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Wind River integrates virtualization into next-gen RTOS for IoT

Wind River has introduced a
virtualization profile for the next generation version of its VxWorks
real-time operating system (RTOS). Based on Wind River virtualization
technology, Virtualization Profile for VxWorks boasts to extend the
scalability capabilities of the VxWorks 7 Core Platform by
integrating a real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core of
the RTOS.

Wind River has introduced a
virtualization profile for the next generation version of its VxWorks
real-time operating system (RTOS). Based on Wind River virtualization
technology, Virtualization Profile for VxWorks boasts to extend the
scalability capabilities of the VxWorks 7 Core Platform by
integrating a real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core of
the RTOS.

Through embedded virtualization,
Virtualization Profile allows VxWorks customers to consolidate
multiple workloads on a single processor. It provides robust, safe
and secure partitioning across all market segments, from automation
control to medical scanners to avionics control systems — critical
in today’s era of the Internet of Things (IoT). OS-agnostic, the
profile allows combinations of VxWorks, Linux, Windows® and other
operating systems to share the memory and cores of a multi-core
processor or system-on-chip (SoC).

“VxWorks with integrated
virtualization allows customers to address IoT device challenges,
where connectivity, scalability, security, and future-proofing are
required,” said Dinyar Dastoor, vice president of product
management at Wind River. “It delivers the key benefits that will
give our customers a competitive edge in consolidation, flexibility,
safety, and security, as well as CAPEX and OPEX savings, and
significant reduction in development time for end devices. We see a
strong need for these capabilities across all market segments, but
with an emphasis where connectivity is now requisite, such as in
industrial, medical, aerospace and defense.”

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.

 

 

 

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