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Hypervisor Part 1- What is a Hypervisor and How Does it Work?

May 2016
7 pages
Hypervisor Part 1- What is a Hypervisor and How Does it Work?

A hypervisor allows multiple operating systems to share a CPU (or CPUs, in the case of multicore chips). While the basis of the technology is half a century old, the applications to embedded systems are new. In this whitepaper, we examine the underlying technology for, and some implementation details of, hypervisors specifically tailored for embedded systems.

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Randy Martin

Randy Martin

Randy Martin is a product manager at BlackBerrys QNX Software Systems, where he is responsible for managing QNXs virtualization software led by the QNX embedded real-time Hypervisor. He is also part of the QNX acoustic team; helping to define and deliver soundscape solutions for the automobile.

Randy has held many roles in real-time operating system technologies over the past 20 years; including software development, technical field support and product management. Some of the earliest QNX automotive telematics and infotainment systems share his industry successes. Randy Martin holds an associate degree in Electrical Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada.

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