10/25/2005 - SYSGO announced a first PikeOS order from a leading Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer. The project goal is the coexistance of Linux and the Japanese operating system ITRON on one CPU. Within this project PikeOS is also ported to the MIPS processor. The first prototypes are available by the end of this year.
Linux will be responsible for the network integration of the next generation consumer platform. The core functions of the device will run in a second ITRON partition, safely separated from Linux. The approach makes use of the partitioning concept of PikeOS enabling the seamless migration of existing ITRON applications. “Running ITRON and Linux on one machine is a hot topic in Japan” explains Knut Degen, CEO of SYSGO AG. “We see huge potential in this area and will further increase our presence together with our partner.”
PikeOS is operating system platform based on the principle of software partitioning allowing to use more than one operating system at the same time. The foundation of PikeOS is a powerful real-time operating system, based on the latest microkernel technology. Above the microkernel, the system software implements multiple software partitions on a single CPU, with strict separation between them. Each partition can run an entire operating system such as Linux, POSIX and OSEK or application programs.
The multi-OS PikeOS was developed in Germany to the highest safety standards and is perfectly prepared for future technology advances. CODEO is the Eclipse-based development environment for PikeOS, offering additional plugins for system configuration and analysis as well as comfortable application development.
About SYSGO AG
SYSGO provides software solutions for Industrial Systems and Embedded Devices. The company’s product and service offering is focussed on the so-called "system software" (a. k. a. Firmware, Operating System, Device Drivers etc.) – one of the most important building blocks in any successful embedded project. It‘s the glue between the raw hardware and the upper application software layers. Here important decisions affecting the performance, stability and costs of a product are made. In this area SYSGO covers everything from the basic firmware to the operating system and up to the related middleware, thus providing the foundation for successful application development. All this made SYSGO a leading company for safety-critical system software and Embedded Linux in Europe with 70 employees in 6 offices in Germany, France, Sweden and Czech Republic. Among its customers you will find OEMs like Siemens, DaimlerChrysler, Rockwell-Collins, EADS, Rheinmetall or Raytheon and hardware-vendors like Motorola, MEN, NEC or Kontron.
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