SOURCE: LynuxWorks


February 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Medical Group Elekta Gets to Market Quickly With LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - International medical technology group Elekta is basing its new generations of equipment on LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE to get to market quickly with systems that deliver high levels of functionality, fault tolerance and safety.

"A key factor of our development strategy is to accelerate completion of new products," explains Adrian Smith, linear accelerators product system engineer for Elekta. "Hence it is important that we can quickly port proven software applications to a variety of products to enhance reliability and reduce time to market."

Elekta specializes in systems and solutions for radiotherapy and radiosurgery, for the treatment of cancer and brain disorders. The Elekta Synergy image-guided radiation therapy system uses high-resolution imaging taken in 3D and at the time of treatment. By streamlining the processes of assessing patients and beginning treatment, surgeons are able to commence treatment directly. For its new treatment system, and subsequent generations of products, Elekta sought a higher performing solution with hard partitioning that could allow other applications to run concurrently without interfering with each other.

According to Adrian Smith, "LynuxWorks provided us with a stable, fast, POSIX compliant RTOS with a multicore roadmap and quality developer tools. This has allowed us to further enhance our strategy to deliver solutions that are always the safest and best performing on the market and to introduce new products quickly at competitive prices."

Development of the RTOS image, using LynxOS-SE, was carried out at Elekta's UK design center in Crawley, West Sussex. A small team of engineers who are experienced in real-time development completed the design, including porting and writing of drivers, within project timescales. The portability and open-standards aspects of LynxOS-SE were fundamental to achieving this short time to availability of the first prototype image.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. The latest product in the portfolio, the award winning LynxSecure offers a secure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that forms a platform for the development of high assurance systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS is a registered trademark of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders.

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