OpenSynergy has been driving and investing in the open standard VIRTIO maintained by the OASIS consortium. VIRTIO provides a clean separation of the software from the underlying hardware and therefore eases the integration of diverse software components into complex systems. OpenSynergy is convinced that software-defined architecture will soon become the leading approach for EE designs in the automotive industry. OpenSynergy’s Arm-based automotive virtual platform, COQOS Hypervisor SDK, includes many devices specified to the VIRTIO standard. That is why it enables OEMs and Tier-ones to use, re-use, and combine services for a wide range of products and hardware.
Nowadays, many different players in the automotive industry see the benefits of software-defined architectures and are participating in industry-wide standardization efforts. “We are glad to see other players recognizing the same need for standardization and therefore welcome the SOAFEE initiative led by Arm. The initiative will allow all of us to focus on our core software competencies and less on tedious integration. We are committed to contributing to the SOAFEE initiative and evolving our products according to its results,” states Tero Salminen, Senior Director Product, Virtualization at OpenSynergy.