[Avionics Today 08-19-14] California-based embedded-systems software company Wind River is upping the ante on their VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) by introducing a virtualization profile for its next-generation version. The virtualization profile for VxWorks extends scalability capabilities of the VxWorks 7 core platform by integrating real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core.
Through embedded virtualization, the profile allows VxWorks customers to consolidate multiple workloads on a single processor. According to the company, this provides secure partitioning across all market segments, including avionics control systems — critical in today’s era of the Internet of Things (IoT). The program is OS-agnostics and allows combinations of VxWorks, Linux, Windows and other operating systems to share the memory and cores of a multi-core processor or System-on-Chip (SoC).
“VxWorks with integrated virtualization allows customers to address IoT device challenges, where connectivity, scalability, security and future-proofing are required,” said Dinyar Dastoor the vice president of product management at Wind River.