LynuxWorks (San Jose, CA) has announced LynxSecure support of the VPX3-1256 3U VPX Intel® Core™ i7 single board computer from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (Ashburn, VA). LynxSecure, a separation kernel and embedded hypervisor, provides a secure environment in which multiple guest operating systems and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions.

Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-1256 combines an Intel® embedded processor, the Intel® Core™ i7 2nd generation quad-core processor, and a 3U Open VPX board architecture. The SBC offers two Gigabit Ethernet ports that LynxSecure can assign to different guests. The VPX3-1256 comes with an Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor running at 2.1 GHz and 6MB L3 Cache. The technology, which supports x8 PCI Express Gen 2, also provides up to 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM and built-in Intel® graphics support.

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