Wind River is launching a Developer Network to provide a community providing educational resources, worldwide conferences and tools specifically for developers of embedded systems.
The company will sponsor developer conferences around the world during the autumn to provide a forum where embedded developers and technical decision makers can come together to learn about Wind River's corporate and product strategy, partnerships as well as key technology and business trends. In addition, keynote speakers will address industry issues and developers can participate in technical workshops.
The company has also launched the latest in its series of platforms. The Wind River Platform for Car Infotainment (PLATFORM CI), is a market-specific integrated embedded platform that serves as the software foundation for developing car infotainment and telematic devices. Using the platform suppliers can standardize on a single, market-specific integrated embedded platform across product lines, reducing engineering costs and speeding development cycles.
PLATFORM CI provides an automotive market-specific embedded platform that pre-integrates Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) with development tools, multimedia APIs and connectivity protocols. It provides drivers and protocols for devices connected to other in-vehicle devices, consumer electronics devices and the network infrastructure. Support such as CAN, MOST, USB, 802.11 is included.
It includes WIND ML (Wind River multimedia library), which provides support for graphical user interfaces and multimedia functionality. To ensure a complete range of integrated technologies, Wind River has partnered with companies to address technology areas such as OSGi, speech recognition and synthesis, IDB-1394 networking, Bluetooth, browser and email technologies.
Published in Embedded Systems Europe June 2003