LogonBox Limited | July 30, 2020
LogonBox, a leading independent provider of virtualized identity management and self-service password, reset solutions, announces the LogonBox VPN, a free VPN virtual appliance built on the industry-recognized WireGuard VPN. VPN stands for "virtual private network" – a service that encrypts a user's internet traffic and redirects it through a remote VPN server. WireGuard is a highly performant and high-speed VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography designed to run everything from general-purpose VPN tasks to connecting the most powerful computers globally. WireGuard outshines the current leading protocols – OpenVPN and IPSec.
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Keysight Technologies | July 02, 2021
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to boost innovation to connect and secure the world, will showcase 5G technology that accelerates the development of virtualized (O-RAN) architectures and the delivery of wireless broadband services at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021 (MWC 21), which will be held in Barcelona.
With the completion of 3GPP Release 16 (Rel-16), a rising acceptance of open RAN interfaces, and a spike in investments in private 5G networks and industrial internet of things (IIoT) deployments, 5G NR has entered its second phase.
Finalization of 3GPP Rel-16
Keysight's comprehensive suite of test solutions enables chipset, device, and base station vendors, as well as data centers and service providers, to verify and optimize networks based on the most recent Rel-16 standards. As a result, multiple stakeholders in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector need access to software-driven solutions that enable the large-scale deployment of 5G NR across various use cases for consumers, enterprises, and public safety organizations.
Growing adoption of open RAN architectures
With increasing investment being deployed in disaggregated RAN architectures with open interfaces, there is a greater need for integrated interoperability, performance, and compliance solutions. Keysight collaborated with mobile operators and opened RAN suppliers at MWC 21 to demonstrate end-to-end performance visibility from the RAN edge to the 5G core (5GC).
Flexible use of spectrum to deliver wireless broadband services
Leading mobile operators use dynamic spectrum sharing, 5G radio dual connectivity, and carrier aggregation to provide 5G NR services across frequency range 1 (FR1) and 2 (mmWave) spectrum flexibly. In addition, Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions allow 5G chipset and 5G device manufacturers to prototype and verify designs based on Rel-16, which provides several benefits to 5G NR deployments such as better spectrum use reduced network latencies, and higher connection reliability.
AI and edge computing address rise in data and connectivity
The increasing usage of AI, machine learning (ML), virtualization, automation, and edge computing has come from an exponential increase in data and the number of connected devices, and the demand for ultra-reliable low-latency and advanced broadband connectivity. With 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 800GE test solutions, Keysight allows network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to satisfy the need for greater speeds and traffic density in hyperscale data centers.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight provides advanced design and validation solutions that assist in the acceleration of innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's commitment to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that accelerate the development of tomorrow's technology products across the development lifecycle, including design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in the enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our clients come from various industries, including communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics. In the fiscal year 2020, Keysight earned $4.2 billion in revenue.
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OpenSynergy | September 08, 2021
OpenSynergy introduced today the company's new automotive reference platform for virtual Android™ 11 (based on Trout). With technology from Google and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the reference platform features the integration of the Virtual I/O (VIRTIO) framework into Android Automotive OS, which allows Android to run on any hypervisor supporting the upcoming VIRTIO devices and any system on chip (SoC). The reference platform contains Android 11, a board support package (BSP) from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and the VIRTIO-based COQOS Hypervisor SDK, all of which are running on a Snapdragon® Automotive Development Platform (ADP).
VIRTIO is an established virtualization standard maintained by the OASIS Open consortium that provides a device sharing framework for devices such as Block, Network, Console, graphics processing unit (GPU), Input, etc. As active members of the consortium, OpenSynergy and Google have worked to expand the scope of the open standards in the automotive domain. As there are missing automotive-specific VIRTIO devices, the two companies are working within the OASIS consortium to close the gap. Furthermore, the collaboration between OpenSynergy and Google aims to allow flexibility to automakers and Tier-1 suppliers to switch between SoCs and hypervisors to best match their needs.
The reference platform showcases an Android Automotive OS-based Cockpit Domain Controller (CDC) architecture. Similar to other CDCs, the underlying hypervisor guarantees the secure coexistence of Android (typically a QM system) with systems of higher criticality, such as the real-time OS displaying the telltales on an Instrument Cluster (typically ASIL B).
The novelty lies in deploying a fully virtualized Android Automotive OS (Trout), i.e., an Android version with no dependencies on the hardware. Instead of directly accessing the hardware devices, Android accesses these devices using the standardized VIRTIO framework provided by the underlying virtual platform.
A fully virtualized Android Automotive OS can easily be ported onto any hardware supported by the underlying virtual platform. In the case of the COQOS Hypervisor SDK, the hardware is any automotive relevant ARMv8-A-based SoC. The clean architectural separation introduced by VIRTIO makes updating Android and the BSP easy.
The reference platform and the usage of virtualized Android Automotive OS were showcased over the last year in several promotional events. Now, customers can access it and develop their specific applications on it. The released reference platform is intended only for research and pre-development purposes and not for series production. Customers can acquire the Snapdragon ADP through Qualcomm Technologies' distribution channels. The reference platform software is now available at OpenSynergy.
Jonathan Siegel, Portfolio Manager of OpenSynergy: "It has been an honor to work with Google and Qualcomm Technologies on such a game-changing project for the automotive industry. After intense years of development, the day has come in which we at OpenSynergy are finally releasing the virtual Android Automotive OS reference platform to the community. We are confident that this will ignite a new dynamic features we did not think of will be developed; easier deployment processes will be implemented. And we look forward to what comes next for VIRTIO-based Android. The community will guide us!"