Wind River announces support for Intel Industrial SoCs

  • November 2, 2021
  • William Payne

Embedded software specialist Wind River has announced support for a range of Intel industrial system-on-a-chip (SoCs) processors, including the Atom x6000 Series, Pentium and Celeron N and J Series processors, and 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Celeron processors.

Wind River says its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) is the most widely deployed commercial RTOS to support IoT-optimised Intel processors for industrial platforms. VxWorks is designed to exploit edge IP capabilities embedded in the Intel Industrial SoCs such as Intel Time Coordinated Computing (Intel TCC), Time-Sensitive Networking, and Functional Safety.

“We are moving towards a more automated intelligent systems world, with IoT devices generating vast amounts of data at the edge. The right software is needed to securely capture and process real-time machine data with digital feedback from countless intelligent edge systems,” said Avijit Sinha, Chief Product Officer, Wind River. “With Studio, we now offer an end-to-end solution spanning the needs of dynamic and compute-heavy IoT applications, from development to deployment. Working closely with Intel, Wind River is providing an RTOS made for the demanding operational needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Additionally, based on the success of this partnership, Wind River is working on supporting Tiger Lake and Ice Lake for our avionics safety-certified Wind River Helix Virtualisation Platform.”

“Next generation applications, such as those for Industry 4.0, will require greater AI and real-time capabilities for critical applications for demand high-speed processing, computer vision, functional safety, and low-latency deterministic computing,” said Christine Boles, Vice President, Internet of Things Group and General Manager, Industrial Solutions Division at Intel. “Together with Wind River’s support for VxWorks and ACRN on Intel’s IoT-optimised platforms, it allows customers to quickly add new features, get new products to market, and deliver world class performance with virtualised, real time compute.”