Xilinx and LynuxWorks Demonstrate Avionics Application Solution at the Military and Aerospace Forum and Avionics USA Conference 2009

June 1, 2009

LynuxWorks LynxOS-178 DO-178B certifiable RTOS demonstrated on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs

SAN DIEGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ — At the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum (MAEF) and the Avionics USA conference today, Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading programmable logic supplier to the aerospace and defense industry, and LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in embedded software, will demonstrate the industry’s first and only time- and space-partitioned, FAA-accepted Reusable Software Component (RSC) that meets all objectives of RTCA/DO-178B. The demonstration includes the LynxOS-178 DO-178B certifiable RTOS running on a Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-5 FXT FPGA – enabling avionics developers to benefit from the flexibility, performance, and reliability of programmable technologies, while maintaining their certified application software. The demonstration is available at the Xilinx booth #220 and LynuxWorks booth #504 at this week’s conferences, June 1-2, in the San Diego Convention Center.

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The combination of LynxOS-178 with the Virtex-5 FXT devices, offers the industry’s first FPGA-based solution to provide up to two industry-standard PowerPC(R) 440 processor blocks. Each processor, with integrated 32KB instruction and 32KB data caches, delivers up to 1,100 DMIPS at 550 MHz. Tightly coupled to the PowerPC 440 blocks is a new integrated 5×2 cross bar processor interconnect architecture that provides simultaneous access to I/O and memory. Highly integrated, this innovative interconnect architecture includes dedicated master and slave processor local bus interfaces, four DMA ports with separate transmit and receive channels, and a dedicated memory bus interface enabling high-performance, low latency point-to-point connectivity.

DO-178B has become a de facto standard that defines the guidelines for development of aviation software in the USA. To learn about how DO-178B was established, visit the RTCA, Inc. website at www.rtca.org/. For additional details on LynxOS-178 and the RSC visit www.lynuxworks.com/rtos/rtos-178.php. Following the January announcement “Xilinx Mobilizes Global Network to Address DO-254 and ED-80 Standards Requirements for Next-Generation Avionics”, Xilinx is also making available an industry white paper to further assist its global DO-254 network and avionics developers “Meeting DO-254 and ED-80 Guidelines when using Xilinx FPGA”. Download white paper at www.xilinx.com/esp/aero_def/do254.htm.

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (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. Additionally, LynuxWorks’ BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating 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, Calif. For more information, visit www.lynuxworks.com.

About Xilinx Aerospace & Defense

Xilinx has provided uninterrupted support to the A&D industry since 1989 with comprehensive solutions that include: commercial grade to radiation-tolerant FPGAs; application-specific IP from image processing to waveform generation; and advanced technologies such as partial reconfiguration and single-chip crypto. These solutions feature long product lifecycles, high reliability, unique manufacturing flows, specialized design services, and advanced security solutions for high assurance applications. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com/esp/aerospace.htm.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.


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