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Wind River Solutions for Safety and Security

Protecting Data, Protecting Lives

Device software pervades all aspects of our lives. Companies responsible for defense, networking, and medical devices, as well as industrial infrastructure systems such as energy, transportation, and industrial controls, must provide safe and secure operation with very high assurance of protection from inadvertent, or intentional, threats and errors. Failure of software safety can result in loss of life. Failure of software security can result in lost or compromised data.

Today, manufacturers require ever increasing functionality and connectivity, often in smaller packages with reduced space, weight, and power (SWaP). Yet consumers in all industries and governments require that these more complex systems be safe and secure and conform to appropriate standards.

To enable our customers to meet these engineering challenges, Wind River offers a family of VxWorks solutions optimized for different requirements:

  • VxWorks platforms: For traditional hard-real time applications in all industries, including DO-178B, IEC 61508, FDA 510(k), and Cenelec 50128 safety certification
  • VxWorks 653 Platform: For multiple applications to safely share a single processor with DO-178B certification; heavily used in avionics for systems based on the Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) concept
  • VxWorks MILS Platform: For customers building multilevel secure and Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) systems that must securely host top secret, secret, confidential, unclassified, multicountry, or other multidomain data on a real-time operating system (RTOS) that meets stringent security requirements of high assurance Common Criteria evaluation

Wind River Platforms Reduce Development Risk for Safety Critical Devices

New VxWorks Platforms Specialized for Stringent Certification Requirements of IEC 61508 and DO-178B

ALAMEDA, Calif.— February 4, 2009 — Wind River (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced the immediate availability of two new software platforms for customers requiring safety certification. The software platforms, called VxWorks 61508 Platform and VxWorks DO-178B Platform, allow customers to reduce development risk of safety certified systems by leveraging the portability of existing VxWorks 6 software components, development tools and partner ecosystem, while maintaining confidence in meeting critical business requirements for lower cost, faster time-to-market, higher quality and increased performance.

The VxWorks 61508 and VxWorks DO-178B Platforms are based on the commercial-grade VxWorks 6.6 operating system and are specialized for stringent certification requirements of IEC 61508 and DO-178B found in the avionics, energy, industrial control, medical, process automation and transportation market segments.

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Wind River VxWorks DO-178B Platform: For safety critical systems requiring RTCA DO-178B

Wind River VxWorks 61508 Platform: For safety critical systems requiring IEC 61508 certification

Wind River VxWorks MILS Platform: For systems requiring multilevel security as evaluated to EAL4+/medium robustness and EAL6+/high robustness under the Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408)

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