Wind River updates real-time virtualization for IoT devices

Wind River has updated its real-time virtualization including virtualization capabilities, enhanced security capabilities, and expanded processor support to reduce cost and innovate connected devices.

Based on Wind River virtualization technology, Virtualization Profile for VxWorks integrates real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core of the real-time operating system (RTOS).

The company said VxWorks customers can consolidate multiple disparate workloads on a single processor using embedded virtualization.

Virtualization Profile for VxWorks also addresses the need for robust, safer and more secure partitioning across all market segments.

Devices can share a single storage controller between multiple virtual machines (VMs) using storage virtualization through VirtlO and reduces cost and complexity for consolidated systems.

The virtualization profile becomes flexible when real-time configuration is combined with support for the VirtIO device virtualization framework.


In addition, enhanced security capabilities help customers to guard security from power-on all the way through VM load and beyond with secure boot, secure load, and data encryption during transmission and after shutdown.

The customers can build product lines that scale from low end controllers to major gateways and high performance compute and display stations with expanded support for Intel Atom and Celeron.

“With these latest virtualization and security capability enhancements, Wind River has further strengthened VxWorks as the leading RTOS for IoT where connectivity, scalability and the ability to develop safer and more secure environments are paramount,” said Dinyar Dastoor, vice president and general manager of operating system platforms at Wind River.

In February, Wind River added eight new members to its Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem which offers interoperable products and technologies for building out NFV on next generation networks.

Last year in September, Airbus Defence and Space utilized Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ATLANTE.

Shilpa Khatri

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