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VXWORKS 653 MULTI-CORE EDITION Aerospace and defense platforms are increasingly mandated to maximize performance while meeting stringent affordability, safety certification, and physical constraints on device size, weight, and power (SWaP). To meet these needs, program and engineering managers have to ensure that the correct applications and architectures are selected right from the beginning of a project. As technology progresses, the defense industry is gravitating toward using a mixture of powerful hardware platforms and standards-based, open virtualization systems that support unmodified guest OS environments, enabling developers to make use of the platforms' flexibility to extract value across multiple use cases. One example is the consolidation specification for integrated modular avionics (IMA) systems: ARINC specification 653. Use of this internationally accepted specification enables multiple avionics vendors and hosted- function suppliers to safely deploy integrated applications on a shared multi-core hardware platform, while maintaining complete system conformance with rigorous avionics safety standards such as RTCA DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12C, RTCA DO-254, EUROCAE ED-80, RTCA DO-297, and EUROCAE ED-124. VxWorks ® 653 Multi-core Edition is a safe, secure, and reliable real-time operating system (RTOS). It delivers an ARINC 653–conformant system by providing robust time and space partitioning on the latest hardware platforms to ensure fault containment and the ability to upgrade applications with minimal test and integration demands. FEATURES AND BENEFITS • Affordability: VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition employs a modular open architecture and supports 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 recertification costs. • Independent build, link, and load (IBLL): VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition is designed around a multi-supplier, role-based supply chain per RTCA DO-297, which allows application suppliers to asynchronously develop, test, and deliver software applications independently. • Multi-core scheduler using hardware virtualization assist: VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition enables the virtualization of unmodified guest operating systems, allowing applications to run in parallel on separate cores and virtualization environments, increasing safety, security, robustness, and compute capacity. Benefits include: – Reduced bill of materials (BOM) – High performance and low jitter due to two-level virtual machine architecture – Robust support of multiple levels of safety criticality on a shared compute platform WHEN IT MATTERS, IT RUNS ON WIND RIVER

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