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Wind River has announced availability of Version 6.8 of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). Among other claims, the company touts increased performance, a smaller footprint, hardware platform flexibility, improved OS primitives, USB support, and better filesystem performance.

Specifically, key features of VxWorks 6.8 include:

  • A standards-compliant solution and comprehensive mobile IP support to provide devices with next-generation networking capabilities for 4G and pre-4G including LTE and WiMAX technologies.
  • Increased multicore processor support for Intel Core i7 processor, ARM MPCore and Cortex A9. Freescale QorIQ P2020; Cavium 54xx, 55xx, 56xx, 57xx, 58xx; and RMI XLR, XLS.
  • Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) performance improvements and SMP core reservation.
  • Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) enhancements such as AMP spin locks, and a major upgrade to Wind River's multi-OS inter-process communication with MIPC 2.0.
  • New small ARM footprint profile for creating embedded applications with very small memory requirements.
  • Developer tool productivity improvements, including VxWorks core dump file and analysis, and improvements to multicore and multi-OS debugging and user workflows.

VxWorks 6.8 is available as part of VxWorks Edition 3.8.


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