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Container Technology Energizes Edge Computing

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Opportunities for embedded applications and use cases at the intelligent edge have been expanded substantially by VxWorks container support. The development makes it possible to deliver lightweight, low-power, low-latency solutions that satisfy demanding re- quirements across a wide swath of industry sectors. Going forward, 5G networks will become more prevalent, providing a ready means of distributing data (and containers) from the edge and linking local and central data centers using 3GHz cell towers and 28GHz small cells through fiber interconnects. This will further extend the potential of VxWorks-enabled solutions. These concepts can have a significant impact within the aerospace industry: Satellites, unmanned aircraft, communications, and mission flight control systems can be enhanced by secure, reliable access to the intelligent edge. • VxWorks: The world's leading commercial real-time operating system (RTOS), VxWorks excels at high-per- formance aerospace and defense applications, industrial applications (including robotics and control automation), and intelligent vehicle applications. With the latest version providing support for containeriza- tion, VxWorks delivers compact RTOS capabilities for space and power-constrained embedded deploy- ments. VxWorks meets the certification requirements for IEC 61508 SIL 3, ISO 26262 ASIL D, and IEC 62304. • VxWorks 653: Built to meet the safety certifications of integrated modular avionics (IMA) operations, this ver- sion of VxWorks conforms with ARINC 653, support- ing single-platform deployments of vital aeronautical applications. VxWorks 653 is certified conformant for the FACE™ Operating System Segment (OSS) Safety Base Profile. • Wind River Studio: For intelligent edge deployments, Studio provides a full-featured, unifying infrastructure to complement and manage complex 5G edge net- working installations. Studio developer capabilities are integrated to de- liver the only full lifecycle management platform for intelligent systems at digital scale. Studio reengineers development workflows into solution sets that reduce development costs and accelerate capabilities for building, testing, and deploying on the edge. • Wind River Simics ® : This comprehensive system sim- ulation environment streamlines design, development, and testing of complex edge computing systems and embedded solutions. Simics accommodates agile and DevSecOps software practices and enables teams to shorten development cycles and thorough- ly test embedded system designs without physical hardware present. • Wind River Partner Ecosystem: Third-party hardware and software solutions are available through an exten- sive partner ecosystem, offering a deep portfolio of capabilities to speed project development and reduce time-to-market. Future Applications of VxWorks and Containers on the Edge Wind River is a global leader of software for the intelligent edge. Its technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices since 1981 and is in billions of products. Wind River is accelerating the intelligent transformation of mission-critical edge systems that demand the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. © 2021 Wind River Systems, Inc. The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. Rev. 04/2021

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