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Wind River unveils safe and secure programme
Wind River unveils safe and secure programme
Keywords: Software, Safety, Aerospace industry
River Systems, Inc., the specialist in embedded software and services, has announced its safe and secure programme – a new initiative, designed to address the growing requirements for safety and security certification of embedded devices. At present, these requirements are driven by regulation, litigation, environmental and security initiatives in aerospace and defence, and industrial, markets in which Wind River has established its position by providing the embedded industry with reliable technologies. The safe and secure programme is targeted at applications requiring the highest level of safety and security and is based on Wind River's industry leading integrated embedded platforms specifically designed to meet the international certification standards.
According to Venture Development Corporation (VDC), there is a growing demand for certifiable commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) real-time operating systems for use in the aerospace and defence, and industrial markets. “Wind River has been a leader in providing embedded platforms for these markets and the Safe and Secure Programme naturally extends the reach of VxWorks to the highest level of certified reliability and demonstrates Wind River's continued innovation and investment in its Platform strategy,” said Stephen Balacco, embedded Software Analyst, VDC.
The initial phase of the safe and secure programme is focused on safety critical platforms, supporting standards such as RTCA DO-178B and IEC61508. The safe and secure programme provides Wind River customers with an integrated software foundation, certification evidence artefacts and professional services. Wind River Platforms announced recently include the following.
Wind River Platform for Safety Critical is based on the proven VxWorks real-time operating system with certification evidence supporting DO-178B Level A (available currently) and in development for IEC61508.
Wind River Platform for Safety Critical ARINC653 is based on VxWorks AE653, a fully ARINC 653 Supplement 1 compliant operating system. This product is also geared towards DO-178B level A certification.
Wind River Platforms for Safety Critical offer proven interoperability, flexibility and reliability that meets the stringent requirements set forth for mission critical systems. These safety critical PLATFORMS enable customers developing applications such as integrated modular avionics, ground navigation systems, process control and power plant safety controllers, and railway signalling systems to focus on application development and certification while delivering on the benefits of proven COTS software in conjunction with certification evidence.
“Due to the increase of safety certification requirements in the aerospace and defence, and industrial arenas, the market for safety critical applications and devices is expanding at a rapid pace. As the world-wide leader in embedded software for aerospace and defence markets, it's only appropriate that Wind River is the first independent software solution provider to release an ARINC 653 Supplement 1 compliant solution,” said Tony Tryba, Vice-President, market divisions for Wind River. “With the increased technology innovations in Wind River Platform for Safety Critical ARINC653 and the added industrial certification for Wind River Platform for Safety Critical, Wind River is strengthening its commitment to enriching its product set and continuing to expand its capabilities to meet the needs of developers in safety critical markets.”
Wind River Platform for Safety Critical ARINC653
Wind River Platform for Safety Critical ARINC653 is based on VxWorks AE653, a fully ARINC653 Supplement 1 compliant operating system that includes time and space based protection domains integrated with Wind River's leading embedded development tools and partner solutions including Ada, test and verification tools, and market specific hardware board support packages.
Platform for Safety Critical ARINC653 enables application of different safety levels to share computing resources and is specifically designed to support applications such as integrated modular avionics. It is currently being used in developments such as the C130 Avionics Modernization Programme. For additional information, visit the Web site: http://www.windriver.com/platforms/platformsc_arinc