Curtiss-Wright and Wind River at FACE™ Technical Interchange Meeting 2019
Curtiss-Wright, October 16, 2019
At the FACE and SOSA Expo & TIM in Sept 2019, Wind River and Curtiss-Wright collaborated to demonstrate the benefits of combining the separation principles of an ARINC 653 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) architecture with FACE™ components in a safety-critical system. The demonstration showcased Wind River’s UoCs integrated in Curtiss-Wright’s multi-core VPX3-152 single board computer (SBC). The VPX3-152, featuring NXP’s QorIQ T2080 Power Architecture processor and available in both DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiable and non-certifiable variants, provided the hardware foundation for Wind River’s VxWorks 653 DO-178C DAL A safety-certifiable RTOS and Basic Avionics Lightweight Source Archetype (BALSA) applications. As well, the demo featured Bell’s EGI application (PSSS) and serial I/O adapter (IOSS).
Curtiss-Wright Protects Critical Data on New Arm®-based 3U VPX Single Board Computer with TrustedCOTS™ Security and VxWorks 7 Support
Curtiss-Wright, October 14, 2019
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions introduced the embedded industry’s first 16-core Arm processor-based 3U OpenVPX™ single board computer (SBC) with advanced security features. One of the biggest challenges facing rugged system designers today is how best to deploy as much compute power as possible while selecting the smallest, least power-hungry architecture and providing protection for critical mission data against malicious cyber attacks and reverse engineering. The new VPX3-1707 processor module meets this design challenge head-on with Arm’s exceptional performance-per-watt functionality and support for Curtiss-Wright’s TrustedCOTS™ Enhanced Trusted Boot features, including NXP Secure Boot and Arm TrustZone, along with a security FPGA allowing customer extensibility and customization. Software support for the VPX3-1707 will include Wind River® VxWorks® 7, along with Curtiss-Wright’s U-Boot firmware, providing a comprehensive suite of system debug, exerciser, and update functions, BIT, and non-volatile memory sanitization.
Curtiss-Wright Introduces its SPIRIT Hawk Integrated Deployable Rugged Avionics System with VxWorks 653 Support
Curtiss-Wright, October 16, 2019
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions introduced its first fully integrated deployable avionics system. The SPIRIT Hawk Avionics Computing Platform, the newest member of Curtiss-Wright’s SPIRIT family of rugged avionics systems, is a fully integrated high-performance COTS-based solution that leverages trusted, field-proven DO-254/DO-178 safety-certifiable modules to reduce development time, balance cost, and mitigate project risk. The ready-to-deploy system’s base configuration features Curtiss-Wright hardware building blocks, including the V3-152 single board computer (SBC), V3-719 graphics and video capture module, and V3-611 I/O module. SPIRIT Hawk is configured in a fully rugged ½ ATR short enclosure with four 3U OpenVPX™ slots and a power supply slot. This innovative solution is ideal for reducing program time and cost while mitigating integration risk for critical applications such as mission computers, UAV ground stations, DVE systems, flight control computers, and display computers on manned and unmanned fixed wing and rotary aircraft. The SPIRIT Hawk base configurations are supported by Wind River® VxWorks® 653 operating system.
Abaco, RTI and Wind River Partner to Deliver First COTS DO-254 and DO-178C Solution for Airborne Systems
Abaco and RTI, September 16, 2019
Abaco, Real-Time Innovations (RTI) and Wind River® announced the integration of the first hardware, operating system, and communications framework with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) RTCA DO-254 and RTCA DO-178C DAL A safety certification evidence package. This package will deliver accelerated certification and airworthiness for next generation airborne control and mission systems. This first-of-its-kind multi-supplier solution stack based upon open standards, vastly reduces integration and certification risk while accelerating time-to-market and deployment of critical systems.
Lauterbach Announces Full Real-Time Trace support in TRACE32® for Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform
Lauterbach, August 19, 2019
Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of micro- processor development tools, announced that their real-time tracing solutions in TRACE32 now support the Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform (Helix Platform). Helix Platform is Wind River‘s new edge compute software platform that runs multiple operating systems and consolidates mixed-criticality applications in a single platform, simplifying, securing, and future-proofing designs for the aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial, and medical markets
Step by step instructions for creating signed Secure Bootable VxWorks 7 UEFI Boot Loader and signed final images
Concurrent Technologies, August 16, 2019
Concurrent Technologies are more than just a provider of high quality embedded processor boards - they provide solutions that are relevant to our customers. Application Notes are a key resource on their website, but many are very technical and wordy. This abstract, written by Samuel Tyrrell, is an easy to read article that gives information about why you would need to create a signed, secure VxWorks 7 image. They also have detailed technical instructions for interested customers obtainable by registering on the website.
ReFirm Labs Announces New Strategic Technology Collaboration for IoT Security with Wind River
ReFirm, July 10, 2019
ReFirm Labs, a provider of the industry’s first proactive IoT and firmware security solutions, announced a new strategic technology collaboration with Wind River®. The new collaboration will accelerate the development and integration of ReFirm Labs’ Centrifuge Platform® for IoT security with VxWorks®, the most widely-deployed real-time operating system (RTOS) used in commercial aircraft, space exploration and military operations.
Wind River and Airbiquity team on Vehicle-To-Cloud OTA solutions for connected and autonomous cars
Airbiquity, July 04, 2019
Wind River and Airbiquity®, a leader in connected vehicle services, are working towards integrating key technologies to develop an end-to-end software lifecycle management solution for connected and autonomous vehicles, one that spans vehicle to cloud. The solution will enable secure and intelligent over-the-air (OTA) software updates and data management.
