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Wind River Optimizes Embedded Software Development Tools for Intel Architecture

IDF 2011, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Sept. 14, 2011 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has introduced a version of Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging optimized for Intel® architecture. This JTAG product delivers a debug solution enabling embedded device customers across a wide range of industries to develop more effectively and efficiently for Intel-based embedded platforms.

Key new Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging highlights include the following:

  • Solution optimized for embedded Intel processors including Intel® Atom™, Core™ and Xeon® processors targeted for embedded system development.
  • Intel architecture views and utilities enable users to quickly assess the state of their platform, monitoring key elements such as descriptor tables, paging tables, virtual to physical memory mapping, PCI bus, and CPU and peripheral registers.
  • Support for debugging dynamically loaded EFI modules and visibility into UEFI data structures enables developers to customize, optimize and debug boot-loaders, and BIOS.
  • Serial peripheral interface (SPI) Flash programming streamlines the development process by eliminating the need to use a standalone flash programming tool.

“Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging allows developers deep visiblity into their embedded system during all phases of the development cycle. This is especially essential as systems become more complicated and difficult to debug, necessitating highly tuned, multi-core and OS-aware tools,” said Brian Finkel, product line manager for tools at Wind River. "Wind River continues to combine Intel technology within our best-in-class development tools for VxWorks and Wind River Linux run-time platforms and deliver tools that help customers optimize performance, improve developer productivity and shorten time-to-market for their Intel-based projects.”

With the increasing integration and reuse of software components and rise of multi-core processor adoption, systems are becoming increasingly complex. This creates challenges in diagnosing the cause of hardware and software issues. Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging addresses these challenges by providing visibility into all layers of a system to help pinpoint trouble spots in hardware and software interaction.

Based on the Eclipse platform, Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging is a standards-based graphical debugging solution that simplifies the entire embedded development lifecycle and enhances developer efficiency. Wind River's suite of development tools enable greater choice and flexibility, whether developers choose to create systems based on VxWorks and Wind River Linux operating systems or other operating systems.

For more information about Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging, visit http://www.windriver.com/products/JTAG-debugging/.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or www.facebook.com/WindRiverSystems.

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