Functional Safety related services
Powering over 1.5 billion embedded devices, VxWorks® is the world’s most widely deployed real-time operating system (RTOS). Leading innovators worldwide trust VxWorks for its unrivaled track record in safety and security, rock-solid determinism, reliability, and broad ecosystem of complementary third-party hardware and software technologies. VxWorks 7, the newest release of the RTOS, combines a modular, future-proof architecture with the security, safety, and connectivity embedded system vendors need to harness the opportunities created by the Internet of Things. For manufacturers of industrial control and automation systems that require IEC 61508 functional safety certification up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3, and automotive customers that require ISO 26262 safety certifications up to Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D, the product is backed by certifications issued by TÜV SÜD. Additionally, an IEC 62304 Class C (Medical) certification for VxWorks 7 is planned for 2019.
Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform is an adaptive software environment that consolidates multi-OS and mixed-criticality applications onto a single compute software platform, simplifying, securing, and future-proofing systems. Designed for modularity and application portability, Helix Platform facilitates rapid capability integration and product upgrades, enabling a path to application consolidation for systems requiring mixed-criticality applications. Developed from the Wind River market-leading RTOS product line VxWorks, Helix Platform leverages a successful track record of nearly 40 years of software innovation deployed in over 2 billion devices and more than 90 civilian and military aircraft. VxWorks is included in Helix Platform, and has been trusted by more than 9,000 companies and chosen as the RTOS to go to Mars with NASA for nearly 25 years.
Use of internationally accepted safety specifications enables multiple avionics vendors and hosted function suppliers to safely deploy integrated applications on a shared multi-core hardware platform, while maintaining complete system conformance with rigorous avionics safety standards such as RTCA DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12C, RTCA DO-254, EUROCAE ED-80, RTCA DO-297, and EUROCAE ED-124. Manufacturers that must certify their next-generation multi-core solutions can leverage commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence packages for their submission, reducing both risk and lengthy, expensive certification investments.
Wind River recognizes that every situation is different so the products are complemented by professional services offerings to tailor solutions to meet unique program requirements and considerations. This encompasses a wide-range of support, ranging from board support package (BSP) development to certification evidence development and beyond.