New 3U OpenVPX Rugged Single Board Computer from Abaco Uniquely Combines Advanced Security, High Performance and Leading Edge Thermal Management, Alignment with SOSA, CMOSS
Abaco Systems, June 11, 2019
Abaco Systems today announced an upgrade to the recently-announced SBC3511 3U VPX single board computer, which now features the 9th generation i7 6-core Intel ®Xeon® E-2276ME processor (‘Coffee Lake Refresh’) operating at 2.8GHz (with turbo mode up to 4.4GHz). The processor is specifically designed for the specific demands of embedded applications. The SBC3511 offers a 40GigE data plane for alignment with the SOSA™ (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) 3U I/O-intensive SBC plug-in card profile as well as with the CMOSS suite of standards. The SBC3511 supports up to 32Gbytes of DDR4 memory, and is equipped with a 64GByte NVMe SSD. Connectivity includes USB 3.1/2.0, DisplayPort™, SATA, GPIO and COM. An XMC site is provided for further functional expansion. The SBC3511 is available in a range of air- and conduction cooled build levels with extended temperature capability up to 85°C. Support for Windows®, Linux®and VxWorks® is provided.
Altran Collaborates with Wind River to Create End-to-End NFV Platform
Altran, May 29, 2019
Altran, global leader in Engineering and R&D services, today announced it is using Wind River Titanium Cloud to develop an end-to-end network functions virtualization (NFV) solution. By incorporating NFV in the data center and at the network edge, Altran and Wind River can empower telecom operators to lower costs, accelerate service delivery and ensure high availability to exceed customer expectation.
Karamba Security Expands its Autonomous Cybersecurity Technology to Protect Enterprise Edge, Industry 4.0 and IoT Smart Devices
Karamba Security, May 14, 2019
Karamba Security, a world-leading provider of embedded cybersecurity for the automotive industry, today announced that its autonomous security solution is being used to protect connected devices and systems across a broad spectrum of vertical markets facing similar large-scale cybersecurity threats. The partnership with Wind River helps accelerate market adoption of embedded security solutions to prevent mass scale cyberattacks.
Abaco Announces New 3U OpenVPX Rugged Single Board Computer that Uniquely Combines High Performance, Advanced Security and Leading Edge Thermal Management
Abaco, April 09, 2019
Abaco Systems today announced the SBC3511 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer, which provides a unique combination of high performance, advanced security and leading edge thermal management. Target applications for the new platform include C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and the most demanding industrial applications. Also included is a rich range of software options. AMI UEFI includes support of BIOS Guard for signed image execution. Open Linux® (Fedora), Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS (Linux), Wind River Linux, VxWorks® 7, Windows® 10 will also be available, as will comprehensive deployed test software (PBIT, CBIT and IBIT).
Linux Support Coming to Tracealyzer 4
Percepio, April 01, 2019
Our Partner Percepio has good news for the growing crowd of embedded Linux developers: the next step on the Tracealyzer 4 roadmap is proper support for Linux tracing, complete with live visualization and all other great features in the new generation of Tracealyzer. Since the tracing is based on the LTTng tracing framework, it works on any Linux system supported by LTTng (including Wind River Linux). This will be the main new feature in Tracealyzer v4.4, scheduled for release this summer.
Abaco Announces Obox Evaluation Platform to Minimize Time, Cost and Risk of Developing Autonomous Military Platforms
Abaco, March 26, 2019
Abaco announces the Obox, an R&D evaluation platform designed to reduce the time, expense and risk of developing autonomous platforms for military applications on land, in the air and on the ocean. A fully rugged (-40°C to + 71°C) enclosure houses customer-specified combinations of Abaco’s latest 3U VPX single board computers, FPGA/DSP subsystems and AI/GPGPU-enabled platforms to deliver up to 14 TeraFLOPS of computing power, together with high speed network switches. The Obox leverages best-in-breed COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) technologies, including Xeon® processors from Intel®; CUDA™-enabled GPUs from NVIDIA®; and FPGA technology from Xilinx®. A robust software stack includes Wind River's VxWorks, Ubuntu, and others.
AdaCore announces extended support for Wind River VxWorks
AdaCore, March 12, 2019
AdaCore announced the roadmap of its flagship GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment for the latest version of the Wind River® VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS), with immediate support for the ARM 64-bit processor. Additional platforms (32 and 64-bit PowerPC, 32-bit ARM, 32 and 64-bit Intel) will follow in the coming months. GNAT Pro customers using previous VxWorks releases can continue to do so, with an easy upgrade path to the latest release. AdaCore’s GNAT Pro C Development Environment is on the same schedule as GNAT Pro Ada, and GNAT Pro C++ for the latest VxWorks release is planned for early 2020.
Teledyne e2v, Wind River and CoreAVI selected to provide processing technology for BAE Systems’ mission computer
Teledyne e2v and CoreAVI, March 13, 2019
Teledyne e2v, Wind River and CoreAVI announced today that they will provide key technologies for BAE Systems’ new mission computer. A mission computer is the central hub that processes all mission critical data on an aircraft. Receiving information from various external subsystems, the mission computer processes the data and presents it to the pilot on various displays in the cockpit. The joint solution includes Wind River VxWorks® industry-leading real time operating system running on Teledyne e2v Qormino® Common Computer Platform, and CoreAVI supplying its temperature-screened AMD Embedded Radeon™ E8860 GPUs as well as its safety critical ArgusCore SC1™ OpenGL®1.0.1 graphics drivers.
STMicroelectronics Introduces Safe, Real-Time Microcontrollers for Next-Generation Automotive Domain Architectures
STMicroelectronics, February 21, 2019
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is driving safer, smarter automotive electronics and advanced domain controllers with the introduction of its new Stellar automotive microcontroller (MCU) family. The Stellar MCUs support next-generation car architectures, which rely on broad “domain controllers” for areas such as Drivetrain, Chassis, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Stellar is supported by ST’s partners already in, and applying to join, the ST Partner Program. These partners bring development tools (Arm, Green Hills, HighTec, Wind River), debugging tools (iSYSTEM, Lauterbach, PLS), and software (Elektrobit, ETAS, Vector).
