VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Product Overview

As technology progresses, the defense industry is increasingly using a mixture of powerful hardware platforms and standards-based, open virtualization systems that support unmodified guest OS environments, enabling developers to make use of the platforms’ flexibility to extract value across multiple use cases. One example is the consolidation specification for IMA systems: ARINC specification 653. Use of this internationally accepted specification enables multiple avionics vendors and hosted-function suppliers to safely deploy integrated applications on a shared multicore hardware platform, while maintaining complete system conformance with rigorous avionics safety standards such as RTCA DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12C, RTCA DO-254, EUROCAE ED-80, RTCA DO-297, and EUROCAE ED-124.

VxWorks® 653 Multi-core Edition is a safe, secure, and reliable real-time operating system (RTOS). It delivers an ARINC 653–conformant system by providing robust time and space partitioning on the latest hardware platforms to ensure fault containment and the ability to upgrade applications with minimal test and integration demands.

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