General Dynamics Broadband Brings Virtualization to Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

   General Dynamics Broadband Brings Virtualization to Xilinx Zynq-7000 All
                               Programmable SoC

General Dynamics OKL4 Microvisor Software Development Kit with defense-grade
security protects mission-critical software and content for aerospace, defense
and automotive applications.

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --General Dynamics Broadband, a provider
of embedded virtualization software for mobile and connected devices, today
announced plans to support the Xilinx® Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC family
of devices with its OKL4 Microvisor software development kit (SDK). The OKL4
Microvisor is an industry-leading embedded virtualization platform for mobile
security and automotive applications. The OKL4 SDK for Zynq-7000 AP SoCs will
provide defense-grade security for mission-critical software and sensitive
data against destructive program code and other malware.

"Our ability to support the Xilinx Zynq-7000 family builds upon the successful
use of the OKL4 Microvisor in the aerospace, defense and automotive markets,"
said Steve Subar, vice president and general manager of Secure Mobility for
General Dynamics Broadband. "Intelligent-device manufacturers can address
compute-intensive applications as well as host modern operating systems
including Linux, Android, RTOSes and others with the OKL4 Microvisor in a
Zynq-7000 device."

"The OKL4 Microvisor SDK and the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC are ideal for
applications requiring advanced system control together with sophisticated
signal processing," commented Larry Getman, vice president of Processing
Platforms for Xilinx. "Virtualization allows system developers to match
several custom peripherals or accelerators within the programmable logic, to
the best operating system. The result is a solution that offers high
performance, lower power consumption and reduced footprint."

The combination of hardware-enforced bare-metal (Type I) virtualization
supported by the OKL4 Microvisor and multi-core ARM Cortex-A9 processors,
programmable logic, and other features enables original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) to take advantage of the flexible programming model of
the Zynq-7000 AP SoC. Using the integrated programmable logic, developers can
create "virtual" peripherals, perform high-frequency signal processing (e.g.,
for high-quality audio) and even implement logic for accelerating processing
of critical tasks, to address new applications while lowering systems costs.

The OKL4 Microvisor SDK for Xilinx Zynq-7000 family products enables:

  oIntegration of diverse software stacks on a single processor, each in a
    distinct secure environment (OKL4 Microvisor "cells"), such as classified
    and unclassified information separation in high-assurance environments and
    isolation of safety-critical and consumer software in automotive
    applications;
  oIncorporation of unique operating systems for system control and
    application hosting on a single SoC, with controlled access to both
    traditional peripherals and ones implemented using programmable logic;
  oSimultaneous hosting of multiple popular embedded operating systems,
    including Linux, Android, QNX, AUTOSAR and other embedded real-time
    systems, each executing in its own protected cell;
  oFine-grained and rigorous access control across cells, with the OKL4
    Microvisor leveraging processor hardware to enforce security policy, with
    secure sharing of display, audio, storage, networking and other
    peripherals implemented in programmable logic;
  oHigh-performance, with fast booting and run-time rebooting of individual
    cells, and deterministic responsiveness for real-time applications, even
    under heavy system load; and
  oEfficient utilization of multiple ARM Cortex-A9 cores via dynamic
    Symmetric Multi Processing balancing.

The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC combines the software programmability of a
processor with the hardware programmability of an FPGA (field-programmable
gate array), resulting in unrivaled levels of system performance, flexibility,
scalability while providing system benefits in terms of power reduction, lower
cost with fast time to market. Learn more at http://www.xilinx.com/zynq

General Dynamics Broadband, a subsidiary of General Dynamics C4 Systems, is a
leader in the critical communications industry delivering wireless broadband
solutions and security to enable operational scenarios within public safety,
critical infrastructure, defense and enterprise markets globally. The
organization combines expertise in building and integrating complex
communication networks with in-house developed 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE)
wireless broadband and secure wireless mesh networks. It also specializes in
advanced techniques for securing wireless communication including 'Suite B'
commercial solutions for classified encryption and virtualization software.

With the recent acquisition of OK Labs, General Dynamics Broadband is now a
global leader in virtualization software for securing wireless communications,
applications and content. Its software is deployed on more than 1.6 billion
devices worldwide, enabling security for wireless access of corporate and
government assets while protecting everything that runs on the device. Chipset
suppliers, mobile and automotive OEMs, national security agencies and
contractors, mobile network operators, and enterprise IT depend on General
Dynamics Broadband Secure Mobility technologies and products to deliver
high-assurance solutions that decrease cost, reduce complexity and speed
time-to-market.

More information on General Dynamics Broadband products and services is
available at
www.gd-broadband.com and www.ok-labs.com.

Web Links of Interest

OKL4 Microvisor
http://www.ok-labs.com/products/okl4-microvisor

GD Broadband Virtualization Blog
http://www.ok-labs.com/community/company-blog

Xilinx Zynq-7000 AP SoC http://www.xilinx.com/zynq

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SOURCE General Dynamics Broadband

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Contact: Marti Konstant, +1-312-933-0101, marti@ok-labs.com