NEWTEC COLLABORATES WITH WIND RIVER ON 5G TECHNOLOGY
Newtec, February 22, 2019
Newtec, a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of equipment and technologies for satellite communications – announced it is collaborating with Wind River to utilize the Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualization platform to develop a Newtec 5G solution based on the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform.
XPedite7683 Offers the Intel® Xeon® D with 32 GB of -40°C Manufacturer-Rated DDR4 Memory, Without Sacrificing XMC Support
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), January 30, 2019
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced the XPedite7683 embedded single board computer (SBC), a 3U VPX module based on the Intel® Xeon® D-1500 family of processors. In addition to its 12 Xeon®-class processing cores and XMC expansion site, the XPedite7683 includes 32 GB of single-die DDR4 memory with ECC, rated by the manufacturer to operate at temperatures down to -40°C. XPedite7683 includes support for Wind River VxWorks BSP.
Tracealyzer 4 Now Supports VxWorks
Percepio, December 06, 2018
On December 6, Percepio released version 4.2.8 of Tracealyzer, with support for Wind River VxWorks. VxWorks users can now take advantage of the new features in Tracealyzer 4, the largest update ever to our flagship application. This includes custom analysis with user-defined intervals and state machines and the configurable trace view.
Wind River Teams with Renesas to Advance Autonomous Driving Applications
Renesas Electronics, December 04, 2018
Wind River® and Renesas Electronics Corporation are expanding their collaboration for connected, advanced driver assist systems, and autonomous driving programs, including plans to pre-validate Wind River software with the latest Renesas R-Car systems-on-chip (SoCs). Software from the Wind River automotive portfolio is currently available on reference hardware for several existing Renesas SoCs. These include those for high-end, next-generation systems targeting vision and image processing applications relevant for autonomous driving, safety support systems, and also SoCs targeting in-vehicle infotainment.
Wind River Brings VxWorks Safety Portfolio to Cutting-Edge NXP Platforms
NXP, November 28, 2018
Wind River announced expanded VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) support for leading NXP platforms, including NXP® i.MX 8 and NXP QorIQ T2080 and T2081 multi-core platforms. This comes in addition to NXP’s already supported Layerscape family, including the LS1021A, LS1043A, and LS1046A. With these updates, Wind River continues to demonstrate its commitment to enabling the affordable development of safe and secure systems on the latest Arm® and Power Architecture® processors from NXP.
wolfSSL Announces Qt Framework Support & Integration
wolfSSL, October 29, 2018
wolfSSL, a leading provider of TLS cryptography and the world’s first commercial release of TLS 1.3 announces support for the Qt Framework. Qt is a GUI development framework that traditionally uses OpenSSL in its network layer for security. wolfSSL has expanded its OpenSSL compatibility layer to compile Qt with wolfSSL instead of OpenSSL. The recent wolfSSL integration with QT provides a lightweight and performance-minded alternative for the QT Network backend for SSL. Using the QSslSocket class in QT makes it easy to add encryption to your application and using wolfSSL makes it secure!Operating system support includes Wind River® Linux and VxWorks®.
Wind River and TTTech Auto Collaborate to Advance Autonomous Driving Applications
TTTech, October 22, 2018
Wind River announced that it has provided its VxWorks real-time operating system to power the latest versions of MotionWise, TTTech Auto’s safety-software platform for autonomous driving applications. Building on a long-standing partnership, Wind River and TTTech Auto, a leading provider of safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving, have worked together to develop highly scalable ECUs based on networked multi-core system-on-chips (SoCs) for advanced safety-critical automotive applications. As an underlying software platform for the Audi zFAS architecture, VxWorks maintains and monitors the safety of critical applications. The zFAS platform enables automated driving assistance features such as lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and intersection assist in vehicles including the 2018 Audi A8, one of the auto industry’s most advanced connected vehicles on the market.
Telit and Wind River expand industrial IoT co-operation with edge-to-cloud solution
Telit, September 24, 2018
Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), announced an expansion of its partnership with Wind River® to accelerate industrial IoT (IIoT) adoption. Telit’s market leading cloud-hosted IoT Platform, Telit deviceWISE, provides out-of-the-box lifecycle management for Wind River’s operating systems. In conjunction with Wind River’s IoT Design Center, this collaboration enables customers to create a complete, secure, robust and reliable edge-to-cloud IIoT solution.
US Army and Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. Announce Collaboration on Crew Mission Station (CMS) aligned to the FACE™ Technical Standard for the UH-60 Blackhawk Program
CoreAVI, September 17, 2018
US Army and CoreAVI announced that their successful collaboration on the Crew Mission Station (CMS), technology demonstration program for UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft, has resulted in CMS being selected for a Limited User Evaluation (LUE). The prototype CMS is running CoreAVI’s ArgusCore™ OpenGL® SC 1.0.1 graphics library suite and EGL_EXT_Compositor on Intel® i7 hardware with embedded HD5000 graphics displayed on Avalex’s 6” x 8” smart display. Fully integrated with Presagis’s ARINC 661 server, the CMS could be the first system evaluated by warfighters using the EGL_EXT_Compositor extension, taking advantage of its flexible graphics windowing capabilities within their multiple guest OS architecture. The system uses the Wind River® VxWorks® 653 Multi-core Edition on Intel and supports multiple processes within each guest OS virtual machine. The CMS is planned to be the first known implementation of the display management services as defined in Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard (TS) Edition 3.0. The FACE TS promotes portability of software through well-defined open interfaces helping reduce the time needed to add new and enhanced applications to the CMS.
New release TESSY 4.1 supports Wind River compilers
Razorcat, August 01, 2018
The latest version 4.1 of TESSY (64Bit) fully supports C/C++ and contains many new functions compared to TESSY 4.0: With an automated Fault Injection a special test code can be instrumented into the source files to be tested. The new script perspective allows textual editing of tests in a dedicated test scripting language. The integrated Classification Tree Editor (CTE) has been implemented as a full Eclipse-based editor and enhances the design of test cases and the assignment of test data to tree nodes. As a dynamic test tool, TESSY 4.1 includes a static code analysis: Calculation of the cyclomatic complexity (McCabe metric) as well as further derived test case quality measures. The Test Data Editor (TDE) now provides the possibility of entering arithmetic expressions as test data. To stimulate or measure hardware signals during the test, TESSY V4.1 provides a hardware adapter interface that can be used to control external hardware for stimulation and measurement of hardware signals. Also, the existing support of TESSY for the compilers of Wind River has been extended to this new TESSY 4.1 version.
