Wind River First to Market with Complete Hardware Assisted Tools Support for Motorola's PowerQUICC III Processor

  • Wind River announces general availability of hardware bring-up tools and for Motorola's PowerQUICC III communications processor.
  • Wind River is first to market with hardware bring-up tools for the PowerQUICC III.
  • Wind River's development boards, VxWorks operating system and Tornado Tools will be generally available later this quarter.

ALAMEDA, Calif.--October 1, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced the general availability of its hardware bring-up tools WIND®POWER ICE and WIND®POWER IDE 1.2 for Motorola's PowerQUICC™ III communications processor, which is based on the Book E™ PowerPC™ e500 core. With Wind River tools and early availability of Wind River technology for the PowerQUICCIII, customers can take advantage of this high-performance processor immediately--allowing them to focus on building advanced networking applications that provide significant market advantage.

With the general availability of Wind River's WIND POWER ICE and WIND POWER IDE 1.2 products, early adopters of Motorola's MPC85xx processor family have the complete board bring-up solution they need to get their job done quickly and efficiently. In addition to its hardware bring up tools, Wind River plans to support this processor family by providing MPC8540 and MPC8560 support in the following products: hardware development boards, BSPs, Tornado 2.2.1 development tools, and WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Networking Equipment (PNE).

"PowerQUICC III promises to be a very important processor for the network equipment market, and Wind River is proud to have worked side-by-side with Motorola in bringing this important product to market," said Michel Genard, general manager and senior director of hardware assisted and standalone tools product division for Wind River. "By being first to market with development tools for this architecture, we are extending our investment in ensuring the ultimate success of this processor and of the embedded developers in the network equipment space."

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Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.

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