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The advancement of military avionics requires the rapid and reliable integration of applications from a wide ecosystem of commercial and military suppliers. Over 70 global suppliers have addressed this demand by creating an industry standard that enables the insertion of technologies into common compute platforms by defining an open common operating environment.

These platforms are now governed by the Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE™) standard that defines both the engineering and business models for next-generation avionic systems.

The Wind River FACE Solution

Wind River® is uniquely positioned to offer the highest value FACE solutions for airborne systems. We lead the market in creating powerful, proven solutions for the global avionics industry, and we back up these solutions with comprehensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) DO-178 certification evidence that removes risk from complex avionics programs while speeding time to certification and deployment.

Wind River FACE solutions build upon the company's long history of supporting open standards like ARINC 653, POSIX 1003-12 Profile 52, POSIX 1003-13 Profile 54, and Eclipse. Our FACE solutions expand upon the tenets of open architecture (OA), integrated modular avionics (IMA), and modular open systems architecture (MOSA) to accelerate the reuse, delivery, and integration of advanced military systems.

A Principal Member of the FACE Consortium, Wind River currently delivers the following safe and secure platforms that will support the FACE Technical Standard, titled, "FACE Reference Architecture's General Purpose, Safety and Security operating system profiles."

Customization Services

Wind River has deep expertise and proven best practices for integrating diverse critical avionics programs. As part of our comprehensive avionics solution, structured engineering services are specifically designed to help avionics customers meet strict program schedules and certification requirements. Services include safety certification, device design, board support package (BSP) and driver optimization, software system and middleware integration, and legacy application and infrastructure migration.

Comprehensive Simulation, Debugging, and Integration

Wind River Simics® enables the simulation of the entire target system, even if it contains multiple boards with multiple hardware architectures running multiple real-time operating systems (RTOSes) and/or FACE profiles. Simics virtual platforms are especially useful for FACE developers because they allow the debugging, integration, and testing of FACE systems in a desktop environment with a common and highly available hardware environment, even before any of the system hardware is available.

Global Support

Wind River global support delivers products and services that can help overcome technical obstacles and accelerate the deployment of your next-generation avionics system. The Wind River Support Network provides easy 24/7 access to product manuals, downloadable software, and other resources. Wind River Customer Support has achieved Service Capability and Performance (SCP) certification, recognized as the gold standard for delivering world-class customer support.

Superior Partner Ecosystem

Wind River has joined forces with leading avionics hardware and software providers for complementary technologies such as COTS processor and I/O boards, graphics subsystems, Ada support, Java virtual machines, communications protocols, system modeling tools, control design tools, test tools, certification services, and platform simulation applications.

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