TRACE32 provides JTAG Debug Support for Wind River VxWorks 653
Lauterbach, August 20, 2018
Lauterbach is proud to announce full JTAG debug support for VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition, an ARINC 653-conformant platform from Wind River, including the latest release, VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition 4.0, supporting Arm, Intel, and Power multi-core processors. As a Gold Partner of Wind River, Lauterbach has committed itself to support Wind River’s operating systems as soon as they become generally available. To this end, working in close cooperation with Wind River, Lauterbach extended its product TRACE32 to include a comprehensive debug environment tailored to VxWorks 653 systems.
ClariFi Clarinox Advanced Debugging
Clarinox, August 14, 2018
Clarinox are proud to announce an exciting Lua scripting addition to the Clarinox debugger, ClariFi, that supports the verified and fully functional version of ClarinoxBlue Bluetooth Host subsystem and ClarinoxWiFi WLAN protocol stack working with VxWorks and Wind River Linux. ClariFi reduces the frustration of embedded engineers caused by tedious debugging cycles. It enables fast and efficient analysis of complex applications and problems. In doing so lowering the cost of development significantly. ClariFi enables superior visibility of the communications and results in speedy debugging during the development and assists with ongoing interoperability management after deployment. Our newly added Lua scripting feature opens up even greater debug power and flexibility ensuring fast and efficient debugging of even those hard to find issues.
Presagis Releases New Versions of its Products VAPS XT 4.2, UA Accelerator 3.0, and UA Emulator 3.0
Presagis, July 17, 2018
These new versions further enhance an open and extensible COTS graphical HMI modeling and development software suite of solutions for developing real-time applications supporting standard and ARINC 661 certifiable and non-certifiable safety-critical environments. The embedded software solutions have been integrated and tested with Wind River’s VxWorks 653 and VxWorks 7 solutions on multiple hardware environments. Presagis’ VAPS XT 4.2 release combines the ease-of-use of its graphical interface development tool with the high performance of Wind River’s VxWorks 653 and VxWorks 7 environments to ensure that customers are able to produce high-quality applications with confidence.
Datalight Announces New Version of FlashFX Tera
Datalight, July 12, 2018
Datalight Inc., the industry leader in comprehensive flash memory drivers and reliable file systems for Automotive and the Industrial Internet of Things markets, has released the latest version of its market-leading FlashFX Tera product. This release introduces enhancements for NOR device long-term reliability features as well as refinements to validation tests for multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash and enhanced support for i.MX family of processors from NXP. FlashFX Tera offers pre-ported versions for Linux, Wind River VxWorks, Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact and FreeRTOS.
Abaco Systems is Trusted with Providing Single Board Computers for Critical Aircraft Carrier Program
Abaco Systems, July 10, 2018
Abaco Systems announced that it has been chosen by one of the world’s premier shipbuilding companies to help equip state of the art aircraft carriers. Abaco XCR15 6U rugged CompactPCI® computers will be at the heart of crew workstations located throughout each ship that will provide access to the craft’s electrical, propulsion and nuclear systems. The XCR15 6U CompactPCI rugged single board computer utilizes an Intel Core i7 dual/quad processor operating at up to 2.5GHz, and supports up to 16 GBytes of memory. Operating system support includes Linux®, VxWorks® and Windows® 7.
A multi-level market penetration strategy for Wibu-Systems
Wibu-Systems, June 26, 2018
In its strategy to increase accessibility to its protection, licensing, and security technology, Wibu-Systems has made CmASIC available on all the new generation modules, motherboards, and ECT systems of Kontron. The ASIC for secure key storage comes complete with the basic features of CodeMeter under the APPROTECT brand to offer field service engineers and intelligent device manufacturers powerful tools to safeguard digital intellectual property against theft, reverse engineering, and tampering. Just recently, the two companies, both Wind River partners and both integrating VxWorks in their product lines, co-exhibited at Get Connected, the annual event held by Arrow that offers a full immersion in the entire IoT ecosystem, from sensors to the cloud.
AdaCore Extends Support for Wind River VxWorks Portfolio
AdaCore, June 19, 2018
AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, today announced the availability of its flagship GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment for the Wind River® VxWorks® 7 real-time operating system (RTOS), on leading multi-core hardware platforms. GNAT Pro 18 now supports VxWorks 7 on the Arm (64-bit), Power (64-bit) and Intel (32-bit) architectures, under both Linux and Windows development environments.
Curtiss-Wright Delivers Performance Breakthrough for VxWorks-based HPEC Systems with Support for Intel® Xeon® D processor DMA Engine with 40 GbE
Curtiss-Wright, June 04, 2018
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions announced a significant performance breakthrough in the design of compute intensive High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) systems for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications based on the Wind River® VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS). New software drivers, included in Curtiss-Wright’s latest Board Support Package (BSP) for use with its Intel® Xeon® D processor-based CHAMP-XD1 3U OpenVPX™ and CHAMP-XD2 6U OpenVPX DSP modules, uniquely enable VxWorks to access the Intel Xeon D processor’s QuickData Technology DMA engine, freeing the multi-core processor from devoting critical resources to communications handling. In addition, the new VxWorks BSP enables the industry’s first support for Mellanox® Ethernet Controllers.
Raima Releases RDM v14.1 embedded database with support for VxWorks and Wind River Linux
Raima, April 12, 2018
Raima provides an enterprise caliber database with a small footprint, perfectly designed for the Wind River® VxWorks® real-time operating system and Wind River Linux. In this release, our clients will find a new set of features which will enable IoT and IIoT applications that need performance within self-maintained applications.
