Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wind River Adds Multicore Asymmetrical Multiprocessing

Wind River released its VxWorks version 6.7 featuring significant enhancements that enable device manufacturers to address critical business issues by exploiting the capabilities of the latest multicore processors. Wind River's cited support from leading multicore partners such as Intel, Freescale, Cavium, and Raza Microelectronics.

Specifically, VxWorks 6.7 allows system designers to select the optimal multicore design configuration, asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) or symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), to deliver next-generation devices with higher performance thresholds while maintaining or reducing power consumption. VxWorks 6.7 is supported by a rich set of multicore-aware tools that allow customers to efficiently develop multicore-based devices, providing new capabilities for configuration, build, debug, and simulation. Wind River Workbench development suite is an Eclipse-based collection of tools for debugging, code analysis and testing designed to accelerate time-to-market for developers building devices. In addition, Workbench On-Chip Debugging Edition provides connectivity between the host development environment and the target device via the JTAG or on-chip debugging interface on the device, enabling more efficient and effective hardware bring-up, firmware development, and device driver and BSP generation.

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