Concurrent Real-Time, a provider of high-performance real-time Linux solutions for mission-critical applications, has released 8.4.5 of its Redhawk Linux real-time operating system (RTOS) specifically designed to support the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin platform.

Redhawk Linux is a real-time Linux operating system for both x86 and ARM64 systems. It is widely used in embedded applications that require high-performance and deterministic response. The RedHawk Linux environment on the AGX Orin also supports SIMulation Workbench, a comprehensive hard real-time simulation framework that enables the execution of MathWorks Simulink models, custom C/C++ code, and handwritten as well as MathWorks GPU Coder generated CUDA code.

The Jetson AGX Orin is an Arm64-based artificial intelligence (AI) system-on-module powered by NVIDIA’s Ampere GPU technology with Tensor Cores. It offers high performance in a small, power-efficient form factor or intelligent edge devices like robots, drones and smart cameras.

“The Jetson AGX Orin is NVIDIA’s most impressive and powerful Jetson platform to- date,” noted Jason Baietto, Chief Systems Architect at Concurrent Real-Time. “RedHawk Linux for Orin is our most impressive and powerful Jetson release, capable of achieving higher determinism and lower latencies than any previous NVIDIA platform,” he added. On the Jetson AGX Orin, RedHawk provides a guaranteed response time of less than 20 microseconds with an average Process Dispatch Latency (PDL) of 3 microseconds ― a significant improvement from latencies in the milliseconds without RedHawk Linux.

“Our customers have been eagerly awaiting support for Orin, and we’re glad the engineering community will now have access to this groundbreaking technological capability to build the next-generation of autonomous machines,” noted Anish Anthony, Vice President of Product Management at Concurrent Real-Time.

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit with its PCIe x16 slot also supports Concurrent Real-Time’s FPGA-based intelligent I/O cards. A combination of 12 64-bit Arm Cortex A78AE cores, 2048 CUDA cores, 64 tensor cores and the added FPGA-based I/O also creates a powerful and flexible architecture for rapid control prototyping and X-in-the-Loop testing of autonomous AI technology.

The RedHawk Linux embedded development environment includes Concurrent Real-Time’s NightStar, a powerful suite of tools that can be used to bring applications to market more quickly. NightStar is a fully integrated tool set for debugging, analyzing, and tuning latency-sensitive embedded applications. NightStar tools run with minimal intrusion, enabling developers to graphically view and trace the interaction of their application threads with the Linux kernel in real-time in order to uncover performance bottlenecks.