SECO becomes Platinum Member of the Wind River Partner Program
SECO, May 04, 2018
SECO is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Wind River, as a Platinum Member Partner. The joint effort follows the path of research and innovation the two companies are pursuing in order to deliver the highest quality products to the broadest range of customers worldwide.
Curtiss-Wright Debuts 3U VPX Arm SBC for DO-254 Safety-Certifiable Avionics Apps with VxWorks 7 Support
Curtiss-Wright, March 01, 2018
Designed specifically to address DO-254 avionics applications, the Curtiss-Wright VPX3-1703 is available with re-usable DAL C design artifacts that help speed and ease the system certification process while greatly reducing program risks and costs. The VPX3-1703’s LS1043A processor, supported by NXP with a 10+ year life cycle, features four low-power Arm A53 cores that provide a superior balance between performance, power, and cost for deployed defense and aerospace systems. A Wind River VxWorks® 7 Board Support Package (BSP) and Driver Suite will be available.
Curtiss-Wright Mission Processing System integrated with VxWorks for UUV application
Curtiss-Wright, February 22, 2018
Curtiss-Wright has released a new case study for development of a mission processing system in unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) platforms. The processor systems required low-power multi-core Intel® CPU architectures with a large number of Ethernet, serial, and digital I/O interfaces together with a VxWorks RTOS. Read the case study to learn more about the solution.
Curtiss-Wright Announces VPX3-535 and VPX3-534 6Gsps Wideband Transceiver FPGA Cards with Wind River VxWorks 7 BSP
Curtiss-Wright, January 26, 2018
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced its highest performance 3U OpenVPX™ FPGA-based transceiver cards, with 2x or greater performance compared to Curtiss-Wright's previous generation product (VPX3-530). Leveraging Curtiss-Wright’s industry leading expertise in ruggedization and thermal management, the new VPX3-535 features a user programmable Xilinx Virtex™ VU9 UltraScale+ FPGA to process dual 6Gsps 12b ADC/DAC channels on a single slot module solution with 6GHz bandwidth. Software support for the VPX3-534 and VPX3-534 modules includes a VxWorks™-7 BSP for ARM/MPSoC and Wind River® Workbench™ 4.0.
Automated Fault Injection function for TESSY 4.1 from Razorcat
Razorcat , December 14, 2017
Our Partner Razorcat will introduce at Embedded World a new version of their Unit and Integration Test Tool TESSY. The new version 4.1 include an innovate function to create and manage Fault Injections without changing the source code – saving time and money. The latest versions of Wind River Workbench and Diab Compiler are supported by TESSY.
VxWorks 7 SPARC architectural port and BSP release
Cobham Gaisler, November 20, 2017
Cobham Gaisler is currently developing a LEON SPARC architectural port (HAL) and board support packages (BSPs) for Wind River's VxWorks 7 operating system. The architectural port is in place and development is now focused on drivers for on-chip peripherals.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Upholds FatPipe Networks' Patent Claim on WAN Load Balancing
FatPipe Networks, November 01, 2017
FatPipe® Networks, the inventor and holder of multiple patents for software-defined networks for wide area connectivity and hybrid WANs, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Court has upheld a signature claim in FatPipe's U.S. Patent No. 6,775,235 for load balancing over disparate networks. FatPipe's 6,775,235 patent describes a system and method for communicating using two or more disparate networks in parallel, allowing for failover and load balancing of session flows and re-directing packets over multiple networks. This path selection ability represents the foundation of a hybrid WAN and the primary component of a SD-WAN solution.
Kongsberg Geospatial Collaborating with Wind River for Safety-Critical Geospatial Applications
Kongsberg Geospatial, October 24, 2017
Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial software technology, announced today that they are collaborating with Wind River® to validate their safety-critical geospatial components for applications built on Wind River's industry leading VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS). The new collaboration with Wind River allows Kongsberg Geospatial to provide customers with an integrated, validated technology stack, in addition to consulting and commercial support. The benefits of a validated solution include reduced development time, high reliability, and simplified integration.
Curtiss-Wright's New Family of Rugged DO-254/DO-178 Safety Certifiable Pre-Integrated Avionics Computers include Wind River VxWorks 653 support
Curtiss-Wright, October 19, 2017
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a pioneer in the development of COTS-based modular solutions for DO-254/DO-178 (with available certification artifacts up to DAL A for a wide variety of applications) safety certifiable systems, has debuted a broad new family of rugged avionics computers pre-integrated with safety certifiable OpenVPX™ modules. Software support includes Wind River® VxWorks® 653 RTOS.
FatPipe Introduces the First Enterprise Multi-function VNF Solution with Integrated SD-WAN Functionality to Enable Digital Transformation
FatPipe Networks, October 10, 2017
FatPipe® Networks announced the launch of a multi-function VNF (Virtualized Network Function) to its family of SD-WAN solutions. This high-performance VNF solution allows enterprises and organizations the ability to easily add and deploy more NFV without the complexity of multi-vendor interactions. It has been implemented on several NFV hypervisors (virtual machine monitors), including OpenStack, AWS, Azure, VMware and Wind River.
AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks
Greenwave Systems, September 27, 2017
Wind River is proud to announce the general availability of AXON Predict™ Analytics for VxWorks®, broadening our VxWorks product portfolio by adding on-device analytics capabilities. The product is the result of a collaboration with our Partner Greenwave Systems, a global managed services and Internet of Things (IoT) software leader, and provides our mutual customers with real time edge analytics enabling machine learning, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence for monetizing the IoT.
Abaco Announces First Small Form Factor Mission Ready Systems Based on Innovative Lightning Platform
Abaco Systems, September 26, 2017
Abaco Systems announced the MCS1000 and GVC2000, the first two mission ready systems to be based on the company’s innovative Lightning platform. The MCS1000 is ideal for I/O-rich applications where there are multiple target platforms or unique interfaces requirements; while, the GVC2000 high performance mission ready display computer is better suited for applications where top end data- or display processing is required, with complex or unique I/O needs. VxWorks 7 support is already available for MCS1000.
