AdaCore Brings the Power of GNAT Pro to Wind River’s Workbench Environment

NEW YORK, NY, USA - AdaCore, a Wind River leading Ada technology supplier, today announced a GNAT Pro plug-in developed specifically for the Wind River® Workbench development suite. Especially suited for large, embedded, real-time applications running VxWorks® RTOS, AdaCore's GNATbench solution combines the reliability of Ada development and compilation technology with Wind River's popular Eclipse-based, open device software development framework. The result is a fully integrated Ada toolset that enhances Workbench to facilitate multi-language development, sophisticated editing, browsing, debugging, and comprehensive compilation for advanced VxWorks systems creation.

GNATbench draws its strength from AdaCore's GNAT Pro, a robust and flexible Ada development environment based on GNU GCC compiler technology. GNATbench extends the Workbench text editor to support sophisticated Ada-aware editing and browsing, adds code generation for building systems in Ada or in combination with any of the other languages supported by the Wind River Workbench development suite, and supports Ada-aware debugging with the Wind River Workbench debugger. GNATbench utilizes the GNAT Pro compiler and tool-suite for the VxWorks platform, the same comprehensive Ada compiler that Wind River has offered to customers for many years. GNATbench is supported on Windows, Linux and Solaris and is planned for release Q1, 2006.

"Wind River and AdaCore have collaborated for more than seven years to bring Ada's safety critical features and VxWorks RTOS capabilities to hundreds of customers worldwide," said Rob McCammon, Director, Product Management at Wind River Systems. "Our continued success demonstrates the value that dedicated partnerships bring to the development of faster, more reliable, and cost-effective device software."

"With one simple plug-in, GNATbench lets Workbench users access the benefits of GNAT Pro Ada," said Robert Dewar, President of AdaCore. "Our new tools seamlessly integrate into the Wind River Workbench development suite to facilitate ease of use, and deliver the power of GNAT Pro's leading-edge compiler and tools to provide more reliable applications with fast, predictable performance."

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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