Industry Profiles for VxWorks RTOS, from Wind River

July 16, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Industry-specific profiles for VxWorks 7 include networking, industrial, medical, and consumer; these features and capabilities address the new market opportunities created by the Internet of Things. A collection of middleware will help manufacturers bring connected, IoT-ready devices to market faster, while reducing risks and development costs.

Industry profiles for the latest version of the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) add capabilities that help customers meet industry and technology requirements needed to address the new market opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT). The industry-specific profiles include features and enhancements relevant to safety, security, connectivity, manageability, user interface, and graphics. The following profiles are available:

• Networking Profile; enables manufacturers of network infrastructure to create, test, deploy, maintain, and manage high-quality network devices, wired or wireless.

• Industrial Profile; provides industrial device manufacturers with multimedia and connectivity middleware, including drivers and protocols for connected devices on the factory floor, wireless peripherals, and other devices within the network infrastructure.

• Medical Profile; helps manufacturers of medical devices with human machine interface and connectivity middleware specifically tailored for the needs of medical device manufactures.

• Consumer Profile; offers a fast-boot, small-footprint, low-power run-time environment ideal for smaller form factor connected devices such as wearables, mobile handhelds, digital imaging devices, residential gateways, and broadband access devices.

The company has also announced that VxWorks is the first major commercial RTOS to be enabled on the Intel Quark SoC X1000, for applications requiring low power and small footprint.

VxWorks has been re-architected with a highly modular approach leading to the separation of the VxWorks core operating system from packages such as the file system or networking stack. As a result, individual applications can now be updated at any time without requiring a rework or retest of the entire system, increasing scalability and the ability to quickly adjust to market changes.

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