Board vendors cooperate with Wind River for development kits - Embedded.com

Board vendors cooperate with Wind River for development kits

Wind River is working with a number of processor board vendors to provide embedded development kits that enable embedded developers to begin application development in less than one hour.

The Wind River On-Board Program provides kits that include processor boards with optimized trial versions of Wind River’s operating systems, development tools, and embedded hypervisor and graphics software.

Kits from Emerson Network Power, Eurotech and Kontron are available today, and additional Embedded Development Kits from Advantech, ADLINK, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, GE Intelligent Platforms and RadiSys will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The kit includes a bootable USB flash drive that turns any host computer into a fully integrated development environment (IDE), with no installation required. Each commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), processor board comes with a pre-flashed 30-day run-time trial version of Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system and/or Wind River Linux.

The software from Wind River is optimized for developing, running, debugging and prototyping embedded software directly onto the chosen COTS processor board using Wind River Workbench. Options including trial versions of Wind River Hypervisor and Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite are also available depending on the specific Embedded Development Kit configuration.

“Wind River and its board vendor partners have worked diligently for the past year to formalize an out-of-the-box hardware and software solution that provides our joint customers with a foundation to begin innovating in minutes rather than weeks,” said Barry Mainz, chief operating officer at Wind River.

Each kit is customized with a startup guide and a set of comprehensive, step-by-step tutorials that walk the developer through applicable use cases and workflows intended to make the developer productive in a matter of hours, using the included self-directed documentation, play-by-play videos or both.

As each embedded development kit processor board is optimized for Wind River’s embedded software and development tools,they provide a tightly integrated hardware and software solution with easier access to board-specific components.

Kits are immediately available include the Emerson MATXM-CORE-411-WR for VxWorks, Wind River Linux, and Wind River Hypervisor; Eurotech boards Catalyst FX, Catalyst LP, Catalyst Module XL and ISIS and platforms Helios and ISIS ICE for Wind River Linux and Tilcon Graphics Suite; and Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP, uETXexpress-DC, uETXexpress-SP, VX3020 and VX3230 for VxWorks, Wind River Linux and Tilcon Graphics Suite.

A pdf is available that explains how Wind River embedded development kits can help developers create their applications faster than ever.

Dinyar Dastoor, Senior Director, Field Engineering has written a blog about the kits. Read more at Got a Few Minutes?

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