Wind River to Develop BSPs, Device Software with Virtutech Simics

Virtutech, Inc., the leading provider of full system simulation technology for the development and testing of software for advanced electronic systems, today announced that Wind River (NasdaqNM: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), will use Simics for the development of board support packages (BSPs) and other aspects of device software. By further integrating full-system simulation technology into the test process, Wind River’s engineering organization benefits from faster development of higher quality device software.

“Virtutech’s full-system simulation approach to the software development process has been an increasingly vital asset to our engineering organization and accelerated our development of board support packages,” said Scot Morrison, vice president of engineering at Wind River.

Simics 3.0 provides an advanced simulation platform capable of running unchanged production binaries of the target hardware at high-performance speeds. With Virtutech Simics, engineers are now able to run Wind River(R)Workbench and other DSO tools unmodified on fully simulated models of hardware, providing unmatched flexibility for the development and testing process. Wind River is able to develop system software faster, more reliably and at a lower cost.

“Wind River’s use of Simics is a highly regarded endorsement of our product,” said Peter S. Magnusson, founder and CTO of Virtutech. “This support is an official validation of our innovation and efforts to make full-system simulation a standard approach to software development, debugging and testing.”

Simics 3.0 provides the most productive environment to test and debug software for improved quality and faster time-to-market of the final product. Major features of Simics 3.0 include:

  • Hindsight, the world’s first general-purpose development tool for reversible execution
  • Simics Developer, the world’s highest performance simulation-based software development environment capable of running unchanged production binaries
  • Device Modeling Language (DML), the most productive modeling language for configuring non-standard devices

Simics 3.0 is available as a stand-alone platform or integrated into the Eclipse framework.

About Virtutech
Virtutech, Inc. is the leading provider of full-system simulation for electronic system software development. Virtutech’s Simics eliminates software developers’ dependence on test hardware and drives concurrent development, enabling its customers to lower capital expenditure, accelerate time to market and reduce project risk. Based on more than a decade of R&D and close collaboration with leading universities and systems vendors, Virtutech’s technology serves the needs of the world’s leading technology providers, including AMD, Cisco, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems.

Virtutech is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit or e-mail