Wind River On-Board Program now enables hardware partners to create unique Embedded Development Kits - Embedded.com

Wind River On-Board Program now enables hardware partners to create unique Embedded Development Kits

Wind River's On-Board Program has been expanded to provide participating commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processor board vendors with software tools, documentation and training to develop, test and validate their own unique Embedded Development Kits.

Embedded Development Kits provide customers with processor boards and optimized configurations of Wind River’s operating systems, development tools, embedded hypervisor, and graphics software. Board vendors can create their own Embedded Development Kits using Wind River’s automated board support package (BSP) validation suite, technical support, and training. Customers will have access to a larger variety of Embedded Development Kits with assured tight integration with Wind River run-time and tools technologies. Leveraging pre-integrated off-the-shelf solutions helps reduce risk and support costs, resulting in faster time-to-market.

Wind River will provide training and support to enable each board partner to create its own unique Embedded Development Kits, which offers each partner more control and greater flexibility at a faster production pace. During creation stages, board partners will utilize high-quality Wind River BSP test suites using Wind River Test Management to validate the quality of the partner’s BSP.

All test suites are fully automated and include comprehensive BSP testing, running code through quality assurance scripts, confirming accuracy and uncovering potential bugs. When testing is complete, a report is generated providing a detailed description of each passed and failed component of the BSP. Once the Embedded Development Kit passes all testing, Wind River will review the test results and approve the software, and the Embedded Development Kit then is ready for inclusion with the partner’s development board.

Availability
Embedded Development Kits from ADLINK, Advantech, Emerson, Eurotech, Intel and Kontron are available today. Additional Embedded Development Kits from Curtiss-Wright, GE, RadiSys and other vendors are expected to be available later in 2011.

More information is available at www.windriver.com/embedded-development-kits/.

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