Embedded World 2019, held in Nuremberg, Germany, showcased the best of the embedded and IoT industry’s latest innovations and trends to over 30,000 visitors. Project ACRN™ was present at the Linux Foundation’s Zephyr™ Project booth. The Zephyr Project is a small, scalable open-source Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for IoT embedded devices. ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor, built with real-time and safety-criticality in mind.
Project ACRN and Zephyr Project engineering teams are collaborating to make one of the hottest trends a reality: workload consolidation, the ability to run multiple, heterogeneous functions on a single embedded system. While there are many techniques to do this, few offer a path that supports deterministic, real-time workloads or sub-systems that are Functional Safety (FuSa) certifiable. Zephyr combined with ACRN, now offers such a path forward.
At Embedded World 2019, we demonstrated the Zephyr RTOS running in an ACRN Virtual Machine (VM) in a real-time configuration, while concurrently showing a Clear Linux VM running an Artificial Intelligence (AI) object detection algorithm.
These are exciting times to live in with such transformations and innovation happening in the industry. ACRN and Zephyr are at the forefront of the innovation bringing new, open-source solutions that will help the embedded and IoT industry segments transform for the future.