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The Leading RTOS for the Intelligent Edge

For nearly 35 years, VxWorks has been used to ensure the security, safety, and reliability you need to design and build mission-critical embedded systems that simply must work.

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Upgrade to the Latest VxWorks — Now Supporting OCI Containers

VxWorks® is the first and only real-time operating system (RTOS) in the world to support application deployment through containers.

The latest release of VxWorks includes support for OCI containers. Now you can use traditional IT-like technologies to develop and deploy intelligent edge software better and faster, without compromising determinism and performance. Find out why independent researcher VDC has named VxWorks the #1 RTOS for the edge.

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VxWorks: Modern, Future-Proof, and Always Real-Time

VxWorks is a deterministic, priority-based preemptive RTOS with low latency and minimal jitter. It is built on an upgradable, future-proof architecture to help you rapidly respond to changing market requirements and technology advancements.

VxWorks is the only RTOS to support C++17, Boost, Rust, Python, pandas, and more, as well as an edge-optimized, OCI-compliant container engine — enabling you to use the languages, tools, and technologies you love most to innovate where it matters most.

Meet the VxWorks RTOS

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VxWorks is available today to download and try out as part of a software developer kit (SDK) compatible with QEMU, Arm®, and Intel® architectures. Additional open source and leading-edge technologies such as ROS 2 are also available for download.

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Proven in the most challenging safety-critical applications, VxWorks makes it easier and more cost-effective for technology suppliers to meet the stringent safety certification requirements of EN 50128, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, DO-178C, and ED-12C.


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Securing the Intelligent Edge  
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On the intelligent edge, devices, systems, and industries have highly varied needs, and security threats are constantly evolving. VxWorks provides advanced security features to help you build secure devices for today’s threats, and its modularity enables you to be prepared for those that emerge tomorrow. Additionally, you’ll always be on top of the latest security patches with our searchable database linked to MITRE’s list of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs).

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Hardware Support  
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Our close relationships with silicon vendors and hardware manufacturers enable us to offer ready-to-use board support packages to streamline your development efforts. Our deep list of supported architectures includes Arm, Power, Intel, and RISC-V, letting you spend less time shopping for compatible components and more time developing products.


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VxWorks Customer Success Stories

See how our customers are finding success with VxWorks and our award-winning support services.

Get Help Straight from the Experts

To help your team get the most out of VxWorks, we offer a full range of customer success services for all stages of your project, including professional services, enhanced support, and both on-demand and instructor-led training options. Our experts can help you solve some of the toughest challenges in designing state-of-the-art intelligent systems.


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