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Wind River and Xilinx to Provide Secure and Safe Platform for Automated Driving

Wind River is collaborating with Xilinx on the development of a comprehensive automated driving platform. The platform will integrate Xilinx’s adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) and Wind River automotive software. The collaboration aims to provide carmakers with a flexible, high-performance compute platform for delivering safe and secure connected and automated driving vehicles.

According to the companies, the platform will provide a foundation using IP from both companies, that  will enable and scale critical functions for automated driving applications. The new platform will deliver the foundation to enable a software architecture approach needed for autonomous driving applications, and make integration nearly plug and play. The platform also provides customers with a path to certification up to the highest levels of international safety standards, such as ISO 26262 ASIL-D.

The new offering will combine the compute software platform Wind River Helix™ Virtualization Platform (Helix Platform) and Xilinx Versal ACAP devices. Helix Platform brings together the real-time operating system (RTOS) VxWorks® along with its virtualization technology and embedded Linux into an edge compute software platform. It allows other operating systems to run unmodified within the same framework, providing a software development environment spanning across the Wind River portfolio. Helix Platform also integrates Wind River Simics® for system simulation. It meets the stringent safety-certification requirements of the DO-178C, IEC 61508, and ISO 26262 safety standards.

Coupled with the Wind River functional safety-oriented AUTOSAR Adaptive software and Wind River Edge Sync over-the-air (OTA) update solution, the combined Wind River and Xilinx solution presents an architectural framework that can abstract applications and algorithms to system services and that developers can deploy without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. The result is the ability to rationalize development expenses and align development spending with the functions that yield consumer value. On top of all of this, the platform promises carmakers the framework that enables systems delivering on critical functional safety requirements.

Source: Wind River, Press Release

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