Embedded-systems tool supplier Wind River Systems Inc. today announced an agreement with Intel Corp. to support the chip giant's move into data storage, networking, and communications applications, based on the new Intel StrongArm and XScale processor architectures.
The agreement expands an exisiting relationship between Intel and Wind River by creating an organization for supporting products using Intel's IOP310 input/output chip set. During this week's Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Intel said the new I/O chip set and XScale architecture will speed data handling by three times in Internet-related applications.
Under the expanded partnership, Wind River will add support for Intel's new I/O chip set to the Tornado development platform and VxWorks real-time operating system. "By working closely with Intel to tailor Tornado and VxWorks for the Intel IOP310 I/O Processor Chipset, we are able to provide customers with software that is pre-integrated with hardware virtually out of the box," said John Fogelin, general manager of the Wind River Platforms business unit.
The two companies also said they have renewed their original agreement to provide support for other Intel processor architectures, including the Celeron and Pentium processor series.
The first new product from the expanded collaboration will be a complete Tornado II release for StrongARM and XScale, which will include support for the Intel IOP310 chip set. Initial versions of this product will be beta tested in late October, with the first customer release following in spring of 2001.