Wind River Debuts Multicore On-Chip Debugging Support for Intel IOP342 Processors

ALAMEDA, Calif. — October 16, 2006 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced the immediate availability of a new multicore on-chip debugging solution for the Intel IOP342 processor. Wind River® Workbench On-Chip Debugging tools now enable customers to shorten debug-compile-edit cycles by leveraging a high-performance JTAG solution that not only debugs hardware, but also complex interactions between one or more different operating systems running across multiple cores. Wind River is tailoring its industry-leading multicore on-chip debugging capabilities so that customers can bring-up new hardware quickly and leverage the full power of device software applications on Intel's IOP342 processors.

The Workbench On-Chip Debugging solution provides an advanced graphical JTAG development environment that allows organizations to standardize on a common framework of tools for hardware bring-up, kernel debugging, and software development (OS, middleware, applications) as well as test and manufacturing. The technology enables rapid diagnosis of complex 32-bit and 64-bit multi-processor systems, whether the processors reside on a single, chip, a single board or are linked in an overall system. Specific benefits include:

  • Project-based JTAG development that supports remote development, collaboration between hardware and software developers, reducing errors and improving overall development time.

  • Standards-based technology (Eclipse) that enables customers to easily and quickly integrate other Eclipse-based applications. This integration allows customers to take advantage of the rich Eclipse ecosystem.

  • Advanced debugging tools for the hardware developer, including, flash programming register details, command line interface (CLI), and low-level hardware diagnostics that eliminate the need for separate diagnostic tools. Immediate availability of bit-level register details, eliminating the need to sort through separate semiconductor documentation, as well as improving debugging reliability and shortening development time.

"Intel IOP342 processors should provide performance benefits that Wind River customers can now fully leverage with the new capabilities included in Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging," said Sandy Orlando, vice president and general manager of on-chip debugging, Wind River. "More than 500 Wind River customers already rely on our standards-based JTAG tools and we're very excited to provide advanced multicore debugging functionality to IOP342 processor users."

"Support from Wind River's advanced on-chip debugging tools helps our customers realize the full multicore performance gains from Intel's newest dual-core processors for device software applications," said Dave Boehmer, director of platform applications engineering, Intel Storage Group. "Workbench On-Chip Debugging means that developers can now more effectively debug and resolve problems early in the development cycle, from hardware bring-up to early OS and hardware integration."

Wind River is leading the way in multicore support, both in standards bodies and with the company's patent-pending Workbench On-Chip Debugging technology. In addition to this new support for Intel IOP342 processors, Wind River also has strong partnerships with major semiconductor firms including ARM, Broadcom, Freescale, and MIPS. As part of its industry standards leadership efforts, Wind River is a member of the Multicore Association and the Eclipse Foundation.

Support for Intel IOP342 processors is available today as a prototype used with Workbench On-Chip Debugging 2.5. Full volume shipments will begin in Spring 2007.

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.

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

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