August 5, 2008 -- TRANGO Virtual Processors is now delivering greater isolation and portability of operating systems and drivers on the TI OMAP 3 platform. The TRANGO Hypervisor offers a broad choice of operating system (OS) and real-time operating system (RTOS) including Linux, Windows Embedded CE, Symbian OS, eCos, ́C-OSII, ́ITRON and other proprietary RTOS, while the OMAP 3 platform, based on ARM Cortex-A8 processor, offers up to 3X performance gain over ARM11 based processors. The combination delivers isolation, flexibility and cost optimization benefits to the design of today’s convergent wireless devices.
Leveraging the high-performance and low power consumption of TI’s OMAP3430 multimedia applications processor, the TRANGO Hypervisor is the perfect fit for mobile platform designers who want to find the optimal balance between the effective reuse of legacy features, the development of new functionality, the secure sharing of common hardware resources, time-to-market, and cost constraints.
With secure platform virtualization, OEMs benefit from an inherently secure architecture, easier porting of a rich OS or RTOS to the hardware, and highly portable drivers. On the TI OMAP3430 processor the TRANGO Hypervisor offers the ability for OEMs to reduce or even eliminate driver changes in moving from one OS platform to another OS platform, with a positive impact on the resultant development and validation effort.
"TRANGO’s Hypervisor, when running on the OMAP 3 platform, provides mobile manufacturers with a powerful platform software flexibility and re-use," said Markus Tremmel, worldwide wireless ecosystem manager at Texas Instruments. "Mobile manufacturers get flexibility in their choice of operating system."
The TRANGO product is available on the ARMv5/ARMv6/v7 and MIPS32/MIPS64 embedded architectures, supports a broad choice of OS and RTOS including Linux, Windows Embedded CE, Symbian OS, eCos, ́C-OSII, ́ITRON and other proprietary RTOS. It is shipped with a complete SDK and tool suite based on Eclipse.
Go to the TRANGO Virtual Processors website to find additional information.