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Wind River has released its real-time operating system (RTOS) VxWorks, which has been enabling the security, safety, and deterministic performance of embedded applications for more than 30 years. Over these three-plus decades, VxWorks has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of software developers. The latest release redefines embedded software development with new capabilities and industry firsts to drive greater business value, innovation, and productivity.

As the industry rapidly adapts to address the automated to autonomous transformation, and to attract a new generation of developers trained with cloud-native skills, there's demand for a more modern development approach that enables engineers to use today's mainstream tools and programming languages for innovating. VxWorks now empowers developers of all backgrounds with popular programming languages and libraries, along with cloud-based development tools and infrastructures to create a new era of mission-critical applications that require the highest levels of security and safety.

The latest release of VxWorks includes the following:

- First and only real-time operating system to support C++17, Boost, Python, and Rust collection of technologies, along with continued support for languages like Ada and SPARK

- New LLVM-based infrastructure that enables support for a broad set of modern and productive tools and frameworks

- New open source board support packages (BSPs) such as Raspberry Pi and TI Sitara AM65x for quick prototyping and flexibility of choice

- OpenSSL 1.1.1 for the most up-to-date cryptography libraries

Complementing VxWorks is Wind River Labs, which offers access to VxWorkscompatible new technologies and collaborative software projects, proof-of-concepts, open source integrations, and prerelease and experimental softwareincluding ROS 2, OpenCV, and IoT SDKs for public cloud providers, among others.

More information on the latest release of VxWorks is available at

Wind River is uniquely positioned with its comprehensive software portfolio that supports a diverse range of developer journeys from design to development to deployment, whether teams want to start with open source and need Linux, or an RTOS, or both. This flexibility allows companies to deliver innovative products that leverage the latest community-driven innovations while meeting the safety, security, and reliability requirements for mission-critical applications.

About Wind River

Wind River is a delivers software for the intelligent edge. The company's technology has been powering secure devices, since 1981 and is found in more than 2 billion products. They offer a portfolio, supported by global professional services and support and a partner ecosystem.

For more information, visit or call 510/749-2727.

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Date:Nov 1, 2019

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