“The IoT has significantly changed the embedded landscape,” said
Recognized as the industry-leading RTOS, VxWorks has been re-architected with a highly modular approach leading to the separation of the VxWorks core operating system from packages such as the file system or networking stack. As a result, individual applications can now be updated at any time without requiring a rework or retest of the entire system, increasing scalability and the ability to quickly adjust to market changes.
The latest release of VxWorks includes the following new features and enhancements:
The company has also enhanced its Wind River Workbench suite of developer tools for VxWorks. The suite now includes a new state-of-the-art System Analysis package that provides instant detailed access to code and system behavior, allowing developers to simultaneously optimize their code and detect bugs, memory leaks, and interlocks.
“OEMs are already responding to the business opportunities and technical requirements driven by the emergence of the Internet of Things,” said
More information about VxWorks 7 is available at www.windriver.com/vxworks/reinvented. And to learn more about how Wind River is addressing the opportunities and challenges created by the Internet of Things, visit www.windriver.com/iot/.
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“We at AdaCore are excited to join Wind River in providing our customers a new level of flexibility for the development and deployment of their applications. The enhanced modularity and scalability of the VxWorks 7 platform combines well with our development tools for building reliable, safe, and secure software. Together, we look forward to delivering unsurpassed customizability of applications and systems with the accompanying economies of “just the right capabilities” for the tasks at hand.
“CoreAVI is very impressed with the modularity, performance, and scalability features in the latest version of Wind River VxWorks. The combination of CoreAVI’s OpenGL Graphics and H.264/MPEG2 video drivers with VxWorks 7 provides our customers with enhanced operational capabilities to support next generation embedded display systems, and gain a competitive edge in the world of IoT.”
“Curtiss-Wright congratulates Wind River on the launch of its new VxWorks operating environment, its smaller footprint and flexible approach for adding safety and security profiles will be welcomed by our rugged deployed defense and aerospace customers. We plan to start using this new real-time operating environment on our next generation open architecture module and system products.”
—Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division
“The enhanced modularity and flexibility of VxWorks 7 will enable wider customer choices and reduce integration burdens. It will allow our customers to adopt new features without having to re-engineer and re-integrate legacy support functions related to the core operating system and hardware operation.”
"Due to its core strengths in deterministic performance, low latency, reliability and multi-core acumen, many of our customers have already been relying on VxWorks for years. For KW-Software, enhanced scalability, functional safety, and security capabilities are key factors in addressing the specific needs of industries out-of-the-box, such as industrial control and real-time networking under the paradigms of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. We look forward to effectively assisting our customers in their implementation of cutting-edge control and automation solutions of the future with VxWorks 7. The ease of migration will help us to design and integrate new sophisticated control architectures while leveraging our investment in VxWorks 6.x and earlier versions for use with VxWorks 7."
—Andreas Orzelski, managing director, KW-Software
“Kontron is excited about the modular architecture of VxWorks 7 that will allow us to keep our embedded products competitive throughout their lifecycle by fixing bugs and adding new features efficiently, without reworking or retesting the entire system. We believe the VxWorks 7 small footprint will provide an optimal fit for our products for which a reduction in size, weight and power consumption is a critical requirement. We welcome the addition of an Open VG-based graphics stack, the Bluetooth,
—Hubert Hafner, Product Manager, Kontron
“The Security Profile for VxWorks 7 delivers huge benefits to developers: it protects their IP and know-how against counterfeiting, and their software against tampering and cyber-attacks. The solution is an ideal fit for embedded systems, IoT, industrial automation, and medical devices. In addition, the integrated Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter technology empowers developers to seamlessly deploy flexible licensing schemes, and enables new business models with hardware-based CmDongles or software-based CmActLicenses.”
—Oliver Winzenried, CEO of
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