Webinar Announcement

First implementation of open standard-based devices available – COQOS Hypervisor SDK now supports the upcoming VIRTIO specification


Due to the upcoming specifications of the open Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) standard, VIRTIO is taking a central role in the automotive architecture. The open standard for device virtualization allows carmakers to consolidate their functionalities on top of any hypervisor supporting VIRTIO, to easily update virtual machines, and to deploy guest OSes on top of any hardware.

The more VIRTIO drivers are available in the OS – thus the more “virtualized” is the Operating System – the easiest it is for the customer to move VMs across platforms and System on Chips (SoCs). The current VIRTIO specifications 1.0 and 1.1 are limited to drivers commonly used in the cloud domain, where VIRTIO is popular. In the last years OpenSynergy contributed as an active member of the OASIS Open consortium to define the VIRTIO drivers needed for the automotive use cases (such as virtio GPU, virtio audio, etc.). Further it provided implementation of the drivers in the open source Operating Systems Linux and Android.

OpenSynergy has leveraged from these experiences and made its newest COQOS Hypervisor SDK 9.5 ready to work with the newely defined VIRTIO drivers, making it the most mature VIRTIO-based automotive device sharing framework.

Your presenters are:


Tero Antero Salminen

Senior Director Product, Virtualization

Tero Salminen is a product and engineering leader with over 20 years of experience in developing software platforms and tools for telecommunications equipment and mobile phones and other embedded devices. He heads the OpenSynergy GmbH team that is standardizing and developing Automotive Virtual Platform and COQOS Hypervisor SDK. Tero is a board member at GenIVI. He holds an MSc degree in Computer Science from the Helsinki University of Technology.


Isaac Trefz

Product Manager, COQOS SDK

Isaac is a product and product manager with over 20 years of experience in developing software and diagnostic tools for the automotive industry. He has recently taken over the role of product manager for the COQOS Hypervisor SDK at OpenSynergy GmbH. He holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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