Lynx MOSA.ic Framework Takes Modular Approach to Embedded System Design

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

March 11, 2019

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Lynx MOSA.ic Framework Takes Modular Approach to Embedded System Design

The new Lynx is a company with a software development framework that encompasses, not just the OS, but a complete framework for designing and maintaining embedded systems.

A funny thing happened on the way to my appointment with Lynx Software Technologies at Embedded World. I thought I was on my way to meet with an operating system (OS) vendor. Turns out, that was the old Lynx. The new Lynx is a company with a software development framework that encompasses, not just the OS, but a complete framework for designing and maintaining embedded systems.

The heart of that framework is the company’s MOSA.ic tool, which lets developers construct their software systems using independent application modules, aka a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA). Lynx claims that the tool/platform introduces a new perspective to application development that simplifies the creation, certification, and maintenance of inherently complex software systems.

The modular concept isolates computing resources into independent distributed environments that can manage themselves while providing software development tools for building guests at the complexity levels needed by specific target environments.

The Framework consists of three classes of tools: architecture design, module development, and system module integration. Architecture design lets the developer control the system’s behavior with an architecture configuration policy. Modules can be constructed from partitioned hardware and can connect to external devices. This methodology allows for easier future upgrades. Then, those modules can be integrated using the hooks built into the framework.

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Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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