Automotive-oriented hypervisor taps ARM TrustZone

2013-Oct-29 | Tags: embeddedvirtualization

Linux on ARMMentor Graphics announced a small-footprint hypervisor designed for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and automotive telematics systems that use its Linux-, Android-, Nucleus-, and AUTOSAR-based automotive middleware. Mentor Embedded Hypervisor supports single- or multi-core AMP and SMP architectures, as well as ARM TrustZone security technology, and can partition devices and memory to prevent unauthorized access.

Mentor Embedded Hypervisor is designed for IVI systems, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and instrumentation, says Mentor Graphics. Although this small-footprint Type 1 hypervisor supports the implementation of multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) on a single-core processor, its main purpose is to enable asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP), symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), or a combination of both, on multicore processors. On such platforms, the software enables single or multiple VMs running on each core.

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