Wind River Linux Platform for Infotainment

Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) recently announced an infotainment platform based on an automotive-optimized commercial Linux that will significantly accelerate time-to-market of innovative applications for the in-vehicle infotainment segment of the automotive industry. Through Wind River Linux Platform for Infotainment, developers, suppliers and manufacturers will be better positioned to bring to market new, compelling products faster and at a much lower cost. Wind River’s commercial Linux platform, Wind River Linux Platform for Infotainment, is expected to be available in the third quarter of Fiscal 2009.

Wind River Linux Platform for Infotainment will be optimized for the Intel Atom processor, and will offer pre-integration with many leading third-party networking and multimedia applications. These leading applications include speech-recognition and speech-to-text technologies by Nuance Communications, Inc.; Bluetooth and advanced echo-cancellation and noise reduction solutions by Parrot; music management and automatic playlisting technologies by Gracenote, Inc.; multimedia networking solutions by SMSC; and DVD playback by Corel’s LinDVD.

Wind River Linux Platform for Infotainment will deliver many of the most compelling requirements of automotive-optimized Linux through middleware optimized for today’s demanding infotainment devices. Enhancements will include the following:

  • Consumer Electronics Connectivity: Connectivity with popular CE devices such as the iPod.
  • Three-Dimensional Graphic Support: Support for rich 3D graphics now common in navigation systems.
  • Multimedia Support: Support for a wide breadth of consumer electronics, video and audio standards.
  • Power State Management: Provides the framework for how the system performs during changes to vehicle and device power state.
  • Fast Boot/Initialization: Working with Power State Management, ensures infotainment device is available within the prescribed timeframe of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
  • Automotive Standards Connectivity: Interoperability with Controller Area Network (CAN), a popular bus for in-vehicle communications and industrial automation applications, and Media-Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), the leading standard for automotive multimedia networks.

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