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VxWorks ® Cert Edition provides a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) real-time operating system (RTOS) solu- tion for delivering safety-critical applications that must be certified to the stringent requirements of safety standards, such as RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C software considerations in airborne systems, IEC 61508 industrial functional safety, and ISO 26262 automotive safety. With VxWorks Cert Edition, you can take full advantage of technological advances in microprocessors that the VxWorks RTOS enables, with the assur- ance that you will have a strong OS foundation to meet the most demanding safety certification standards. COTS WITHOUT COMPROMISE / Avionics The avionics market has a history of success using standard commercial microprocessors for a variety of flight-critical applications that can directly affect aircraft safety and reliability. To ensure that airborne systems are developed to the rigorous quality principles necessary to meet the demands of a variety of safety criticality levels, the global aerospace community developed the RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C airborne avionics standards to provide guidance on creating, certifying, and deploying these devices. These specifications are now uniformly enforced by a wide range of commercial aviation control organizations, including the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada, and others. The aviation community reviewed input from every aerospace manufacturer in the world to create this standard, which specifies 71 objectives that describe recommended software lifecycle and testing guidelines for the aviation industry. Wind River ® DO-178C and ED-12C COTS certification evidence includes a complete certification package that meets these stringent objectives, enabling you to achieve a faster time-to-market and giving equipment manufacturers a com- petitive advantage due to the ability to leverage additional, ready-made technology from Wind River partners. / Industrial Similarly, industrial devices have a history of success using standard commercial microprocessors for a variety of appli- cations that can directly affect safety and reliability. To ensure that industrial systems maintain a consistently high quality to meet the demands of a variety of safety criticality levels, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) developed the IEC 61508 industrial safety standard to provide guidance on creating, certifying, and deploying these devices. These specifications are internationally recognized. Wind River IEC 61508 certification evidence represents a complete COTS certification package. VxWorks Cert Edition An RTOS platform for safety-critical applications that require DO-178C, IEC 61508, or ISO 26262 certification evidence in the avionics, transportation, industrial automation, and medical device industries. 1

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