Issue: Oct 2014


Elektrobit (EB) introduces first AUTOSAR multi-core safety operating system



EB paves the way for future automotive electronics trends with an operating system supporting multi-core ECUs at the highest Automotive Safety Level ASIL D.

by Alan Tran

Elektrobit (EB) presents its new operating system EB tresos Safety Operating System (OS) Multi-Core for automotive electronic control units (ECU). It is the first safety operating system in the automotive industry that enables carmakers and suppliers to create AUTOSAR-based multi-core control units conforming to the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL D) according to ISO 26262.

The in-car infrastructure is moving towards fewer, more powerful ECUs, with more functions running on one ECU. Increasingly more software has to be integrated in the car, but the amount of ECUs is limited by growing network complexity and constraints of weight and space. In addition, safety relevant systems have an increasing performance need. Single-core solutions are reaching capacity and car makers need multi-core architectures for safety functions to create state-of-the-art automotive systems that satisfy customers' needs.

EB's new operating system integrates safety relevant applications in a high-performance AUTOSAR multi-core environment up to the highest safety level ASIL D. Carmakers and suppliers can integrate multiple software functions from different vendors without interfering with each other on one ECU. This cutting-edge technology combines the flexibility of AUTOSAR multi-core software architectures with needs of safety projects. It is now possible to distribute software components to different cores without affecting the availability of the individual central processing unit (CPU) cores.

This software paves the way for complex ECUs like Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) or electric power steering (EPS) functions. EB tresos Safety OS Multi-Core is available for automotive safety microcontrollers like Infineon AURIX(TM) and Freescale Qorivva. The technology is based on EB's certified single-core Safety OS that is already used in multiple series production vehicles.

"EB tresos Safety OS Multi-Core enables our customers to manage the challenges of complex, high-capacity safety-related ECUs,"explains Stefan Duda, Head of Car Infrastructure at EB. "This state-of-the-art Safety Operating System provides a stable base for new concepts like domain controller-based software architectures for each car domain."

"With its high real-time performance, embedded safety and security features the AURIX(TM) microcontroller family is designed to meet the highest safety standards while increasing performance at the same time," explains Thomas Boehm, Director, Microcontroller Chassis & Safety Application Line at Infineon Technologies. "Together, EB tresos Safety OS Multi-Core and Infineon AURIX(TM) are a powerful team that enables the integration of state-of-the-art software solutions into the next generation of cars."

Elektrobit introduces EB tresos Safety OS Multi-Core at this year's International Suppliers Fair (IZB), October 14 - 16, in Wolfsburg, Germany at Booth 4426 in Hall 4.

Elektrobit Corporation (EB)

EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales in 2013 totaled EUR 199.3 million and operating profit was EUR 8.1 million. EB employs more than 1600 people worldwide, and a major part of them are R&D engineers.  Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com

Elektrobit (EB) - Automotive Software

EB represents one of the most important suppliers of embedded software solutions for the automotive industry. In addition to the development of innovative products, it also specializes in services and consulting for the automotive industry, supplying implementations of serial software solutions for a broad range of AUTOSAR and Functional Safety, infotainment, navigation, HMI and driver assistance systems. EB continues to invest in feature integration and development tools so that the in-vehicle devices get to market more quickly and ship in volume sooner. www.automotive.elektrobit.com

 



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