LynuxWorks Announces LynxSecure Support for 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM Processor Family

Multiple guest operating systems and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - Consumer Electronics Show - In conjunction with the launch of the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, announced LynxSecure 4.0 support of the new Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processor families. LynxSecure is a separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that provides an environment in which multiple guest operating systems and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity. "The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Core™ i5 processors deliver an incredible performance breakthrough by utilizing the latest innovations in multi-core processor and graphics technologies," said Robert Day the VP of Marketing for LynuxWorks, Inc. "The multi-core and virtualization support that LynxSecure offers for these next generation of Intel® processors helps maximize the performance and security of applications running on a wide selection of virtualized guest operating systems." "By supporting the latest Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processors at launch, LynuxWorks continues to offer developers the opportunity to utilize the advanced features that Intel provides in each new generation of our processors," commented Matt Langman, director of product marketing for the Intel Embedded Computing Division. "When paired with a hypervisor, like the award-winning LynxSecure separation kernel, our highly integrated 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors improve system performance without compromising security." The new generation of Intel® Core™ processors offers a new microarchitecture and features multi-core processing showing an impressive leap in energy efficient performance using Intel® Turbo Boost and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technologies. In addition to being software compatible with previous IA-32 processors, the new processor families now include both an integrated graphics engine and a memory controller -- which gives developers an efficient two-chip platform to use in designing demanding virtualized solutions. These new embedded processors are aimed at meeting the needs of developers in retail, medical, gaming, military and government and energy industries, and when combined with LynxSecure offer a unique platform for developing next generation embedded systems. LynxSecure 4.0 provides one of the most flexible secure virtualization solutions for use in Intel® architecture based embedded and computer systems. Designed to maintain the highest levels of military security, and built from the ground up to achieve it, LynxSecure 4.0 now offers an industry-leading combination of security with functionality, allowing developers and integrators to use the latest software and hardware technologies to build complex multi-OS based systems. LynxSecure offers two virtualization schemes, para-virtualized guest OSes such as Linux and LynxOS-SE offering maximum performance, and fully virtualized guest OSes such as Windows, Solaris and Chromium OS requiring no changes to the guest OS. Another key feature that LynxSecure offers is the ability to run guest OSes that have Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) capabilities. The new quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor makes this feature a reality by allowing one of the guest OSes to run across multiple cores, offering performance never seen before in a virtualized embedded system. 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. 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, CA. For more information, visit