Tuxera brings Reliance Velocity to SYSGO’s PikeOS for exceptional automotive data handling

The partnership promises increased performance and advanced security for automotive storage systems

MAINZ, Germany, and ESPOO, Finland – July 17, 2019 – Tuxera, the world-leading storage software and networking technology company, has announced its partnership with SYSGO, a European leader in RTOS and hypervisor technology. The alliance comes as a response to the growing global demand for increasingly advanced embedded file system storage in the automotive sector.

"More and more, we are seeing vehicles becoming interconnected with software, and open to the movement of data. ADAS systems and IVIs are great examples of this trend. Such levels of data use require storage software that is both fast-acting and stable. Reliance Velocity is our answer to this, and a result of our commitment to building the world’s best flash storage solutions. Through this partnership with SYSGO, we are confident that automotive file system storage will reach a new level of performance and security. The cooperation also expands our ecosystem to support safe and secure embedded systems," says Bernd Niedermeier, Sales Director of Automotive at Tuxera.

"It is great to have Reliance Velocity now supporting PikeOS®. By collaborating with Tuxera, we continue to provide high quality solutions for increasingly demanding automotive applications. Both PikeOS® and Reliance Velocity are known as robust and stable solutions that have a strong value for embedded systems in automotive and other vertical markets," says Franz Walkembach, VP Marketing & Alliances at SYSGO.

Powering up the RTOS for a new era of embedded

As automotive systems become increasingly complex and sophisticated, the need for seamless and secure data transfer and interpretation within a vehicle’s ECU has arguably never been higher.

Reliance Velocity is the only modern flash storage system that operates on all major automotive operating systems, including real-time data-heavy solutions. The software system offers high-end performance through minimal CPU usage as well as competitive read and write speeds. Reliance Velocity also prevents data corruption and loss, while reducing flash memory deterioration. In addition, with its multi-level encryption combined with user- and group-level quotas, Reliance Velocity enables improved security on PikeOS®’s architecture.

SYSGO’s PikeOS® is the only real-time operating system carrying the Common Criteria EAL3+ certification, providing MILS conformant security on an architectural level, which at the same time is certified according to ISO 26262. The operating system’s central kernel ensures separation between multiple applications, leading to a rigorous level of safety and security within its hypervisor platform. The combination of Reliance Velocity and PikeOS® brings new levels of speed, reliability, and cost-effective performance to the software stack – enabling advanced data-driven applications for automotive OEMs and Tier-1s.

For more information, please contact:
Tiffiny Rossi
Tuxera Head of Marketing

Markus Jastroch
Tel: +49 (0) 6136 9948-652

About Tuxera
Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

SYSGO is the leading European manufacturer of embedded operating systems, supporting safety and security-critical applications in the aerospace, automotive, railway, and IIoT industries for more than 25 years. The company develops and maintains PikeOS®, the world's first SIL 4 certified real-time operating system and hypervisor on multi-core. SYSGO's PikeOS separation kernel has been certified according to Common Criteria EAL 3+ and is currently the only real-time operating system worldwide that holds a CC certification for its separation performance. Also being certified to the strictest safety standards such as DO-178B/C, IEC 61508, EN 50128, and ISO 26262.

Headquartered in Klein-Winternheim near Frankfurt, Germany, SYSGO has subsidiaries in France, the Czech Republic and the UK and maintains a world-wide distribution network. The company is part of the European Thales Group.

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FlashFX Tera boosts boot time for LG navigator

LG Electronics, a well-known Korean-based manufacturer of consumer electronics, created a multimedia-enabled portable navigator for the North American market. The LN790 features a 4.3” LCD screen, Bluetooth hands-free functionality, and video-enabled playback. Ruggedness and fast access to data are important to consumers in this market, so the device was designed to boot directly from a NAND mass storage environment using Windows CE. Unfortunately, LG product engineers had a difficult time getting the device to boot fast enough using CE’s FAL/FMD flash drivers. At just over two minutes, the startup time did not match LG’s reputation for high-performance consumer devices.

The Tuxera solution

As LG engineers went searching for solutions to the boot speed problem, they discovered that Tuxera's FlashFX® Pro uses a more efficient approach to managing bad blocks than CE’s standard FMD/FAL drivers, which can speed boot time significantly. This difference is especially apparent when the device is using a large NAND disk, because boot time is somewhat proportional to the size of the flash.

Why is FlashFX Pro more efficient? Startup with FAL requires the driver to read more data as part of its mount sequence, a lengthy process particularly if the disk is large. In contrast, FlashFX Pro requires a much simpler check of the media to complete the initial mount.

The customer payoff

After implementation of FlashFX Pro, LG engineers were delighted to discover that the device’s boot time was cut by more than half. By using FlashFX Pro instead of the native Windows CE drivers, LG designers were able to achieve the performance their customers expect from a premium-quality personal navigator. There was also an additional benefit they hadn’t counted on – FlashFX Pro support for over 200 flash parts means that the LN790 will be future-proof from flash parts going on allocation, unexpected price fluctuations, and end-of-life issues.