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Wind River Partner Validation Program Expanded to Aerospace Defense
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Apr 01, 2010

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Wind River’s highly integrated and validated software ecosystem extended to software solutions specifically developed for avionics, secure military communications, unmanned systems, and complex control systems



Wind River launched its Partner Validation Program for the aerospace and defense market segment with initial partners AdaCore, aicas, ALT Software, Atego, Esterel Technologies, Presagis and PrismTech. Partners in the program will provide their software solutions integrated and validated with the latest releases of Wind River’s operating systems, VxWorks and Wind River Linux. These partner software solutions are specifically developed for avionics, secure military communications, unmanned systems, and complex control systems.

“Performance, safety, and security cannot be compromised in aerospace and defense. By working with market-leading partners, we are committed to helping our customers solve critical business issues,” said Rob Hoffman, vice president and general manager, aerospace and defense, Wind River. “Through the Wind River Partner Validation Program, Wind River and its partners reduce software integration risk and enable customers to rapidly deliver projects that comply with the industry’s stringent safety standards RTCA DO-178B and EUROCAE ED-12B Level A, and its security standards Common Criteria EAL4 and EAL6+.”

The combined efforts from the Wind River Partner Validation Program will provide a steady stream of partner-validated and supported software reference platforms, allowing developers to focus on building high-value application and system capabilities, with the assurance of longevity and lifecycle support for their deployed platforms. Backed by Wind River’s global support infrastructure, these joint solutions help drive down risk for challenging and complex aerospace and defense programs.

Under the program, the following partners will integrate and validate their software with Wind River’s industry-leading embedded operating systems and tools:

  • AdaCore: Commercial software solutions for Ada program development;
  • aicas: Java analysis and development tools and fully deterministic JamaicaVM for real-time and embedded systems;
  • ALT Software: Software solutions that enable 2D and 3D graphics in embedded computing system displays;
  • Atego: Design and development tools and services for modeling architectures, complex mission and safety-critical systems and software, along with Ada and Java development solutions;
  • Esterel Technologies: Model-based design and verification tools for critical embedded systems that typically require certification;
  • Presagis: Human Machine Interface (HMI) modeling tools and graphics drivers for embedded graphics development;
  • PrismTech: Middleware and tools for software defined radio and for software based communications.


Wind River introduced the Wind River Partner Validation Program in May 2009, targeting the networking and telecommunications industry, and later extended the program to the industrial and medical segments. Wind River is building on its strategy to provide customers with pre-integrated platform solutions to maximize developer productivity and minimize time to market.

More information about the Wind River Partner Validation Program and solutions for aerospace and defense are available at http://www.windriver.com/partner-validation/aerospace-defense.html.

Visit the Wind River booth, stand E31, at Avionics Europe to view demonstrations with partners from the Wind River Partner Validation Program, including workshops with Esterel, ALT Software, and Presagis.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif. with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.

Supporting Partner Quotes
AdaCore
“As a leading supplier of Ada development tools and support services, strategic alignment with Wind River enables AdaCore to deploy its solutions on the widest customer base, on proven platforms, including VxWorks 5, VxWorks 6, VxWorks 6.6 for DO-178B, VxWorks 653, and VxWorks MILS,” said Robert Dewar, CEO, AdaCore. “Our large joint customers appreciate having tightly integrated solutions that quickly enable the development and deployment of critical solutions on leading processor foundations.”

aicas
“Our JamaicaVM products for running real-time Java programs in embedded systems are fully validated for Wind River’s VxWorks and Linux platforms,” said Dr. James Hunt, CEO, aicas. “Wind River’s Partner Validation Program ensures highly integrated joint solutions that give our customers a competitive edge with faster time-to-market and lower integration costs, along with accurate and responsive support.”

ALT Software
“Our global customers truly appreciate our tight integration with Wind River’s certified software platforms, including VxWorks 5, VxWorks 6, and VxWorks 653,” said Dan Joncas, vice president of sales, ALT Software. “With our combined certification software and hardware components, customers can quickly create complex avionics platforms that can rapidly achieve DO-178B and ED-12B certification.”

Atego
“The strategic alliance with Wind River is a significant driver for Atego product development going back decades,” said James B. Gambrell, executive chairman, Atego. “As a leading independent supplier of collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software, and hardware, Atego is proud to offer an expanding product line to Wind River’s Partner Validation Program for aerospace and defense. The validation program provides an excellent opportunity to better serve our shared customers. Together our technologies help reduce the stress and risk of both modernizing legacy applications as well as designing next-generation systems.”

Esterel Technologies
“Wind River and Esterel Technologies provide software engineers developing critical embedded applications a complete, integrated environment for mission and safety-critical systems that typically require certification,” said Eric Bantegnie, president and CEO, Esterel Technologies. “Our seamless integration with both Wind River Workbench and their safety-critical operating systems and our industry-leading SCADE Suite and SCADE Display platforms provides the highest efficiency in developing next generation critical control and display systems.”

Presagis
“Safety and mission-critical embedded systems powered by Presagis embedded graphics solutions and Wind River real-time operating systems are at the core of thousands of successfully deployed aircraft that have been placed into service over the last 20 years,” said Robert Kopersiewich, vice president and general manager, Embedded Graphics, Presagis. “Wind River’s Partner Validation Program will help to extend this track record by providing timely bi-lateral software integration and support in order to help our joint customers benefit from new product innovations sooner.”

PrismTech
“The combination of PrismTech’s Software Defined Radio (SDR) and OpenSplice Data Distribution Service (DDS) solutions with Wind River’s broad spectrum of operating systems and development tools that are supported by all key hardware platforms, delivers the most efficient path to success in our industry,” said Keith Steele, CEO, PrismTech. “Our integration and performance is tested daily, and the Wind River Partner Validation Program is the foundation of our joint value.”

Contact
Bryan Thomas
Director, Global Communications
E:  bryan.thomas(at)windriver.com


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