ALAMEDA, Calif., July 16, 2001 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected smart devices, today announced availability of Wind River's leading Tornado® integrated development environment (IDE) and VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) for the Intel® XScale™ microarchitecture. This announcement extends a long list of Wind River products supporting Intel processors, including the Intel StrongARM* microarchitecture and IXP1200 Network Processor families. This software is the result of Intel and Wind River's collaboration under the Center for Excellence program. (see Wind River, Intel Expand Relationship to Create New Center of Excellence for I/O and Network Processors Based on Intel XScale and StrongARM microarchitectures, Sept 28, 2000).
"The addition of Wind River's VxWorks RTOS and the Tornado IDE to the growing stable of Intel XScale microachitecture software provides developers with a highly-integrated development solution," said Wendy Vittorri, general manager of Intel's I/O and Bridges Division. "The combination of Intel's latest processor technologies and Wind River's software gives customers the building blocks they need to quickly bring competitive, feature-rich storage and networking solutions to market."
"Wind River is pleased to support Intel's XScale and StrongARM microarchitectures with our industry leading Tornado IDE and VxWorks RTOS — allowing customers to speed the design and development of applications of smart connected devices," said John Fogelin, vice president of Wind River's Platform business unit. "Delivering on our Center of Excellence relationship, Intel and Wind River have worked together to tightly integrate and optimize our products for enhanced wireless, networking and telecommunication development."
Leading Tool Support for Intel XScale and StrongARM Microarchitectures and the IXP1200 processor family
Wind River delivers off-the-shelf support with a number of benefits to developers. From the integrated compilers specifically optimized for the Intel XScale and StrongARM microarchitectures, to product offerings such as USB, Ethernet, and Board Support Packages for various Intel XScale microarchitecture-based reference platforms, Wind River delivers a wide array of products early in the processor life cycle.
Tornado II development environment offers the integrated optimized GNU compiler, the VxWorks real-time operating system, device driver support for the Intel Fast Ethernet controller, new board support packages for the Intel® IQ80310 evaluation platform and Wind River PPMC80310 development board. Tornado® Tools provide the next evolutionary step in integrated development environments, a more visual, automated environment that makes creating applications on VxWorks® fast and easy for developers of all experience levels. Optional product support includes WindView®, TrueFFS for Tornado, Wind Web Server™, SNMP, graphics support, and more to help customers develop a wide array of applications early in the processor life cycle.
Tornado II is shipping now on Windows, Solaris and HP-UX hosts. Hardware bring-up tools such as visionCLICK, visionICE II, visionPROBE II, and visionWARE, visionXD are also available and shipping along with Wind River's PPMC80310 and the PCI I/O card Intel XScale microarchitecture-based reference designs.
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is how smart things think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations in sixteen countries worldwide.
Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo, Diab, FastJ, RTA Suite, Torado, SingleStep, VxWorks, Wind Web Server and WindView are registered trademarks or trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies. Intel and XScale are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Director, Global Communications