatly enhance pilot situational awareness during all phases of flight.
Standards-Based Approach for Reuse
LynxOS-178 addresses system developers' need to meet FAA certification by providing a time, space and resource partitioned commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) operating system that fully satisfies the objectives of the DO-178B, level A and the ARINC 653 standard as well as full conformance with the IEEE POSIX Standard. Currently, when a systems integrator or developer wants to integrate components of any other RTOS, or any previously certified DO-178B software in multiple hardware environments, each new hardware/software configuration or system must be recertified. In other words, integrators and developers cannot take full advantage of the software's existing certification across other multiple platforms, but instead must go through the entire certification process for each new system they build. The RSC acceptance letter from the FAA for LynxOS-178 can be used to support virtually any FAA Technical Standard Order.
About LynxOS-178 RTOS
LynxOS-178 is a COTS RTOS that fully satisfies the objectives of the DO-178B level A specification and meets requirements for Integrated Modular Avionics developers. LynxOS-178 delivers the security and real-time responsiveness needed for safety-critical systems and provides a low-risk path to DO-178B certification for developers to meet the technical requirements in the production of software for airborne systems. In addition, LynxOS-178 provides full POSIX conformance, enabling developers to take advantage of the time-to-market and investment-protection benefits of open standards-based development. The powerful formula of DO-178B certification and POSIX conformance allows developers to meet the most stringent requirements for real-time safety-critical applications while at the same time ensure application portability, software reuse and interoperability between embedded systems.
LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable RTOS and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. The latest product in the portfolio, the award winning LynxSecure offers a secure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that forms a platform for the development of high-assurance systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit www.lynuxworks.com.
Source: LynuxWorks, Inc.