Wind River Helix: The Software Foundation for
the Internet of Things

Wind River® Helix is our comprehensive portfolio of products for harnessing intelligence from the Internet of Things to drive innovation and business transformation.

The Wind River Helix portfolio of software platforms and development tools is helping industries gain business advantages from the data generated by sensors, machines, and networks.

Our Helix portfolio addresses the system-level opportunities and challenges of deploying Internet of Things (IoT) applications and capabilities. With our offerings, not only can developers and device manufacturers create systems that make up IoT, but they can also capture and move the data coming from those systems, from the edge and into the cloud, for gaining analytical insights and creating operational improvements.

With Helix, businesses, governments, and other organizations can realize the infinite value of data and the vast potential of the Internet of Things.


Our comprehensive Helix portfolio is ideally suited to address the emerging needs of IoT, from the secure and managed intelligent devices at the edge, through data gateways, across the critical network infrastructure, and up into the cloud.

Operating Systems

VxWorks®: The industry's leading real-time operating system offers the uncompromising deterministic performance and low latency required for mission-critical and safety-mandated applications.


Wind River Linux: Wind River Linux is the leading commercial open source software platform for building embedded devices of all kinds. Our platform and services can help developers reduce production and maintenance costs by 60 percent and speed build cycles by more than 30 percent.


Wind River Rocket: Help your IoT projects take off with Rocket, a free embedded operating system specifically designed to quickly and easily build small, intelligent devices.


Wind River Pulsar Linux: Pulsar is a small, high-performance, secure, and manageable Linux distribution designed to simplify and speed your embedded and IoT development projects, available at no additional cost on hardware boards from our trusted partners.


Virtualization: Tap the power of multi-core computing with embedded virtualization. We can help software developers effectively reduce costs, risks, and time-to-market as they build new devices, systems, and networks that take advantage of virtualization’s revolutionary benefits.


Development tools: Wind River Workbench and Wind River Diab Compiler are best-of-class tools for building embedded software devices, systems, or networks. We have built our tools from 30 years of industry leadership and technical innovation. They can help streamline design, production, and maintenance tasks while helping boost quality.


Network Infrastructure

Wind River Titanium Server: The first fully integrated and feature-complete Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure software platform, Titanium Server provides ultra-reliability and exceptional performance efficiencies for telecommunications networks.


Hyperscan: Hyperscan is an incredibly fast and highly scalable deep packet inspection engine for creating more secure networks. Hyperscan’s unprecedented capabilities support the increasingly complex demands of software-defined networks and virtualized functions.



Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT is a customizable operating system and middleware development environment that provides security, connectivity, rich networking options, and device management capabilities. It simplifies the development, integration, and deployment of gateways for IoT.


Edge Management

Wind River Edge Management System collects and manages data from your devices and machines to raise your operational visibility and intelligence. With new information in hand, you can make better decisions for improving your business.



Wind River Simics® revolutionizes design, testing, and iteration processes. Simulate anything—from chips to complex hardware and software systems—and adopt new development methods not possible with physical hardware.



Wind River is an active participant and leader in critical industry standards programs and open source initiatives. We are committed to helping build highly interoperable and flexible networks that can continuously adapt to meet today’s constantly evolving communications needs.

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