TTTech Industrial has announced the first commercial product based on the Linux Foundation’s ACRN hypervisor for the industrial market.
With the latest release of its Nerve Blue industrial edge computing platform, TTTech Industrial is making ACRN 2.0 available to customers in a commercial, fully supported software solution that runs on a variety of Intel processors in an array of industrial applications.
ACRN Project members include ADLINK, Aptiv, Intel Corporation, LGE, and Neusoft Corporation.
Nerve Blue’s integration of ACRN 2.0 allows it to run PLC software for controlling high-speed machine functions alongside other less time-sensitive software applications on the same hardware platform.
Nerve Blue leverages ACRN 2.0’s features and optimizations to create special virtual environments that support cycle times down to 500μs for low-latency applications.
For example, an injection molding machine containing a standard industrial PC can now be fitted with Nerve Blue software to run its injection pressure control, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), gateway, data analytics, and predictive maintenance functions all on the same device – delivering hardware savings and aiding more efficient machine operation.
Nerve Blue is now available on Intel Atom processor E3900 series, Intel Celeron processor N3350, and Intel Pentium processor N4200 (Apollo Lake) platforms, 8th Generation Intel Core U-Series (Whiskey Lake) processors.
Early next year, Nerve Blue will be available for Intel Atom x6000E Series and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J Series Processors for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications (Elkhart Lake).
A free trial-version of Nerve Blue can be accessed here.