Wind River Extends Support to the New Intel Network Processor Product Lines

  • Wind River to support the Intel® IXP23XX and Intel® IXP46X product lines
  • Wind River offers end-to-end support for Intel network processor product lines
  • Standards-based solutions from Wind River and Intel lower development risk

Alameda, Calif. - October 19, 2004 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced it will extend its support to the Intel® IXP2325, Intel® IXP2350, Intel® IXP460 and Intel® IXP465 network processors--the latest additions to the Intel® IXP2XXX and the Intel® IXP4XX product lines. With the combination of Wind River Platforms and consistent Intel product line software and hardware architecture, developers can develop and run a broad range of networking and communications applications better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably.

“Standards-based hardware and software platforms can be used as the foundation for a successful device software strategy,” said Joerg Bertholdt, director of marketing, platforms for Wind River. “The latest processors in the Intel® IXP2XXX and IXP4XX product lines coupled with Wind River Platforms will allow our joint customers to lower total device software development costs while simultaneously creating superior products that can increase revenue.”

Wind River will support the new Intel IXP23XX and Intel IXP46X product lines with a broad range of products¾from hardware bring up to Wind River Platforms. Using Wind River and the Intel IXP23XX product line, developers can build networking applications such as DSLAM/Edge Switching Routers and Radio Access Networks faster. With Wind River and the IXP46X product line, developers can quickly and efficiently build SME communications applications such as broadband gateways, enterprise wireless access points and integrated access devices as well as embedded networking applications such as industrial automation and control equipment and RFID readers.

“Intel understands that to help speed product designs, customers need a comprehensive development environment at the same time that new network processor samples are available,” said Doug Davis, vice president, Intel Communications Group and general manager, Intel Infrastructure Processor Division. “Through continued support by Wind River, developers will be able to use Wind River’s platforms and tools with the new Intel® development platforms to help speed time to market and reduce development risk.”

Wind River plans to support the Intel IXP23XX product line through its Wind River General Purpose Platform, VxWorks Edition and the Wind River Platform for Network Equipment for the Intel IXP2350 network processor on the AdvancedTCA-based Intel® IXDP2351 Advanced Development Platform. In addition, Wind River will also support the Intel IXP23XX product line with its integrated development environment, the Wind River Workbench and will provide board support for the Intel IXDP2351 platform. Wind River’s hardware assisted tools that will support both the Intel IXP23XX and the IXP46X product lines will also include the Wind River ICE and Wind River Probe with visionCLICK C/C++ debugger.

Wind River is an Associate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance. For more information, please visit

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River’s products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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