Mastering the Art of DevOps for Embedded Software: Unleashing the Power of Multiple Operating Environments

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In the fast-paced world of embedded software development, the challenges and complexities can sometimes feel overwhelming. One of the biggest challenges faced by software teams in this domain is supporting multiple operating environments. From RTOS to Linux and Android to specialized frameworks such as AUTOSAR and FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment), there's a need for a flexible DevOps environment that can handle the unique demands of embedded software development. Enter Wind River Studio Developer – a game-changing platform designed specifically for this purpose.

The Unique Landscape of Embedded Software

Embedded software is like a hidden conductor orchestrating the actions of a device or system. It is responsible for controlling everything from smart home appliances to autonomous vehicles. What makes embedded software unique is that software teams often have to build and/or configure the operating environments themselves, resulting in an intricate and diverse ecosystem of operating systems.

A Juggling Act: Supporting Multiple Operating Environments

Supporting multiple operating systems, including RTOS, Linux, Android, as well as industry specific frameworks like AUTOSAR, ROS or FACE, demands a high level of expertise and a carefully crafted DevOps approach. Many organizations have legacy software environments that they need to maintain while their embedded device products are operating in the field. Supporting automation for all of these different operating systems and environments is not what traditional DevOps tools were built to do.

The Importance of a Flexible DevOps Environment

Embedded software teams require a DevOps environment that not only supports multiple operating environments seamlessly but also allows for the incorporation of their own tools and workflows. Flexibility is the name of the game here. Developers need a DevOps environment that accommodates the intricacies of each operating environment they work with and allows software team to easily integrate the legacy tools and software they are currently using while optimizing and automating key steps in the software development process such as building and testing.

Enter Wind River Studio Developer

Wind River Studio Developer was built specifically for this purpose. It’s a cloud-native development, deployment, and operations environment for mission-critical intelligent, embedded edge systems. This integrated development platform empowers teams to streamline their DevOps processes and efficiently navigate the challenges of supporting multiple operating environments. Wind River recognizes that embedded software development requires a tailored approach, and their platform is purpose-built to address these specific needs.

Built for Success: Key Features of Wind River Studio Developer

Wind River Studio Developer encompasses a wide range of features designed to enhance developer productivity and make managing multiple operating environments a breeze:

  1. Multi-OS Support: Harnessing the power of Wind River Studio Developer, software teams can seamlessly work with various operating environments and frameworks, including (but not limited to) RTOS, Linux, Android, AUTOSAR, and FACE. It provides a unified and standardized development environment, simplifying the complexities of working in diverse operating environments.
  2. Flexibility and Customizability: Wind River Studio Developer allows for easy integration of in-house tools, operating systems, middleware and workflows. It provides a platform that can be customized to meet specific project requirements, giving developers the freedom to adapt and optimize their DevOps processes.
  3. Continuous Integration and Deployment: DevOps for embedded software relies heavily on continuous integration and deployment practices. Wind River Studio Developer facilitates these practices, enabling teams to deliver high-quality code consistently and efficiently. It is also designed for the unique challenges of automated testing with embedded hardware and simulation.
  4. Collaborative Environment: Teamwork is crucial in embedded software development. Wind River Studio Developer fosters collaboration by providing a shared environment where developers can collaborate, exchange ideas, and streamline their workflows.


DevOps for embedded software, with its diverse range of operating environments, is truly a unique and challenging landscape. To navigate this terrain successfully, a flexible, powerful, and purpose-built tool is essential. The Wind River Studio Developer platform offers a comprehensive solution that simplifies the complexities of embedded software development, enabling teams to support multiple operating environments seamlessly and drive innovation in this rapidly advancing field. Embrace the power of Wind River Studio Developer, and you'll be well-equipped to conquer the world of embedded software with confidence and efficiency.

Wind River Studio Developer is a full-featured DevSecOps platform for intelligent edge development, purpose-built to solve the challenges that prevent embedded systems teams from adopting DevSecOpsContact us today to learn how Wind River Studio Developer helps users accelerate embedded development by establishing predictable, scalable, collaborative testing throughout the embedded development life cycle.


About the author

Graham Morphew is a Senior Director of Product Management Marketing at Wind River