Wind River Studio Linux Services: 
Architecture and Implementation

Wind River offers comprehensive solution services by industry experts who can interpret requirements, architect options, and provide recommendations.


Starting a Linux project with a binary supplied by a hardware vendor is the fastest and easiest way to get to a proof of concept (POC). But embedded systems typically have unique, market-specific functional requirements. Moving from a POC to a deployable product takes a lot more system architecting, feature integration, and long-term management over the entire lifecycle.

Detailed planning in the initial phase is key to a successful Linux project. This planning should include full lifecycle scope, defining functional requirements and system architecture, identifying risks, and creating a detailed project plan.

Wind River® offers comprehensive solution services by an experienced team of industry experts who can interpret system requirements, architect platform options, and provide recommendations for meeting business, technical, and program goals. Their engineering expertise can help you accelerate time-to-deployment, increase quality, lower risk, and ensure greater long-term project success.

What We Deliver


Our team of embedded experts can assess the full lifecycle requirements for your project. We look at your design architecture, security and risk tolerance, market specifications, and available hardware and software technologies to recommend a course of action.

  • Security assessment of risk profile, attack surfaces, software and hardware requirements, and security plan
  • Architecture assessment, including the Linux platform, hardware, and application deployment environment
  • Solution assessment of software add-ons such as over-the-air (OTA) updates, OS hardening, system integration, networking, 5G integration, and more
  • Documented recommendations with supporting evidence for business and technical decision making
  • Security threat analysis and plan
  • Architectural study with functional requirements
  • Detailed compliance matrix tracing requirements to standards and specifications
  • Proactive risk matrix plan identifying major risks and necessary mitigation that could impact schedule and budget
  • Detailed design phase planning


Many embedded systems have unique market requirements which must be met before deployment, such as features and customizations to meet specification and standards requirements. In addition, rigid deployment environments can require additional optimizations for performance and footprint.

  • Assessment integration services for architecture, security, and solutions
  • Project acceleration and tuning
  • Integration of Linux packages with market-specific requirements for automotive, energy, industrial, and medical devices
  • Board support package (BSP) creation and optimization
  • Hardware boot loaders and driver support
  • Performance tuning for speed and footprint
  • OTA mechanism and fielded device updates
  • End-of-life services


Work with our team to quickly identify and prioritize the vulnerabilities based on a common vulnerability threshold (CVSS), severity of impact, and difficulty of attack and avoid ability. We work with you to build release plans to address critical and prioritized CVEs and defects.

  • 10 global design centers
  • 150 experts
  • 24/7 online support
  • Dedicated project engineer as needed


  • North America
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Dublin, OH
  • Alameda, CA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Costa Rica
  • South America
  • Cordoba, Argentina
  • (C/E Services Only)
  • Europe
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Paris, France
  • Munich, Germany
  • Galati, Romania
  • China
  • Chengdu, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Korea
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan


Wind River is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s Yocto Project. We are one of the top contributors and maintainers of several key components.
» Learn about the Yocto Project

  • Leading commercial contributor with commits to the Yocto Project for the last five years
  • Recent contribution of a security response tool
  • Proven project governance and advocacy within the community


From Prototype to Post-Deployment: Linux Decision Points

In the embedded industry, the lifecycle of a Linux product can last 5, 10, or even 15 years or more, so the decisions you make now and along the way will impact speed, quality, and resources for years to come. They can also create technical debt and directly impact future scalability, profitability, and the overall success of your project.

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