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Wind River Helix
Virtualization Platform

Wind River® Helix Virtualization Platform consolidates multi-OS and mixed-criticality applications onto a single edge compute software platform, simplifying, securing, and future-proofing critical infrastructure solutions in the aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and automotive markets.


Modernizing Legacy Systems for Intelligence at the Edge

The demand for more intelligence at the edge while supporting legacy applications requires industries to adapt quickly to modern software and cloud deployment practices while maintaining dedicated, long-standing software. To meet these challenges, Helix Platform allows legacy software to remain unchanged while running alongside new applications, and it provides all the benefits of a consistent, scalable, and agile platform across a wide range of edge devices.

Supports Multiple Use Cases Supports Multiple Use Cases

  • Static: Highly regulated applications requiring robust time and space partitioning
  • Dynamic: Combining multiple workloads without certification requirements
  • Mixed criticality: Combining safety-certified with non-certified applications

Leverages Our Industry-Leading RTOS Technology Leverages Our Industry-Leading RTOS Technology

  • Robust time and space partitioning
  • Safety-certified functionality
  • Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence
  • Trusted by over 9,000 companies
  • Used in over 550 safety certification programs

Supports Multiple Operating Systems Supports Multiple OSes

  • VxWorks® RTOS
  • Wind River Linux
  • Open source Linux
  • Microsoft® Windows®
  • Roll-your-own
  • Bare metal
  • Any unmodified guest OS

Reduces Cost, Complexity, and Risk Reduces Cost, Complexity, and Risk

  • Support for a wide range of industry standards
  • Application consolidation and future-proofing
  • Robust partitioning
  • Wind River Workbench IDE and Wind River Simics® simulation

Easily Certifiable Easily Certifiable

  • ISO 26262 automotive safety
  • IEC 61508 industrial functional safety
  • DO-178C airborne system safety

Supports Multiple Architectures Supports Multiple Architectures

  • Arm® and Intel® silicon platforms
  • Multi-core hardware support

WHITE PAPER: Enabling the Migration to Software-Defined Platforms for Critical Infrastructure

Market-specific Use Cases