|[September 10, 2013]
Wind River Delivers Expanded Portfolio of Simics Virtual Platforms for Latest IA Platforms and UEFI BIOS Support
ALAMEDA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
River®, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has expanded
Wind River (News - Alert) Simics® support for the latest Intel® processors.
Additionally, the Simics source code debugger now supports the Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification. Wind River is
collaborating with leading independent BIOS vendors (IBVs) to include
BIOSes with Simics virtual platforms for Intel (News - Alert) architectures.
Wind River has developed Simics virtual platforms for the new Intel
Atom™ C2000 processor family as well as support for future releases of:
Intel Atom processor for embedded applications
Intel Xeon-EP™ based server platform
Intel Platform for Communications Infrastructure
4th generation Intel Core™ i7 processor
Simics also now provides a UEFI BIOS-aware source code debugger, making
it easier for teams to debug BIOSes and firmware. Using Simics, teams
can start development, testing, and debugging of BIOSes well in advance
of hardware availability. The combination of early availability of
Simics virtual platforms and UEFI debugging support enables IBV-or any
customer writing their own BIOS-to significantly accelerate BIOS
development time. By starting early and working more efficiently, teams
can create a fully developed and tested BIOS that is ready to be up and
running within hours of receiving silicon.
Additionally, Wind River is collaborating with leading IBVs, including
American Megatrends nc., Byosoft, Insyde Software, and Phoenix
Technologies, to provide access to their BIOSes for use with Simics. The
combined offering allows customers to jump directly to OS and
application development, avoiding the complexity of BIOS bring-up.
Customers can now receive Simics software, a Simics virtual platform of
specific hardware, a binary version of a BIOS that brings up the virtual
hardware, and a UEFI BIOS-aware debugger.
"As the pressures to speed time-to-market and pre-silicon development
rise, our technologies and collaboration across the embedded ecosystem
will help customers get a head start. This allows them to change their
approach to development and identify and solve problems faster, which
ultimately results in higher quality code and faster time-to-market,"
said Michel Genard, vice president of tools and lifecycle solutions at
Wind River. "Wind River Simics empowers teams to change the rules of the
development process to achieve greater efficiencies and accelerate
schedules to new levels never before imagined."
Wind River Simics is a full system simulator that accelerates software
development by facilitating ground-breaking development capabilities
that are typically impossible with physical hardware. Using Simics,
customers can employ unique techniques such as stopping an entire
system, inspection of any element within the system, precise and
repeatable reverse execution, and fault injection.
More information about Simics can be found at www.windriver.com/simics/.
A demonstration of Simics will be presented at Intel booth #410 during
Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2013 in San Francisco, September 10-12. For
details about additional Wind River activities at IDF, visit www.windriver.com/events/idf-2013/.
About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:
INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has
been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its
technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is
headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20
countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com
or on Facebook.
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