The latest iteration of Wind River's market-specific business strategy is the Platform for Industrial Automation (Platform IA), an integrated embedded platform that serves as the software foundation for industrial automation applications such as robotics controllers, process controllers, and network gateways and bridges.
Platform IA integrates the VxWorks RTOS, development tools, and industrial automation networking technologies. These technologies include protocol stacks such as DCOM and OPC for back-office and supervisory systems connectivity and Ethernet/IP and DeviceNet for factory floor connectivity. In addition, a number of additional fieldbus technologies, including PROFIBUS, Modbus and CANopen are available through Wind River's partner community.
In addition to networking capabilities and the VxWorks RTOS, Platform IA provides a suite of embedded development tools enabling users to browse source code, compile, link, download and analyze their applications.
The Platform for Industrial Automation is available now.