Updates to Our VxWorks 653 Platform

Bill Graham

In my previous post, I mentioned the update to our VxWork 653 platform but didn't go into too many details. I'll share a few more things in this post. Our VxWorks 653 Platform has been doing really well and we're quite proud of its success. In particular, our recent announcements about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and NASA Ares X-1 programs really put a spotlight on the product. As I mentioned in my last post, it's doing well because it enables aerospace and defense companies the chance to integrate a lot of systems onto one processor.

ARINC 653 is a time partitioning scheduling specification that allows designers to create safety critical systems that share the same processor yet guarantees time and space separation for each partition. My colleague Paul Parkinson goes into some detail in this post.

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