Wind River, makers of embedded and mobile software, today announced support for Microsoft Windows XP as a guest operating system for Wind River Hypervisor on Intel-based platforms.
Device and systems manufacturers can now run Windows XP simultaneously with other operating systems such as VxWorks or Wind River Linux on a single piece of silicon, to reduce their bill of materials, energy consumption and maintenance costs.
Wind River Hypervisor was developed from the ground up to support real-time system requirements and virtualization on single and multi-core processors, and leverages Wind River’s deep expertise in advanced partitioning and safety and security critical systems from the aerospace and defense and industrial and medical sectors.
With the addition of Windows XP as a guest operating system, device and systems manufacturers serving the industrial and medical market segments can integrate Windows XP alongside real-time operating systems into their projects to deliver a broader set of capabilities and develop innovative solutions to differentiate them from the competition. Examples include using Windows XP to create a graphical user interface for patient monitoring consoles or industrial control platforms while also implementing an RTOS to manage sensors and control with real-time performance, determinism and high reliability, both on the same physical single- or multi-core chip.
Wind River’s solutions help customers reduce the risk and costs associated with developing the complex embedded systems of tomorrow. Wind River Hypervisor allows customers to adopt multi-core processors using embedded virtualization technology with reduced risk and time-to-market. To help customers manage the complexities that arise with multi-core software development, Wind River offers a comprehensive suite of tools designed to effectively develop, test and debug software and simulate systems in complex multi-core environments.
Separately, Wind River also announced the latest version of Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite, now with OpenGL 3D graphic support, an additional offering that expands Wind River’s portfolio of vertical industry solutions.
Windows XP support for Wind River Hypervisor will be available in July 2010 for single and multi-core Intel platforms that support Intel’s virtualization technology, VT-x.