Vector, Sysgo tackle Autosar software development together

December 11, 2017 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Vector, Sysgo tackle Autosar software development together
Software providers Vector Informatik and Sysgo AG have launched a joint venture dedicated to the development of embedded software. The purpose of the cooperation is to combine Vector’s Microsar, a basic implementation of the Autosar Adaptive environment with Sysgo’s real-time operating system PikeOS in an integrated software platform

Sysgo is contributing its aviation safety and security expertise to the 50/50 joint venture. Embedded systems specialist Vector has been developing secure Autosar basic software according to ISO 26262 for many years. The combined expertise of both companies will provide ECU developers with a solution for the new generation of high-performance ECUs based on the Autosar Adaptive Standard, the companies said. Control units for automated driving, multifunctional application servers and infotainment systems use the new Autosar Adaptive Platform as a future-proof standard. The PikeOS hypervisor and the associated Posix operating system form the basis of the common Autosar Adaptive Software Architecture. 

In the future, the combination of Adaptive Microsar and PikeOS will be offered as part of the Vector Autosar portfolio and by Vector worldwide. This provides Autosar adaptive system developers with an optimally coordinated solution from a single source. 

The joint development includes measures for the effective interaction between the PikeOS operating system and the Adaptive Autosar basic software. For safety-relevant ECUs according to ISO 26262, this includes the isolation of individual applications in order to safely operate QM and ASIL software. In addition to ISO 26262 requirements up to ASIL D, the platform supports functions such as fast booting and modern security measures against unauthorized access. Both companies assume that in the future, several operating systems with their specific strengths will be used in parallel in ECUs. Therefore, the solution can be extended with additional system partitions for Autosar Classic, Linux or other operating systems.

A release of the joint solution for prototype applications is scheduled by year-end 2017. Series releases for safety-relevant control units are planned for 2019. 

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