The Benefits of Virtualization for Embedded Systems

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    Well established in the enterprise space, virtualization is now receiving attention for embedded solutions. By enabling multiple operating systems (OSs) to run on a single hardware platform, virtualization empowers developers to:

    • Consolidate previously separate functions to reduce system size, cost, and power
    • Bring innovation to market faster while preserving legacy code
    • Enhance security, safety, and availability through application isolation and software redundancy


    The attached white paper describes how virtualization works and how Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) enhances the benefits of virtualization. It explores common use cases for virtualization and shows how solutions from the Intel® Embedded Alliance make it easier to take advantage of virtualization.