Lantronix and Green Hills automotive platform

  • November 8, 2021
  • William Payne

Embedded software developer Green Hills Software and IoT SaaS platform Lantronix have partnered to provide a new secure computing platform for critical automotive electronic systems.

The two companies have launched a new solution that combines Qualcomm Snapdragon third-generation automotive hardware development kits from Lantronix with Green Hills Software’s safety-certified INTEGRITY real-time operating systems, the INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualisation services, and the MULTI development tools and C/C++ compilers.

The platform is designed to reduce complexity of integrating hardware and software for critical automotive electronics systems, allowing OEMs and their suppliers to reach production more quickly.

The Lantronix Hardware Development Kit features the Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P processor, audio/video expansion headers and Android. Software support from Green Hills includes the safety and security-certified INTEGRITY real-time operating system, INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualisation services and MULTI development tools.

The new platform provides rapid platform evaluation and benchmarking, component unit testing and peripheral testing, as well as proof-of-concept trials and market-ready prototypes and immediate firmware and application development by distributed software teams. It also provides integrated deep-visibility and safety-certified software tools that help developers find and fix the most difficult software bugs, and the ability to consolidate and run functions with different safety or security requirements (e.g., run Linux and Android alongside functions certified at ISO 26262 ASIL D).

The platform is designed for use by automotive OEMs, their Tier 1 suppliers, hardware/software ecosystem partners and Android application developers.

“Today’s electronics manufacturers must overcome growing challenges to develop and deploy their next-generation systems targeting safety and security-critical automotive applications,” said Jacques Issa, VP of Marketing at Lantronix Inc. “As a leading Qualcomm partner, Lantronix has worked with Green Hills Software to deliver a solution that delivers safe, secure computing platforms for building critical automotive electronic systems, speeding time to market.”

“Together with Lantronix, we are delivering a system-on-chip solution that enables manufacturers to quickly develop automotive electronics and get them to market by resolving inherent complexities in software firmware, middleware and applications. Together, our solution, coupled with Lantronix design services expertise and world-class hardware, gives automotive industry developers the ability to quick-start development with everything they need to meet the required production platform safety and security requirements,” said Dan Mender, VP of Business Development at Green Hills Software.