L&T Technology Services Collaborating with Wind River for Intelligent Systems
L&T Technology Services , September 21, 2017
The two companies will work together to investigate, validate and optimize LTTS technologies with Wind River software platforms to discover compelling joint value propositions for shared customers in areas such as IoT, cloud computing, and network functions virtualization (NFV) in markets ranging from aerospace and defense and automotive to industrial, medical, and networking.
RTI Announces Connext DDS 5.3, the First Connectivity Software for Architecting Industrial IoT Systems of Systems
Real-Time Innovations, September 12, 2017
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has developed an Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) which cites the layered databus pattern as the recommended framework for building multi-tiered IIoT systems, such as those in connected hospitals, autonomous cars and micro grids. RTI Connext DDS 5.3 is the first software designed to implement this architecture pattern while also fostering interoperability and an open architecture to help system architects accelerate their IIoT system development. Our partnership enables joint customers to run Connext DDS on a range of Wind River operating systems including VxWorks, Wind River Linux and VxWorks 653 on a number of processors including Intel x86, Intel x64 and PPC.
FatPipe Networks SD-WAN and Hybrid Networking Products Crypto Modules Certified for Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS 140-2
FatPipe Networks, September 13, 2017
FatPipe® Networks, the inventor and multiple patents holder of software-defined networks for wide area connectivity and hybrid WANs, today announced that FatPipe's SD-WAN and other hybrid networking solutions running appliances and virtual appliances have been certified for Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS 140-2).
FACE - aligned Safety Critical Compositor from CoreAVI
CoreAVI, September 12, 2017
CoreAVI has created the industry’s first FACE-aligned Safety Critical Compositor for OpenGL SC 1.0.1 and OpenGL SC 2.0! The compositor is based on the EGL_EXT_compositor extension published by the FACE Consortium. This extension minimizes application effort and allows for the composition of multiple windows within a multi-partition EGL system. Safety critical applications require determinism and high reliability in graphics capabilities to meet strict FAA/EASA DALs or ISO 26262 ASILs, and the use of CoreAVI’s new compositor can meet those requirements.
Abaco Announces Innovative Lightning™ Mission Ready Systems Platform to Substantially Reduce Cost, Lead Time
Abaco Systems, September 12, 2017
Abaco Systems announced the unique Lightning platform that is designed to substantially reduce the cost and time involved in developing leading edge rugged embedded mission ready systems. Lightning-based systems are designed to be delivered to precise customer requirements in weeks rather than months with a high degree of I/O customization, resulting in significant cost and time savings. Software support for VxWorks7 is available.
Secure 6U VPX Single Board Computers
Extreme Engineering Solutions, August 30, 2017
X-ES announced the availability of two secure 6U VPX Single Board Computers. The XCalibur4646 and XCalibur4545 have Intel® based processors and are both supporting Wind River VxWorks.
Inocybe Technologies and Wind River Collaborate to Accelerate the Deployment of NFV and Open Networking Solutions
Inocybe Technologies, August 28, 2017
Inocybe Technologies, a leading Open Networking technology provider from the data center to the network edge, announced their collaboration with Wind River to supply a fully integrated and ultra-reliable NFV foundation for the rigorous demands of carrier and critical enterprise networks.
ITTIA partners with Wind River and announces the availability of ITTIA DB SQL on VxWorks
ITTIA, August 29, 2017
ITTIA, a leading provider of high performance database and connectivity products for embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, announced its partnership with Wind River® and the availability of ITTIA DB SQL on VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS).
Mocana has won the Frost & Sullivan 2017 North American IoT Security Platform for Industrial Manufacturing & Automation Product Leadership Award
Mocana, August 15, 2017
This prestigious award recognizes Mocana’s ability to meet the challenges of industrial companies to secure their critical infrastructure. Frost & Sullivan’s detailed report examines the product fit, design, differentiation, support, and strategy.
CoreAVI and HENSOLDT Demonstrate RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C Safety Certifiable 4K Video Output Capability on HENSOLDT's Mission Computer
Core Avionics & Industrial, June 20, 2017
CoreAVI and HENSOLDT have announced the world's first RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C safety certifiable 4K video output hosted on HENSOLDT's RTCA DO-254 and EUROCAE ED-80 safety certifiable Mission Computer. Applications interface with CoreAVI's safety critical OpenGL drivers using Ada and C++ programming languages running with Wind River's VxWorks 653 real-time operating system (RTOS) to provide deterministic performance, all with data packages to support DO-178C and ED-12C safety certification.
Extreme Versatility for the Secure Elements of Wibu-Systems
Wibu-Systems, May 29, 2017
In the IIoT world, endpoint protection is crucial and, ideally, system integrators adopt security-by-design or security-by-default in their frameworks. CodeMeter Security extends VxWorks Security Profile capabilities by enabling copy protection, license management, and hardware key storage. In particular, Wibu-Systems provides an unparalleled range of industry-grade secure elements for the reliable and long-term available storage of encrypted data. The form factors include microSD, SD, CF, CFast memory cards as well as ASICs and USB sticks of all sizes, internal or external to the pcb, and optionally with integrated flash memory.
AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Supports Wind River’s FACE Conformant VxWorks 653 Platform
AdaCore, May 23, 2017
AdaCore today announced the continuing growth of its Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) support, through both the current availability of its GNAT Pro 17.1 Ada Development Environment for the Wind River® FACE Certified VxWorks® 653 Platform, and initiation of the FACE verification/certification process for GNAT Pro 17.1. VxWorks 653 is the first Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product to be certified as conformant to the FACE Technical Standard’s Operating System Segment (OSS) Safety Base Profile. By using GNAT Pro on this platform, developers of embedded software can realize the benefits of Ada’s high reliability together with the safety-critical support and ease of rapid component integration that come from VxWorks 653 and its FACE conformance. GNAT Pro for VxWorks 653 is available immediately.
