AdaCore rolled out Ada Web Server (AWS) for Wind River’s VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). AWS for VxWorks, when used with the GNAT Pro development environment, enables developers to easily implement a user interface to embedded systems through regular web browsers. With AWS for VxWorks, users can connect through a direct TCP/IP link to board-level applications flike system control, configuration, and maintenance. The two-way interface is both lightweight and flexible. AWS for Wind River VxWorks is available now.
ITTIA DB SQL is now available for the QNX Neutrino Real-time Operating System (RTOS). ITTIA DB SQL is a database for special-purpose systems that require self-contained data management software. A free evaluation of ITTIA DB SQL for the QNX Neutrino RTOS is available now. The evaluation kit contains a complete embedded database library, optional server, support for both on-disk and in-memory data management and SQL tools.
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 packs the Windows 7 operating system in a highly customizable and componentized form. The embedded OS is ideal for thin clients, digital signage, industrial controls, set-top boxes (STBs), connected media devices (CMDs), and TVs for consumers. With indows Embedded Standard 7, OEMs build enterprise devices with seamless connectivity. Windows Embedded Standard 7 features Windows Defender and Parental Controls for heightened security.
LynuxWorks introduced LynxSecure 4.0 embedded virtualization solution for single and multicore processors. The 4.0 release of LynxSecure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor supports the Intel Core i7 and i5 processor families and enables new configurations of guest operating systems. The combination of LynxSecure 4.0 and the Intel Core i7 improve performance and security of embedded systems. LynxSecure 4.0 will be available in May 2010.
Express Logic introduced ThreadX/SMP RTOS for the MIPS32 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS). ThreadX/SMP is an enhanced version of ThreadX. It provides synchronous multicore support that preserves real-time responsiveness called Real-Time SMP. ThreadX/SMP enables developers to take advantage of the performance boost of sharing the processing load over the multiple processor cores of the 1004K CPS while maintaining the real-time responsiveness critical to demanding embedded applications. ThreadX/SMP is available in full source code form, royalty-free, with project license prices starting at $15,500.
The Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tool suite are now available for the Freescale Semiconductor e300 and e500 cores. Deos running on the PowerQUICC II Pro and PowerQUICC III processors is an ideal platform for developing and hosting mil/aero and other safety-critical applications — especially those requiring high design assurance and timely DO-178B certification.
Wind River introduced VxWorks 653 Platform, version 2.3. The latest release of VxWorks 653 features board support packages (BSPs) for the Curtiss-Wright Controls VPX6-185 and the Wind River SBC8641D boards. The RTOS extends hardware support to Intel 32-bit processor architectures, including a BSP for the GE Intelligent Platforms V7768 board. VxWorks 653 Platform now also provides a new power-fail safe DO-178B file system. The real-time operating system for controlling complex, safety-critical ARINC 653 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) systems is available now.
RoweBots Research launched version five of the Unison Operating System. Unison royalty free licenses are free for version 4 and start at $999 for version 5. Both are immediately available. The Unison Operating System offers an ultra tiny embedded POSIX environment for 32 bit microcontroller (MCU) based development that is also Linux compatible.
AVIX-RT introduced version 3.5 of the AVIX RTOS. The latest version of the AVIX real-time operating system helps engineers take advantage of the energy saving capabilities of the applied microcontroller. AVIX RTOS v3.5 is available for all 16 and 32 bit Microchip Microcontrollers and can be downloaded in a free demo distribution. AVIX is accompanied by a comprehensive user manual and a utility to monitor the status of the AVIX based application from within the Microchip MPLAB development environment.
AdaCore rolled out the GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for DO-178B toolset targeting SYSGO’s PikeOS safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS). PikeOS is an embedded platform where multiple virtual machines can run simultaneously in a secure environment. The Safe and Secure Virtualization (SSV) technology enables multiple operating system APIs, called “Personalities”, to run concurrently on one machine (ie: ARINC-653 application with Linux). GNAT Pro High-Integrity Edition for PikeOS provides ZFP and Ravenscar run-times for both PikeOS Native and APEX (ARINC 653) personalities.