BERLIN, April 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – COQOS Hypervisor SDK version 9.5 will be the first virtual platform used to implement the future Virtual I / O Device (VIRTIO ™) standard for device virtualization that facilitates the separation between software and hardware. This achievement was made possible thanks to OpenSynergy’s membership in the OASIS Open consortium (cradle of the VIRTIO standard) and its active contribution to Open Source Operating Systems Linux and Android ™ projects.
Because the hypervisor independent VIRTIO drivers are built into the most commonly used operating systems (OS), customers can easily consolidate their functionality on top of any hypervisor that supports VIRTIO. This further allows them to easily update guest virtual machines (VMs), such as Android, Linux and / or BSP. Finally, by using a virtual driver instead of the actual driver, customers can move their guest operating system to any hardware, reducing their hardware locks.
The more VIRTIO drivers available in the operating system – therefore the more “virtualized” the operating system is – the easier it is for the customer to move virtual machines between platforms and the system on chip ( SoC). The current VIRTIO 1.0 and 1.1 specifications are limited to drivers commonly used in the cloud space, where VIRTIO is popular. In recent years, OpenSynergy has contributed to the OASIS Open consortium to define the VIRTIO drivers needed for automotive use cases (such as virtio GPU, virtio audio, etc.). It has also provided driver implementation in open source Linux and Android operating systems.
OpenSynergy leveraged these experiences to create its latest COQOS Hypervisor SDK 9.5 development kit ready to work with newly defined VIRTIO drivers, making it the most mature VIRTIO-based automotive device sharing framework.
In particular, customers using Android can take full advantage of the new version of COQOS Hypervisor SDK. The cooperation between OpenSynergy and Google ensures that Android ™ Automotive OS is fully compatible with COQOS. Customers benefit from rapid deployment of Android to their hardware, easy version upgrade, and easier CTS certification using CTS pre-tested Android (AOSP).
Regis Adjamah, CEO of OpenSynergy, is convinced: “We are finally bringing to the market the fruits of intensive investment of recent years. Taking a leading role in the open standards community was a challenge. Now that VIRTIO is gaining ground and taking on a central role in automotive architecture, we are ready to provide a product with high added value. OpenSynergy will continue its engagement in the open source community with the aim of influencing the standard to meet the demand of automotive customers. “
OpenSynergy provides embedded software products for the next generation of vehicles. Its hypervisor and communication products pave the way for an integrated driving experience.
The COQOS Hypervisor SDK Automotive Virtual Platform integrates a mix of real-time applications and open source solutions on powerful domain controllers. It supports a large set of features corresponding to the VIRTIO virtualization standard, creating maximum flexibility: guest operating systems can be used and reused on different systems-on-chips. OpenSynergy cooperates with major operating system (OS) vendors to ensure that Android, AGL, AliOS and other operating systems are fully supported.
The automotive industry leader Blue Stack Bluetooth® SDK is one of OpenSynergy’s communication platforms. It is the benchmark Bluetooth® implementation for many OEMs around the world. The Blue SDK Fusion variant offers a reliable automotive grade Bluetooth stack for Android ™ Automotive OS.
OpenSynergy further provides automotive grade free software components tailored to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to drive Android adoption in the automotive industry.
OpenSynergy also provides engineering services to support the customization of its products.
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