Tuxera and eSOL Bring Data Management to Automotive Safety-Critical Systems

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 28, 2021


Tuxera and eSOL Bring Data Management to Automotive Safety-Critical Systems

Tuxera and eSOL announced a strategic partnership for the automotive industry. Per the companies, the partnership will bring I/O throughput, data integrity, fail-safety, and improved storage media endurance to the data handling operations in eSOL's eMCOS real-time operating system (RTOS).

Tuxera's Reliance file system technology will be integrated as part of the eMCOS architecture. Through this partnership, the companies aim to deliver an automotive platform that meets the safety-critical needs of eSOL's customers.

eMCOS is eSOL's scalable RTOS for embedded systems. Distributed microkernel architecture, paired with eSOL's proprietary semi-priority-based scheduling algorithm is designed to enable eMCOS to deliver the real-time capabilities required for critical embedded systems. According to the company, the RTOS features the high performance and scalability demanded by multicore processors.

eMCOS is developed in full compliance with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for road vehicles. 

The partnership allows eSOL to focus on the core development and functional safety of eMCOS, while Tuxera provides the storage development to manage the platform's critical data storage needs. eMCOS will now ship with Tuxera's Reliance file system technology built inside - featuring file system operations configured and optimized to meet eMCOS's multikernel architecture.

The Tuxera Reliance file system for eMCOS is a POSIX-compliant, transactional file system designed to ensure data is always in a known-good state, even if an unexpected power loss or system crash were to occur. The power fail-safety offered by Tuxera's file system technology was a key consideration in integrating it with eMCOS. The file system technology also features fast mount times and consistently high I/O throughput, making it an ideal match for the high-performance features of eMCOS.

For more information, visit: www.esol.com/embedded/emcos

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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