Aonix®, a provider of solutions for safety and mission-critical applications, announced the release of ObjectAda® 8.4 for Windows, targeting PowerPC embedded and real-time systems running the Wind River VxWorks 6.6 real-time operating system (RTOS). This is the first ObjectAda release supporting full Ada tasking atop VxWorks 6.6 via Real-Time Processes (RTP).
ObjectAda for VxWorks leverages Wind River Workbench, an Eclipse-based development environment providing developers access to the broad range of tools available through the Eclipse framework. With support for multiple operating systems, architectures and programming languages, ObjectAda for VxWorks provides the flexibility to standardize on a single development framework. Users also have the option to utilize ObjectAda’s standard graphical or command-line interface. The ObjectAda compilation system is comprised of an integrated language-sensitive editor, source-code browser, compiler with industry-leading compilation speed, debugger and full library manager.
Embedded systems development often begins without target hardware in hand. In the absence of a PowerPC execution platform, VxSim, a target simulation facility supplied in the VxWorks distribution, can perform initial application execution and testing direct from the Intel/Windows host development platform. This is especially cost-efficient when multiple developers vie for access to expensive and scarce target hardware testing cycles.
“Ada development is a strong aerospace and defense requirement,” said Rob Hoffman, vice president and general manager for Aerospace and Defense at Wind River. “Continued support and development of systems can often span decades and we’re pleased to have up-to-date and well-integrated solutions for our customers.”
“Demand for Ada products has remained remarkably strong, even in the face of current economic uncertainty,” commented Gary Cato, Aonix director of marketing. “Our traditional customers are looking for ways to modernize or upgrade their applications in cost-effective ways. The new release of ObjectAda Real-Time for VxWorks 6.6 provides a great vehicle to achieve these objectives.”
About the ObjectAda Family
ObjectAda is an extensive family of native and cross development tools and runtime environments. ObjectAda native products provide host development and execution support for the most popular environments including Windows, Linux and various Unix operating systems. ObjectAda Real-Time products provide cross development tools on Windows, Linux or Unix systems which target PowerPC and Intel target processors running in a full Ada “bare” runtime or in conjunction with popular RTOSs. ObjectAda RAVEN® products provide a hard real-time Ada runtime to address those systems requiring certification to the highest levels of safety standards such as DO-178B Level A for flight safety.
Shipping and Availability
ObjectAda Real-Time targeting Power Architectures running Wind Rivers’ VxWorks 6.6 is immediately available starting at $15,000 in the U.S. with quantity discounts available.
Aonix offers mission- and safety-critical solutions primarily to the military and aerospace, telecommunications and transportation industries. Aonix delivers the leading highly reliable, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java[tm] programs deployed today and has the largest number of certified Ada applications at the highest level of criticality. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to offering a network of international distributors.
Aonix, ObjectAda, and RAVEN are registered trademarks and trademarks of Aonix.