AdaCore Announces Support for Wind River's VxWorks 6

NEW YORK, NY, USA - AdaCore, a Wind River leading Ada technology supplier, today announced that its industry-leading GNAT Pro Ada development environment will support version 6 of Wind River's VxWorks® RTOS. Developed in conjunction with Wind River, AdaCore's GNAT Pro for VxWorks 6 is targeted to the Wind River® General Purpose Platform on the PowerPC, from Windows, GNU/Linux and Solaris host environments.

GNAT Pro is a well-established and widely used product on Wind River platforms, with several hundred customers supplied with GNAT Pro for VxWorks to date. GNAT Pro for VxWorks 6 will offer many new enhancements, including memory protection models and plug-in support for the Wind River Workbench development suite to provide a fully-integrated Ada solution.

"With such a large body of customers already using GNAT Pro with VxWorks, AdaCore clearly has the field-proven experience to deliver one of the most solid Ada implementations to real-time systems developers," said Rob Hoffman, Senior Director, Aerospace and Defense at Wind River Systems. "The new version is perfect for safety-critical and real-time embedded situations where reliability, performance and portability are absolutely required."

"As a complete Ada implementation with real-time performance and functionality, GNAT Pro continues to be the natural Ada solution for the evolving capabilities of VxWorks," said Robert Dewar, President of AdaCore. "This new version marks the continuation of a successful and longstanding partnership between AdaCore and Wind River, and the most meaningful resulting benefit is the high quality and performance we jointly bring to embedded software developers."

GNAT Pro for VxWorks 6 includes the following features:

  • Implementation of all versions of Ada: Ada 2005, Ada 95, Ada 83
  • Support for VxWorks 6 Kernel Modules and Real-Time Processes
  • Mixed-language support, allowing composition of applications comprising Ada, C, and C++
  • Full source-level debugger
  • Extensive GNAT library
  • Ada unit testing framework (AUnit)
  • Full source code for GNAT Pro
  • Dependable support from AdaCore

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial, open-source software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency and safety are absolutely critical. AdaCore's flagship product is GNAT Pro, the commercial-grade open-source Ada development environment, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has customers worldwide; see for more information.

Use of Ada and GNAT Pro continues to grow in high-integrity and safety-critical applications, including commercial and defense aircraft avionics, air traffic control, railroad systems, financial services and medical devices. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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