MontaVista Offers Migrating VxWorks RTOS to Embedded Linux Webinar

MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announces open registration for a new educational webinar. The online seminar planned for October 23 will deliver helpful information for device developers who are looking to migrate their applications from the VxWorks® RTOS to embedded Linux. Attendees will get an understanding of key considerations in planning a code migration, including criteria that warn against moving to embedded Linux and how to determine whether the most appropriate method is to migrate existing code, use virtualization, or recode the application. They will learn about common barriers to completing a successful migration, along with tips for overcoming them. Each attendee of the web seminar will receive a white paper on migrating legacy VxWorks applications to Linux.

Jim Ready, the chief technical officer and founder of MontaVista Software, will describe different migration paradigms, including VxWorks API emulation, run-time partitioning with virtualization, and application porting. Based on his years of real-world experience in the embedded industry, Mr. Ready will offer criteria for choosing the best paradigm for a given application and offer run-time considerations as well as resources for finding help.

Developers will benefit from understanding the difference between VxWorks and embedded Linux general programming models, memory models, real-time techniques, and debugging. Mr. Ready will also explain how to find free migration tools.

MontaVista is offering the webcast at two times on October 23. An early session allows attendance by developers in Europe and the Middle East, while a later session provides convenience for audiences in the Americas. Each web seminar is scheduled for 60 minutes, including time for questions from the audience. Admission is complimentary and all information will be presented via the Internet, with both computer-streamed audio and telephone access available.

MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. MontaVista helps embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc.