Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), a developer of embedded computing solutions, has announced the launch of a modified, lightweight version of the NXP hypervisor that supports partitioning and isolation for X-ES’ NXP QorIQ single board computers and processor mezzanine modules.
The NXP (formerly Freescale) hypervisor is a special low-level software program that facilitates secure partitioning. It acts as a partition’s resource and security manager, presenting a virtual machine to the operating system running in each partition.
The hypervisor may manage multiple virtual machines and partitions, from a single thread on a core to multiple threads and multiple cores. X-ES provides a modified, lightweight version of the NXP hypervisor that supports partitioning and isolation.
The NXP embedded hypervisor software is unlike traditional hypervisors that provide scheduling services to enable multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on a single physical CPU.
Instead, the NXP hypervisor provides a simple and lightweight method that exclusively addresses the problem of partitioning and isolation without being bloated by unnecessary features and functionality.
Featured NXP QorIQ T-Series products that support the hypervisor:
- XCALIBUR1931 – 6U VME SBC with an NXP QorIQ T2080 processor with four dual-threaded e6500 cores, each with a 128-bit AltiVec SIMD unit
- XPEDITE5970 – 3U OpenVPX™ REDI SBC featuring an eight core NXP T2080 processor with up to 8 GB of DDR3-1600 SDRAM
- XPEDITE6101 – XMC/PrPMC mezzanine module with an NXP T2081 processor with eight virtual (four dual-threaded) e6500 cores
- XCALIBUR1840 – 6U VPX SBC with an NXP T4240 processor & 12 dual-threaded Power Architecture® e6500 cores running at up to 1.8 GHz