Artesyn Extends ControlSafe SIL4 COTS Rail Computing Platform to Onboard Applications
Artesyn Embedded Technologies, April 11, 2017
Artesyn Embedded Technologies has unveiled the latest in its portfolio of SIL4 COTS computing systems for rail safety applications, the ControlSafe™ Carborne Platform. Designed for onboard applications such as automatic train protection (ATP), automatic train operation (ATO), and positive train control (PTC), the new platform can also be used in wayside train control and rail signaling implementations. All modules in the ControlSafe Carborne Platform support Wind River’s VxWorks 653 operating system.
GrammaTech Announces Integration Between CodeSonar and Wind River Workbench Enhancing Productivity, Security and Safety for IoT devices
GrammaTech, May 15, 2017
GrammaTech Inc., a leading provider of software assurance tools and cyber-security solutions, announces the immediate availability of the integration between CodeSonar and Wind River® Workbench. With this integration, software developers can annotate and resolve the software vulnerabilities that CodeSonar highlights without leaving the Wind River Workbench development environment, thereby significantly boosting productivity.
ADLINK Collaborates with Wind River to Launch Joint Lab Providing Remote Integration & Testing of NFV Solutions
ADLINK, February 16, 2017
ADLINK worked with Wind River to launch a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Innovation Laboratory in Shanghai in February. The joint lab extends R&D centers established by both companies in Shanghai and San Jose, CA last year. The lab and R&D centers use Wind River Titanium Cloud software as their NFV infrastructure running on a hardware platform based on ADLINK Open Compute Carrier-grade Edge Reference Architecture (OCCERA). At the opening, partner solution demos included Trend Micr’s virtualization network security, ADVA’s Ensemble Orchestrator and CertusNet’s vBRAS. An additional NFV Innovation Laboratory from ADLINK and Wind River is scheduled to open in San Jose later this year.
Curtiss-Wright's new QorIQ T2080-based SBC for DO-254 DAL A Safety Certifiability supports VxWorks 653
Curtiss-Wright, May 08, 2017
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the newest addition to its growing family of DO-254 DAL A safety certifiable COTS single board computers (SBC), the new VPX3-152, a rugged 3U OpenVPX™ board that features NXP®'s QorIQ® T2080 multicore SOC. The new SBC combines the performance and advanced I/O capabilities of the T2080 with an extensive I/O complement to deliver an extremely powerful processing solution for SWaP-constrained environments.
Abaco Systems Announces First 40 Gigabit Ethernet-capable 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer
Abaco Systems, March 28, 2017
Abaco Systems announced the industry’s first 3U OpenVPX member of its rapidly-growing 40 Gigabit Ethernet ecosystem. The SBC367D features the ultra-high performance Intel ®Xeon® D-1500 processor family with up to 16 cores, up to 32GBytes (soon to be 64GBytes) of DDR4 SDRAM memory - and support for 10/40 Gigabyte Ethernet across the backplane. The new product supports a myriad of operating systems, including VxWorks® 7.
X-ES and Wind River Collaborate to Deliver Secure Boot for Applications Requiring Enhanced Levels of Security
Extreme Engineering Solutions, February 27, 2017
X-ES recently introduced the industry’s first NXP QorIQ T2081 processor-based COTS board solution, the XPedite6101, with support for Wind River VxWorks 653 3.0 certification-ready multi-core operating system environment and integrated with Wind River’s Information Assurance Framework (IAF) to support secure booting for military and avionics applications requiring enhanced levels of security.
Introducing Real-Time Edge Analytics for VxWorks
Greenwave Systems, March 15, 2017
Greenwave Systems announced March 15th, 2017 at Embedded World a collaboration with Wind River to deliver the AXON™ Predict visual edge analytics engine with the VxWorks ® real-time operating system (RTOS). The result? AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks.
Curtiss-Wright and HENSOLDT partner for DO-254 Mission Computer based on VxWorks 653
Curtiss-Wright, March 14, 2017
Curtiss-Wright, HENSOLDT and CoreAVI demonstrated at Embedded World 2017 a DO-254/DO-178 Mission Computer with OpenVPX SBC, graphics and I/O solutions running Wind River's VxWorks 653 RTOS and CoreAVI safety certifiable OpenGL graphics drivers.
New release from Qt: 5.5.1-2 for Wind River® VxWorks®
The Qt Company, February 14, 2017
Our partner, The Qt Company, just released the Qt 5.5.1-2 for VxWorks®. This release supports the new VxWorks 7 release SR 0480 (September 2016) on ARM-v7 with updates in the Qt Base, Qt Declarative and Qt Quick Controls modules.
Curtiss-Wright Debuts Next Generation VPX6-197 Quad-Core Power Architecture®-based SBC with VxWorks 6.9 and 7.0 BSP support
Curtiss-Wright , January 09, 2017
The Curtiss-Wright™ Defense Solutions division today introduced the VPX6-197, its newest Power Architecture-based 6U VPX rugged single board computer (SBC). The VPX6-197 features NXP® Semiconductors™ quad-core dual threaded 64-bit AltiVec-enabled T2080 processor to deliver up to 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance yet only requires 42 watts of power dissipation.
CodeMeter Embedded 2.0 makes its debut at Embedded World 2017
Wibu-Systems, February 01, 2017
The next generation of CodeMeter Embedded will be introduced by Wibu-Systems at Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany, hall 4, booth 540. CodeMeter Embedded 2.0 is a multi-platform runtime environment that supports intelligent device manufacturers in their quest for software protection and versatile license lifecycle management. The new version is compatible with VxWorks 6.9 and 7.0 and includes new features like concurrent access from multiple instances to a CodeMeter software or hardware container, optional secure disk access with HID, and the use of CodeMeter ASIC connected via SPI.
