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Wind River
Pulsar Linux

Wind River® Pulsar Linux is a small, high-performance, secure, and manageable Linux distribution designed to simplify and speed your embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) development projects. Best of all, it is available at no additional cost on hardware boards from our trusted partners.

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Based on 35 years of Wind River industry-leading experience and the latest Yocto Project Compatible releases, Pulsar ensures your team is working with the latest open source technology, always updated and protected against security vulnerabilities.

Develop Locally or in the Cloud

Protection Against Security Vulnerabilities

Wind River provides critical Linux updates for Pulsar systems, from Linux kernel patches to security fixes. Critical fixes are hosted in a public Wind River repository, with a full range of bug and security fixes available.


Run Any Application from Any Ecosystem

Run Any Application from Any Ecosystem

Pulsar enables application middleware abstraction, allowing any application from any ecosystem to run on any device. You can build and add packages on the target from a certified repository—all while running multiple isolated systems (containers) on a single control host.


Develop Directly on GitHub

Develop Directly on GitHub

Begin building your project in less than five minutes. On GitHub, you’ll find build system and cross-toolchain downloads and instructions, as well as the layers and packages needed to build on Intel® hardware targets.


Find Your Board

To speed your IoT and embedded development efforts, Wind River Pulsar comes preloaded on boards from our trusted partners, eliminating the hassle and time required to set up your operating system. You can also download Wind River Pulsar for
other boards as well.


Intel Atom x86

Intel® Atom E3900 platform with dual GbE LAN, fanless compact box. Learn more


Intel Atom x86

Intel® Atom E3826/E3815 with Dual Giga LAN, fanless compact box. Learn more

Avnet Agate


An IoT networking reference platform with pre-integrated wireless WAN, LAN, and PAN connectivity. Learn more

Avnet MicroZed

Xilinx Zynq 7000 FPGA – ARM

A low-cost board for system-on-chip (SoC) or system-on-module (SoM) experimentation and development. Learn more

Avnet Mini-ITX

Xilinx Zynq 7000 FPGA – ARM

A programmable SoC development kit that provides an industry-standard, high-performance motherboard. Learn more

Avnet PicoZed

Xilinx Zynq 7000 FPGA – ARM

A highly flexible, rugged SoM with common functions to support most SoC designs. Learn more

Intel Compute Stick

Intel Atom – x86

A tiny powerful device that can transform an HDMI TV or display into a complete computer. Learn more

Intel NUC Kit NUC5i3MYHE

Intel Core – x86

A small, solid, and reliable device that brings models of computing everywhere, from enterprise to small and medium businesses. Learn more

MinnowBoard MAX

Intel Atom – x86

A compact, affordable, and powerful development board for professionals and makers. Learn more

“The combination of Wind River’s embedded software expertise, coupled with Avnet’s hardware strength, enables our customers to leverage open source development, run an always-updated distribution, strengthen security, and increase efficiency in their software development cycles.”

—Tim Barber, Sr. VP Global Design Chain Business Development, Avnet



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