Mentor Graphics announced its new Mentor Embedded Hypervisor product for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and instrumentation. The small footprint Type 1 hypervisor was developed specifically for embedded applications and intelligent connected devices.
Using the solution, developers can create high-performance systems that integrate and consolidate applications on multicore processors and make use of the ARM TrustZone, the company says. Development of new systems can be accelerated by reusing existing proprietary software and protecting intellectual property while incorporating Linux to leverage the open source ecosystem.
It supports the Yocto Project-compatible Mentor Embedded Linux, the GENIVI-compliant Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform, and will support Android, Mentor Volcano AUTOSAR software, and Nucleus RTOS.
It includes support for the ARM TrustZone for applications requiring hardware-based partitioning of resources such as memory, crypto blocks, and keyboard/screens. It features a flexible device model that supports virtualized device access and direct device access for performance-critical applications, and provides various mechanisms for inter-guest communications.
It can run on single-core or multi-core processor architectures supporting asymmetric multi-processing (AMP), symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), or a combination of both.
"The powerful and flexible features of the Mentor Embedded Hypervisor give developers the ability to consolidate functionality and meet the demands of today's complex and highly connected devices," said Scot Morrison, general manager of Runtime Solutions, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. "The built-in security capabilities provide assurances of reliability and data integrity, and the comprehensive solution of runtimes, tools, and services enables companies to differentiate and lead in their respective markets."
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.