Wind River Adds Support for New Intel Integrated Processor Line for Embedded Devices
VxWorks and Wind River Linux to support Intel system on chip (SoC) offerings to deliver greater performance, reduce cost
ALAMEDA, CA – August 14, 2008 – Wind River (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced support for the recently unveiled Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor product line with its market leading VxWorks real-time operating system and Wind River Linux, a commercial-grade Linux solution. The Intel EP80579 product line is the first in a series of Intel® architecture-based system on chip (SoC) processors delivering excellent levels of performance-per-watt for a variety of market segments, including industrial automation, wireless and enterprise networking, network security, storage and IP telephony.
In an increasingly complex device market, the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor product line combines all necessary electronic circuits of diverse functions onto a single chip, resulting in a complete electronic system that consumes less power, has a smaller footprint and offers enhanced performance compared to traditional SoCs and multi-chip systems. The EP80579 is compatible with VxWorks 6.6, the latest offering of the real-time operating system, increasing usability with rapid deployment that reduces overall cost and time-to-market. The EP80579 is also compatible with Wind River Linux 2.0.
"Wind River continues to support the latest architectures and technologies that enable OEMs to innovate, lower development costs and get to market faster," said Scot Morrison, senior vice president and general manager for VxWorks Product Division at Wind River. "It is critical to take full advantage of the benefits obtained by using a SoC and combining our robust VxWorks runtimes with Intel's newest processor line allows device makers across a variety of embedded markets to add functionality while squeezing the size and power envelope."
"With the release of the EP80579 Integrated Processor, Intel delivers excellent power-efficient performance that effectively spans several market segments," said Rose Schooler, general manager, embedded Performance Products Division, Intel. "These new products will help Wind River customers reduce time-to-market and add secure networking functionality with tight footprint and power consumption constraints."
The Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor product line will be compatible with Wind River platforms, including:
- Wind River General Purpose Platform
- Wind River Platform for Automotive Devices
- Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices
- Wind River Platform for Industrial Devices
- Wind River Platform for Network Equipment
The VxWorks and Wind River Linux board support packages for the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor are immediately available. For more information, visit http://www.windriver.com/support/.
Wind River at Intel® Developer Forum
Wind River will demonstrate the performance benefits of the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor product line running on VxWorks at the Intel Developer Forum, August 19. The Intel Developer Forum will be held in San Francisco, Calif., from August 19–21. For more information, visit www.intel.com/idf/.
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com.
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