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VxWorks®, the industry’s leading real-time operating system, provides a family of products that deliver all the scalability, safety, security, and virtualization capabilities you need to meet today’s development challenges for building intelligent, connected systems.

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Getting security right in a connected world poses extreme challenges. Different devices, systems, and industries have highly varied needs. Delivering foundational security capabilities, including enhanced device, communication, and management security, VxWorks is the secure RTOS for connected devices. In addition to its powerful built-in security capabilities, learn more about VxWorks’ advanced security technologies.



The World's Leading Companies Trust VxWorks

A legacy of functional safety

Wind River®, the leader in software for complex, connected, safety-critical systems, supports the Arm®, Intel®, and PowerPC® architectures for DO-178C software considerations in airborne systems, IEC 61508 functional safety and ISO 26262 automotive safety.



The Foundation for Embedded Innovation in More Than 2 Billion Devices

VxWorks has been the industry-leading real-time operating systems (RTOS) for building embedded devices and systems for more than 30 years. Its rich functionality helps our customers deploy innovative products while lowering costs and shortening production cycles.


Built on an upgradeable, future-proof architecture, VxWorks helps you rapidly respond to changing market requirements, customer needs, and technology advancements.


VxWorks delivers a comprehensive set of security features to efficiently protect devices, data, and intellectual property in a connected world.


VxWorks is flexible enough to meet a wide range of memory footprint, functionality, and processing power requirements.


VxWorks provides a sophisticated real-time operating environment that helps reduce the costs, risks, and lead times required to create differentiated, certifiable systems.

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VxWorks Combined with Advanced Capabilities to Meet Industry-Specific Requirements

VxWorks Plus enhances VxWorks with a broad suite of advanced middleware features and protocols that help address a host of specialized needs unique to specific industries, including aerospace and defense, industrial, medical, consumer, and networking.


  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol
  • Secure Shell (SSH) protocol
  • Cryptography Libraries
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and Internet and Key Exchange (IKE)
  • Hardware-based IPsec acceleration
  • Firewall
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • RADIUS and Diameter
  • Wireless Security


  • Time and Space Partitioning

Device Manageability

  • Web Services: HTTP, XML, and GSOAP
  • WebCLI
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Web Server
  • MIBway for Web Server
  • MCE
  • cURL

Advanced Networking

  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and RIP next generation (RIPng)
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)/Differentiated Services and (DiffServ)


  • Socket Controller Area Network (SocketCAN)

User Interface and Graphics

  • Open VG software-driven vector graphics stack
  • OpenGL ES 2D and 3D graphics stack with Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) support
  • User Interface (UI) render library for 2D interfaces

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Extend the Functionality of VxWorks

Find, download, and test-drive software that helps you speed production and create innovative products more efficiently. These best-in-class software packages from our trusted partners are tested and validated for seamless interoperability with VxWorks.

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Board Support Packages

Wind River offers the most extensive range of BSPs in the embedded software industry. Our close relationships with silicon vendors and hardware manufacturers help us create ready-to-use BSPs to streamline your development efforts.

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Build Your Embedded Systems with the Industry’s Best Tools

For more than 30 years Wind River has been creating best-in-class tools for embedded software development. The world’s leading manufacturers and integrators use our tools to more quickly and efficiently build intelligent devices, systems, and networks for the Internet of Things.

  • Wind River Workbench is an Eclipse-based integrated environment for monitoring and analyzing code for early detection of defects to increase the overall quality and reliability of your products.
  • Wind River Diab Compiler helps boost application performance, reduce memory footprint, and produce high-quality, standards-compliant object code.


“VxWorks allowed us to take a revolutionary approach to how we design and build our aircraft systems.”

Dr. James Wang / Vice President of Research and Technology / AgustaWestland