How do you safely separate your current application into partitions with differing levels of certification? How do you maintain current levels of safety and certification when extending the functionality of existing systems?
Product certification costs are significant, and certification of every component and subsystem of a complete product is prohibitive. Not all components are equally critical in nature. In a monolithic design, all components will need to be certified—but with logical separation of disparate levels of criticality, you can reduce your certification costs.
What's Our Embedded Virtualization Solution?
Safety critical systems typically comprise multiple individual components of varying levels of safety certification, with the safety-certified components kept physically separate from the noncertified components.
Modern safety-certified systems are doing more with less by leveraging separation with virtualization. A certifiable and secure real-time embedded hypervisor provides this level of separation. This ensures safety, certification, and subsystem separation on a single, complete system, eliminating the need for multiple, and expensive, components.
Use embedded virtualization to isolate safety-certified applications from noncertified applications
An embedded virtualization solution that is safety certifiable to levels conforming to IEC 61508 or its derivatives can segregate mission-critical subsystems into certified partitions, while non-mission-critical subsystems can be separated and isolated by being hosted in noncertified partitions.
The following are some advantages of certifiable embedded virtualization partitioning:
- Reduced certification costs
- Separate safety-related code
- Partial certification of an application
- Addition of new functionality without recertification costs and efforts
These embedded virtualization benefits can be realized while maintaining the guaranteed real-time requirements that are demanded by embedded systems.
When evaluating and selecting an embedded virtualization solution, it is important to select a vendor that provides a complete product portfolio of real-time operating systems tightly integrated with a real-time hypervisor and complete development toolchain on a multitude of hardware architectures. Be sure to explore Wind River Embedded Development Kits to evaluate our complete suite of real-time and embedded products preinstalled on dedicated hardware. Reduce the ramp-up time from weeks to minutes.
Let Wind River show you how to realize the benefits of real-time embedded virtualization and achieve savings.
Why We Uniquely Qualify to Be Your Embedded Virtualization Supplier
Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive embedded virtualization development portfolio. Our solutions support multiple architectures, including Intel®, Power, ARM, and MIPS, and are backed by outstanding professional services and customer support, hardware integration expertise, and a thriving partner ecosystem.
We're uniquely qualified to help you master the challenges of building smart, connected devices with embedded virtualization.