AdaCore announces extended support for Wind River VxWorks

AEROSPACE TECH WEEK 2019 -- MUNICH. Software-development and -verification tool company AdaCore has announced the roadmap of its flagship GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment for the latest version of the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), with immediate support for the ARM 64-bit processor.

AdaCore officials state that additional platforms -- 32- and 64-bit PowerPC, 32-bit ARM, 32- and 64-bit Intel -- will be supported in the coming months; GNAT Pro customers using previous VxWorks releases can continue to do so, and wiil have a clear upgrade path to the latest release. AdaCore’s GNAT Pro C Development Environment is on the same schedule as GNAT Pro Ada, while early 2020 is the target for the GNAT Pro C++ for the latest VxWorks release.

Jamie Ayre, commercial director at AdaCore, said of the announcement: “Adding support for the latest release of VxWorks provides a continuous path for our avionics customers on VxWorks. Our close relationship with Wind River on software development and verification tools, combined with the power of VxWorks, allow our customers in the aerospace community -- both commercial and military -- to develop reliable, safe and secure applications that need to meet the most demanding standards.”