AdaCore Brings Ada to Wind River Linux

GNAT Pro 7.1 now on Wind River Linux, with full Ada 2012 support

STUTTGART, NEW YORK and PARIS, July 2, 2013 – Embedded Konferenz – AdaCore today announced the availability of the GNAT Pro Ada development environment on the Wind River Linux platform. This new implementation continues a long, successful relationship between AdaCore and Wind River, marked by hundreds of joint customers worldwide, and brings the Ada language’s reliability benefits to the increasingly popular Wind River Linux platform. AdaCore offers the industry’s leading Ada solution for Wind River’s products, including a GNAT Pro implementation for Wind River’s VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS).

Wind River Linux is the market-leading commercial grade Linux solution for embedded device development. It features an optimized run-time; a flexible, scalable build system; pre-integrated middleware packages for specific device types; an integrated development environment; and a suite of professional open source tools, adapted and extended for embedded development.

Programmers can use AdaCore and Wind River products together to develop applications that freely combine modules in Ada, C and C++, and can manipulate and analyze Ada applications through Wind River’s Linux browser and tools. Furthermore, this new implementation of GNAT Pro on Wind River Linux supports all versions of Ada (Ada 2012 / 2005 / 95 / 83) and is tightly integrated into the Wind River Workbench development environment.

“AdaCore and Wind River share many of the same goals in embedded software development: reliability, performance and portability,” explains AdaCore product manager Dr. Pat Rogers. “We’re very excited that this latest port of our technologies to Wind River Linux continues to build on our strong relationship and offers our joint customers a highly sophisticated and efficient software development process.”

“This new integration brings the Ada development community everything they need to build and support highly differentiated solutions and deploy on an industry leading commercial grade Linux solution, based on the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure," said Davide Ricci, Product Line Manager at Wind River. “With AdaCore’s long history in providing solutions for high-integrity applications such as in the aerospace and defense industry, the combination of Wind River Linux and GNAT Pro provides embedded developers with powerful capabilities during the development process of secure applications.”

GNAT Pro for Wind River Linux includes support for the Wind River Linux 4.3 platform, the PowerPC and Power PC e500v2 target platforms, and the Linux host.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore's flagship product is the open source GNAT Pro development environment, which comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive world-wide customer base; see for further information.

Ada and GNAT Pro see a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including space-based systems, commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains, such as financial services. The SPARK Pro toolset, available from AdaCore, is especially useful in such contexts.

AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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