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Wind River VxWorks Platforms Product Overview

Wind River VxWorks Platforms Product Note


Wind River® VxWorks® General Purpose Platform serves as a solid foundation for the development of a variety of devices, from aerospace and defense (A&D) applications to networking and consumer electronics gear, robotics and industrial applications, precision medical instruments, and navigation and telematics systems in automobiles. Combining the industry's leading real-time operating system (RTOS) VxWorks and the Eclipse-based Wind River Workbench development tools, General Purpose Platform provides the most commonly needed components for embedded software development.


Key features and functionality include the following:

  • VxWorks RTOS
  • Wind River Workbench
  • Extensive partner technologies

Customer Success

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer
  • Industrial/Medical
  • Networking

Architecture and Host Support

Target Processor Architectures

Processor Vendors*

  • Arm Limited (ARM)
  • AMCC (PowerPC)
  • Broadcom (MIPS)**
  • Cavium Networks (MIPS)
  • Freescale Semiconductor (PowerPC, ARM, ColdFire)
  • IBM (PowerPC)
  • Intel (IA, XScale)
  • NEC Electronics (MIPS)
  • Marvell (ARM, XScale)**
  • MIPS Technologies (MIPS)
  • PA-Semi (PowerPC)
  • PMC-Sierra (MIPS)
  • Raza Microelectronics (MIPS)
  • Renesas Technology (SuperH)
  • Texas Instruments (ARM, MIPS)
  • Toshiba Semiconductor (MIPS)**
  • Xilinx (PowerPC)

Host Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows

*In addition, a large number of semiconductor and board vendors directly provide VxWorks support through their own board support packages.

**Processor support is version-dependent; contact your Wind River sales representative.


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