Wind River VxWorks 61508 and DO-178B Safety Critical Platforms

Wind River (NASDAQ:WIND) introduced the VxWorks 61508 Platform and VxWorks DO-178B Platform for safety certification. The new platforms enable customers to reduce development risk of safety certified systems by leveraging the portability of existing VxWorks 6 software components, development tools and partner ecosystem, while maintaining confidence in meeting critical business requirements for lower cost, faster time-to-market, higher quality and increased performance. The VxWorks 61508 and VxWorks DO-178B Platforms are based on the commercial-grade VxWorks 6.6 operating system and are specialized for stringent certification requirements of IEC 61508 and DO-178B found in the avionics, energy, industrial control, medical, process automation and transportation market segments.

VxWorks DO-178B Platform

  • VxWorks API conformance
  • DO-178B Level A certification evidence
  • Wind River Workbench development suite
  • Wind River Network Stack
  • Extensive partner ecosystem

VxWorks 61508 Platform

  • VxWorks API conformance
  • IEC 61508 SIL 3 certification evidence
  • Wind River Workbench development suite
  • Wind River Network Stack
  • Extensive partner ecosystem

The platforms include full commercial versions of VxWorks 6.6, which provides access to a broad set of core features and hardware board support packages (BSPs) that can be adapted for use in certification projects. Both platforms include the Wind River Workbench development suite, an Eclipse-based collection of tools for debugging, code analysis and testing designed to accelerate time-to-market for developers building devices. The optional Wind River Network Stacks for 61508 and for DO-178B use the same socket APIs as the standard Advanced Networking Technologies used for VxWorks and Wind River Linux, easing migration of code into certified networking environments.

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