Alameda, Ca. – Wind River today announced the immediate availability of its VxWorks version 6.8 RTOS, with improvements in multicore support and fundamental operating system features.
According to Marc Brown, vice president, marketing and strategy, VxWorks Product Division, Version 6.8 provides product differentiation via increased performance, a smaller footprint and hardware platform flexibility, as well as improved OS primitives, USB support and file system performance.
He said it now provides a extensive mobile IP support to provide devices with next-generation networking capabilities for 4G and pre-4G including LTE and WiMAX technologies.
Multicore processor support now extends to the Intel Core i7 processor, ARM MPCore and Cortex A9; Freescale QorIQ P2020; Cavium 54xx, 55xx, 56xx, 57xx, 58xx; and RMI XLR, XLS.
Wind River has also added Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) performance improvements including SMP core reservation. In addition there are added Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) enhancements such as AMP spin locks, and a major upgrade to Wind River's multi-OS inter-process communication with MIPC version 2.0.
Also a new small ARM footprint profile for creating embedded applications with very small memory requirements has been added, as well as a number of developer tool productivity improvements, including VxWorks core dump file and analysis, and improvements to multicore and multi-OS debugging and user workflows.
VxWorks 6.8 is available now as part of VxWorks Edition 3.8. To learn more, go to www.windriver.com.