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64-Bit VxWorks RTOS

64-Bit VxWorks RTOS

Wind River has an updated version of VxWorks, the embedded real-time operating system (RTOS). The latest VxWorks is a commercial RTOSes that includes improved multi-core processing support. VxWorks now delivers 64-bit support both in data and code execution that was once the sole domain of supercomputer and server markets. For telecommunications network infrastructure equipment manufacturers, 64-bit computing is critical in keeping up with the stresses of increasingly exploding data. Other vertical industries use 64-bit support, for example, for industrial and medical applications such as high-definition imagery, and aerospace and defense applications such as highly complex radar, sonar and sensors.

The latest VxWorks delivers greater multi-core processing performance in both symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and asymmetrical multiprocessing (AMP) configurations. VxWorks platforms now bundle the Intel optimizing C++ compiler and the Intel Performance Primitives (IPP) library for Intel architectures only. This version of VxWorks now includes support for the ARM Cortex A9 processor, with a multi-core SMP and ARM Thumb-2 instruction set. This VxWorks release also provides enhanced networking capabilities, including new security features and increased Internet Engineering Task Force Request for Comments (IETF RFC) support. Additionally, software development on VxWorks is enabled by the Wind River Workbench development tools suite.

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