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Porting PikeOS to NOEL-V and LEON: SYSGO and Cobham Gaisler Extend Cooperation around RISC-V | Design & Reuse

By December 7, 2020December 8th, 2020No Comments

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — December 7, 2020 — RISC-V international members SYSGO and Cobham Gaisler, the design center of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), have announced their collaboration to deliver SYSGO’s hypervisor-based real-time operating system, PikeOS, ported onto Cobham Gaisler’s IP cores NOEL-V and LEON.

The porting of PikeOS will provide Cobham Gaisler’s customers with a robust and proven real-time operating system for certifiable applications in avionics, railway, automotive, (industrial) internet of things, and medical. SYSGO is working with Cobham Gaisler’s debug monitor GRMON, so embedded developers can build and debug target applications on the real hardware. It supports LEON2, LEON3, LEON4, LEON5 and NOEL-V processors; LEON is based on the SPARC-v8 architecture, and NOEL-V is an implementation of the open Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) RISC-V.

“Porting PikeOS to our LEON and NOEL-V platforms allows our customers to easily develop certified applications and combine applications of different criticality on the same hardware,” said Daniel Hellström, Head of the Software Section at Cobham Gaisler. “In addition, the PikeOS hypervisor is EAL 3+ certified, thus combining safety and security on one platform.”


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