Wind River, globally renowned provider of software solutions for the intelligent edge, has announced RISC-V open architecture support for its VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). VxWorks is the most widely deployed commercial RTOS to have support for the RISC-V open hardware instruction set architecture (ISA). The company has also joined the RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit consortium chartered to standardise, protect, and promote RISC-V ISA together with its hardware and software ecosystem for use in all computing devices. VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) VxWorks significantly extends the reach of RISC-V in the embedded developer space" Adding RISC-V support for VxWorks comes on the heels of the recent wave of innovations made to the RTOS, making it the first to include support for C++17, Boost, Python, and the Rust collection of technologies. “We are pleased to welcome Wind River into the RISC-V Foundation and our global ecosystem," said Calista Redmond, CEO of the RISC-V Foundation. “VxWorks significantly extends the reach of RISC-V in the embedded developer space. We look forward to continued software developments by Wind River and the RISC-V community.” Collaboration with SiFive and Microchip “It’s exciting to see RISC-V gain significant industry traction as it brings the dynamism of open architecture development to hardware,” said Michel Genard, vice president of product at Wind River. “Wind River is very pleased to continue innovating VxWorks while contributing to the success of RISC-V with collaborations like the ones we have with SiFive and MicroChip providing support for their Unleashed and PolarFire SoC FPGA boards.” “Having VxWorks support for our RISC-V-based PolarFire SoC FPGA family brings an extremely compelling offering to embedded systems designers who increasingly need real-time, and Linux capable solutions that are low power, thermally efficient, and secure,” said Shakeel Peera, associate vice president, marketing, FPGA business unit at Microchip. “Our partnership with Wind River is an important one as we work together to advance the collaborative RISC-V ecosystem and community.” Compatible with SiFive Core IP devices “The adoption of RISC-V by Wind River in VxWorks is a great step in the ongoing enablement of the RISC-V ecosystem,” said Dr. Naveed Sherwani, president and CEO of SiFive. “The ability to run VxWorks on SiFive Core IP devices will enable new application markets across the world.”
Wind River, globally renowned company in delivering software for the intelligent edge market, will exhibit a technology showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas on January 7 – 10, 2020. Demonstrations will highlight technologies that advance intelligent and autonomous systems as well as security, safety and reliability across markets including automotive, avionics, industrial, medical, and telecommunications. “5G connectivity will have a transformative impact across industries. The stakes are especially high in areas such as autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft and drones, and medical systems, and these use cases drive highly intensive requirements,” said Michel Genard, vice president of Product at Wind River. “We can deliver proven solutions that can address the complex demands around the need for increased security, safety, and compute power, while helping companies keep to their business objectives.” Demonstrations by WindRiver at CES 2020 include: Service-Oriented Architecture (SoA) for Connected, Autonomous, and Electrified Vehicles: This Wind River demonstration showcases virtualisation with hypervisor enabling multiple HMI displays, each with its own OS instance, to demonstrate GPU sharing. The VxWorks real-time OS (RTOS) and Automotive Grade Linux will run on Renesas R-Car hardware. On an Intel board, a hypervisor will enable Baidu Apollo software to run on Wind River Linux, alongside VxWorks. The two ECUs can communicate over SOME/IP protocol based on Wind River’s’ Adaptive AUTOSAR software, which has received concept approval of ISO 26262 ASIL-D–level functional safety from certification authority TÜV SÜD. The Rolling Lab: Housed within a Honda Odyssey vehicle, this live demonstration features production-ready over-the-air updates (OTA) and electronic control unit (ECU) consolidation technologies with an integrated digital instrument cluster running on the VxWorks RTOS together with the Android In-Vehicle Infotainment system. Connectivity Control Unit with Hyundai Autron: The demonstration highlights a connectivity solution framework for integrating advanced compute features found in autonomous driving running on NXP hardware. The platform runs Wind River Linux with an AUTOSAR Adaptive software platform that was jointly developed by Wind River and Hyundai Autron. Safety Certifiable Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) with Intron Technology: This demonstration highlights an ADAS domain controller developed jointly by Wind River and Intron, featuring VxWorks, Wind River Helix Virtualisation Platform, and SOME/IP-based interoperability between AUTOSAR Classic Platform and the performance computation unit, all running on Xilinx hardware. Vehicle-to-Cloud OTA with Airbiquity: This demonstration showcases an open, flexible, end-to-end software lifecycle management solution for autonomous vehicles that combines Wind River Edge Sync and Airbiquity OTAmatic technologies, enabling secure and intelligent OTA software updates and data management. Interactive Virtual 5G Experience: This virtual tour highlights demanding use cases across mission-critical industries that require the highest levels of cybersecurity and safety, such as Kubernetes-based Wind River Cloud Platform for managing 5G edge cloud telecom infrastructure, intelligent industrial and robotic systems, urban air mobility, and next-generation telemedicine. Electrification and Autonomous sessions The panel discussion “Electrification and Autonomous” during the Connect2Car conference track on January 7 at 11:30 a.m. at N258 in North Hall. Speaking session “The Next Phase for Autonomous Cars – Conquering Real World Business Challenges” on January 9 at 9 a.m. at RTI booth #713 in the Westgate Convention Center. Wind River will be exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10 at booth #9029 in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.