Adaptive Virtualization for Embedded, C4ISR, and Deployed Edge Devices

New technologies can bring more to your aerospace and defense programs—more data for applications, more services for users, more capabilities for edge devices. To enable that, you use more tools, more IP from more vendors, and more software. This brings more complexity and cost. In addition, more has to fit into the same size, weight, and power envelope and comply with the same safety and security standards.

And you haven’t even started thinking about future system upgrades. It looks like “more” comes at a very high price. It’s time for a different approach to the systems of systems. It’s time for big-picture thinking. Big-picture means looking at the system with all its applications, requirements, safety certifications and lifecycle cost. It means finding the right software for the right tasks that can create the right solution at an affordable cost. Thinking big means looking beyond physical hardware and using the right virtualization technologies to consolidate safety-critical and non-critical applications into a single system designed with the total cost of ownership in mind. It means staying agile and adapting your system configuration to the kind of virtualized environment you need, with support for multiple applications such as ARINC 653, POSIX, Linux , VxWorks and others. You bring all capabilities onto a single platform, standardizing on a trusted foundation of software virtualization so you can consolidate all types of applications, including safety critical ones.

This new view means using open architectures to make it easier to port and integrate applications, making the most of your investments in legacy single-use, proprietary platforms. Big-picture thinking means Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform. The adaptive virtualization platform for consolidating mixed criticality OSes onto the same reliable platform that drives innovation and affordability.

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