XEN virtualization on iWave's i.MX8QM System on Module

September 16, 2019

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XEN virtualization on iWave's i.MX8QM System on Module

Xen is an open-source type-1 hypervisor developed by the University of Cambridge and is now being developed by the Linux Foundation.

iWave Systems, a leading embedded solutions provider company based in Bangalore has successfully demonstrated Xen virtualization hypervisor on their i.MX8 QM SoC based System on Module. The multi-core SOM comprises of 2x Arm® Cortex®-A72 @1.8 GHz and 4x Arm® Cortex®-A53 @1.2 GHz and 2x additional Cortex®-M4F @ 266 MHz, rendering a highly powerful integrated solution on a SMARC R2.0 compatible module.

To fully explore the enormous computing capability of the i.MX8 QM SOM, iWave has implemented the virtualization of hardware using the open-source type 1 Xen hypervisor. The Xen hypervisor enables multiple virtual machines to be created over a single hardware resource, each virtual machine capable of running it's independent operating system. This enables i.MX8 QM SOM runs multiple operating systems concurrently on the same physical board. The Xen hypervisor allows maximum utilization of resources thereby improving overall system performance and efficiency.

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