Wind River announces a Realtime Opeating System

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 08:00 Hrs
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Bangalore: Wind River Systems (NASDAQ: WIND), a provider of Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced VxWorks 6.6 with Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) support will be available on all Wind River VxWorks-based platforms in late 2007. Already the most widely used and thoroughly tested commercial real-time operating system (OS) in the market today; VxWorks 6.6 SMP support for multicore processors will further empower developers to exploit the strengths of multicore processors in their products while reducing risk, development effort and cost.

Additionally, Wind River will include SMP support capability in its Workbench development suite and Workbench for On-Chip Debugging solutions, enabling faster deployment of complex multiprocessor solutions, and strengthening the company's position as a leading DSO company for multicore development.

"Developing applications for multicore architectures adds significant challenge and complexity to development and design teams," said Kuljeet Kalkat, Vice President of Product Management, Wind River. "The key question developers ask us is how to migrate, debug and optimize their system for multicore. By enhancing our VxWorks platforms to provide symmetric multiprocessing support capabilities, Wind River directly addresses these concerns and provides the easiest path to the benefits of multicore - from the OS to the development tools."

By providing a stable software foundation and a complete set of development tool capabilities, Wind River platforms significantly reduce the scope and complexity of multicore device software development, while taking advantage of the performance benefits of multicore processors.

Wind River has alliances with leading providers of multicore processors and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. These alliances focus on providing excellent standard support and integration of the VxWorks platform and underlying hardware. Industry leaders, such as processor providers ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, MIPS Technologies and Raza Microelectronics, and COTS board providers such as Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing and GE Fanuc, support Wind River for software solutions that realize the performance benefits of their multicore hardware components.

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