NXP QorIQ T2081-based embedded computing board for avionics uses introduced by X-ES

MIDDLETON, Wis. – Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing the XPedite6101 NXP QorIQ T2081 processor-based embedded computing mezzanine board to support secure booting for military and avionics applications requiring enhanced levels of security.

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

MIDDLETON, Wis. – Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing the XPedite6101 NXP QorIQ T2081 processor-based embedded computing mezzanine board to support secure booting for military and avionics applications requiring enhanced levels of security.

The XPedite6101 comes with the Wind River VxWorks 653 3.0 multi-core edition certification-ready multi-core operating system environment. In addition to being ARINC 653-compliant, this solution is integrated with Wind River’s Information Assurance Framework (IAF).

The Wind River VxWorks 653 software enables avionics vendors and hosted-function suppliers to develop and deploy several applications independently on one multicore hardware system to support avionics safety standards, X-ES officials say.

These standards include RTCA DO-178C for certifying compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations for the software aspects of airborne systems and equipment, and ARINC 653 for space and time partitioning in safety-critical avionics real-time operating systems (RTOS).

The VxWorks 653 multi-core scheduler enables several guest operating systems on a shared compute platform, allowing applications to run in parallel to increase compute capacity.

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In addition, this provides fault containment, high portability for lower upgrade costs, reduced development costs with a development suite based on Eclipse, and reduced RTCA DO-178C certification time supported by commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence.

The enhanced security of this solution comes from the integration of Wind River’s IAF, which uses the PowerPC/NXP Trust Architecture, known as the QorIQ Trust Architecture, to enable secure boot, including a built-in security engine that can hide a One Time Programmable Master Key (OTPMK) in a write-only register.

This security engine is for cryptographic offload of hashing, encryption, and decryption.

The XPedite6101 XMC/PrPMC mezzanine module from X-ES supports several NXP QorIQ processor configurations, several I/O ports including Gigabit Ethernet, serial, USB, and SATA, and as much as 8 gigabytes of DDR3-1600 ECC SDRAM.

For more information contact X-ES online at www.xes-inc.com.

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