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VxWorks Safety Platforms

Proven in the most challenging safety- and security-critical applications, VxWorks® makes it easier and more cost-effective for technology suppliers to meet the stringent safety certification requirements of EN 50128, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, RTCA DO-178C, and EUROCAE ED-12C.


VxWorks 653

VxWorks 653

VxWorks 653 is an integrated modular avionics (IMA) platform enabling workload consolidation of safety-critical and less-critical applications sharing a common computer platform.

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VxWorks Cert

VxWorks Cert

VxWorks Cert is a platform for safety-critical applications that require RTCA DO-178, EUROCAE ED-12, or IEC 61508 certification evidence in the avionics, transportation, industrial automation, and medical device industries.

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Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform

Solving the Affordability Equation: Tighter Budgets + More Product Capability = Standards-Based Open Virtualization Platform

VxWorks 653 is a safe, secure, and reliable real-time operating system (RTOS) that delivers an open virtualization platform with robust time and space partitioning on the latest ARM®, Intel®, and PowerPC multi-core processor platforms. With a proven track record of more than 220 customers over 440 programs in more than 80 civilian and military aircraft, VxWorks 653 is driving the transition to software-defined systems in aerospace and defense, bringing innovative technology that solves real business problems. It offers:

  • Trust

    World leader in ARINC 653 real-time operating environments, with a proven track record of more than 220 customers across more than 440 programs in more than 80 civilian and military aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A400M, and the Northrop Grumman UH-60V Black Hawk avionics upgrade

  • Multilevel safety

    High safety and security assurance with multi-core scheduler utilizing hardware virtualization assist

  • Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence

    COTS certification artifacts that can accelerate the time required to accomplish certification while reducing schedule risk

  • Unmodified guest OS

    Support for integration of both legacy applications and new applications to shared multi-core ARM, Intel, and Power architecture platforms; VxWorks and Wind River® Linux guest OSes supported out of the box

  • Robust partitioning

    Support for a partitioned open architecture and robust partitioning that enables suppliers to modify an application that is part of an existing certified system, and only retest the scope of the components that have changed, dramatically reducing the recertification costs and total cost of ownership (TCO)

  • Independent build, link, and load (IBLL)

    VxWorks 653 is designed around a multi-supplier, role-based supply chain per RTCA DO-297 that allows application suppliers to asynchronously develop, test, and deliver software applications independently

  • Maintenance and support

    Partition and guest configuration is performed using an XML compiler that is qualified as an FAA Order 8110.49 Chapter 9 and RTCA DO-330 development tool, to minimize the cost of change of an IMA platform

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Wind River VxWorks Cert Platform

For more than three decades, our software has been trusted to enable the highest levels of safety, security, and reliability in the world’s most critical systems. VxWorks Cert provides a certifiable RTOS system for regulated industries looking to develop and certify safe, secure, and reliable solutions, reducing risk and certification efforts.

VxWorks Cert Platform delivers the following capabilities:

  • Certification to RTCA DO-178, Level A on numerous projects
  • IEC 61508 SIL 2/3 certification on numerous projects
  • Optional certified Highly Reliable File System (DO-178 Level A)
  • Optional support for real-time processes (RTPs, on select versions)
  • Optional Wind River Certified Network Stack (TCP/UDP/IPv4/Multicast, DO-178 Level A, and IEC 61508 SIL 3)
  • Proven, robust VxWorks API
  • Support for PowerPC, Intel, and ARM architectures
  • Wind River Workbench development suite

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