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.

Mar 27th, 2017
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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