Razorcat updates TESSY with full C++ support and variant management
Razorcat Development GmbH, October 28, 2016
Razorcat introduces the latest release of TESSY, the powerful, certified unit and integration testing tool for embedded software written in C/C++. TESSY 4.0 provides a wide range of new features, most notably a full support for C++, a convenient software variant management system, and UUIDs (universally unique identifiers) for all TESSY objects. TESSY supports a wide range of microcontrollers, compiler environments and target platforms, including the latest versions of Wind River Workbench and Diab Compiler.
QA Systems releases Cantata Version 7.1
QA Systems, October 06, 2016
The new version makes it very easy for customers to deploy Cantata to any target environment, as well as introducing the latest developments in bi-directional requirements traceability. A dedicated deployment Eclipse perspective provides a full deployment editor with standard, advanced and expert modes. Cantata 7.1 installs easily into the latest Wind River Workbench via Eclipse P2 provisioning, is deployed using target Build Specs and the Target Connection Framework for any VxWorks target, and gives users a complete test development and analysis environment all inside Wind River Workbench.
Artesyn Announces SIL4 Certification for ControlSafe™ COTS Rail Safety Platform
Artesyn Embedded Technologies, August 16, 2016
Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL4) certification for its ControlSafe™ Platform, one of the first embedded computing systems to use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components to create a fail-safe and fault-tolerant computing platform for a wide range of train control and rail signaling applications. The ControlSafe Platform enables rail application developers and system integrators to substantially accelerate time-to-market without being deterred by the potentially high costs and risks associated with the stringent SIL4 system development and certification process, a process that can take multiple years to accomplish.
Trend Micro Collaborates with Wind River to Accelerate Deployment of NFV Solutions
Trend Micro, August 18, 2016
Trend Micro and Wind River are collaborating to showcase and validate Trend Micro’s network function virtualization (NFV) solution, Virtual Network Function Suite, on the Wind River Titanium Server. The solution features Intrusion Prevention (IPS), URL filtering, and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). Through this validation and pre-integration, Trend Micro can deliver optimized solutions for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on NFV.
RTI Demystifies the Concept of a “Databus”
Real-Time Innovations, July 20, 2016
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is full of confusing terms. Wind River Gold Partner RTI recently demystified the concept of the “databus,” one of the most important concepts for every IIoT developer to understand. Interested in learning how a databus is different from a database (of any kind) or from a Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine? Find the answers to this and other questions in the technical blog by Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI.
IXXAT PC/CAN interface series adds support for VxWorks 7
HMS Technology Center Ravensburg GmbH, August 08, 2016
The ECI driver with VxWorks support allows easy development of CAN-based real-time applications on Intel® Core™ architectures and processors. IXXAT PC interfaces are available for all common PC interface standards – from PCIe and PCIe Mini to USB and Ethernet. Depending on the PC/CAN interface version, up to four CAN channels and a galvanic isolation of the CAN bus interface is offered.
wolfSSL now has lwIP support
wolfSSL Inc., August 29, 2016
The wolfSSL (formerly CyaSSL) embedded SSL library now supports lwIP, the light weight internet protocol implementation, out of the box. The focus of lwIP is to reduce RAM usage while still providing a full TCP stack. That focus makes lwIP great for use in embedded systems (such as VxWorks), the same area where wolfSSL is an ideal match for SSL/TLS needs.
OCI is proud to announce the availability of ACE, TAO and OpenDDS versions compliant with VxWorks 7
Object Computing, Inc., August 25, 2016
OCI continues to invest in supporting the latest VxWorks 7 platforms. As a thought leader in embedded open source technologies OCI has released VxWorks 7 versions of:
- OCI's redistribution of The ACE ORB (TAO), pronounced “dow”, a C++, CORBA-compliant ORB (Object Request Broker).
- ACE (the ADAPTIVE Communication Environment), an Object-Oriented (OO) Network Programming Toolkit for C++.
- OpenDDS, an open source native C++ implementation of the OMG (Object Management Group) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems specification.
ARM® at Intel SoC FPGA Developer Forum (ISDF)
ARM, August 04, 2016
ARM is a Silver Sponsor of ISDF again this year and we’ll be at the North America, Europe, Japan and Asia events to meet you in person. At the booth we’ll be demoing DS-5 Development Studio for Altera SoC devices. Part of the Altera SoC Embedded Design Suite (EDS), ARM DS-5 Altera Edition combines the most advanced JTAG-based multi-core debugger for ARM architecture with FPGA-adaptive debugging to provide embedded software developers with full-chip visibility and control for Altera SoC devices.
RTI Releases a New Version of Connext DDS Pro
Real-Time Innovations, May 31, 2016
Our Gold Partner RTI announced on May 17 a new version of the Connext DDS Professional: 5.2.3. The release added support of several new platforms including Windows 10 (VS 2015), Cent OS 7, OS X 10.11, Android 5 and a new mobile operating system iOS 8. Connext DDS Pro also supports a range of Wind River operating systems including VxWorks 5.x, 6.x and 7.x series, VxWorks 653 and Wind River Linux on several processors including Intel x86 and x64, and PPC.
Gartner Names Vector Software a 2016 "Cool Vendor" in Embedded Software and Systems
Vector Software, May 19, 2016
Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality and a long time Wind River Gold Partner was named by Gartner a 2016 “Cool Vendor” in Embedded Software and Systems. The VectorCAST test automation platform solves complex business problems by enabling software development teams to easily automate testing tasks to improve software quality, using test-driven development, continuous integration, and change-based testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for Renesas R-car platforms
Clarinox, June 09, 2016
Clarinox, a leading provider of automotive connectivity solutions and a Wind River Silver Partner is pleased to announce the acceptance to the Renesas R-Car consortium. This will extend the Clarinox Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support to the Renesas R-Car platforms for VxWorks and Wind River Linux. The Clarinox architecture allows seamless integration of multiple simultaneous wireless technologies, roles and/or profiles and provides the flexibility to cater for traditional or leading edge applications.