Move VxWorks Application to Linux

With more than a billion products running on VxWorks®, from small consumer devices to commercial airliners, VxWorks® is the market leader in the Embedded Software space. Hence porting an application to or from VxWorks® is one of the important tasks that embedded engineers come across in their careers. Mapusoft, a global leader in embedded software re-use and interoperability solutions, has developed OS Changer® VxWorks Porting kit to automatically migrate and re-use your VxWorks® applications across a wide variety of Linux distributions and platform configurations.

  • Click here to view the supported VxWorks® APIs
  • Click here to download & view webinar on how to migrate a sample VxWorks® applications to Linux

OS Changer VxWorks Porting Kit – Advantages

  1. Allows you to easily move your VxWorks® applications to the Linux operating system, while saving you time and money.
  2. Makes legacy VxWorks® applications productive to the enterprise by allowing them to be developed and tested on Linux host platforms without a need for the target hardware.
  3. Improves the Linux OS by allowing additional features that are part of the VxWorks® application to continue to be supported by the Linux OS.
  4. Can also be used as a virtualized test-bench platform for performing system integration testing of your applications on host PC that provides development flexibility and huge cost savings.

OS Changer VxWorks Porting Kit – Highlights

  • Porting and development on Windows/Linux Host
  • Enables Host based simulation, testing embedded and/or time critical applications
  • Application is connected effectively at the source code level
  • Offers permanent portability solutions that actually get your VxWorks® code to move to a Linux and its variants
  • Flexible, easy to maintain and better migration to a unified OS architecture allowing you to migrate again and again.
  • Reduced time, provides 80-90% portability requiring little code re-write on Hardware and Device Driver specific code
  • Supports multi Process, 32/64 Bit architecture, UMP/SMP muti-processor
  • Advanced thread pooling, Tiered memory pools & Tiered Shared Memory Pools features
  • Load modules from Linux command line or launch from application via creating process
  • Module can be broken into separate Linux

Combining OS Changer VxWorks Porting Kit with Linux OK kit provides a highly integrated development environment that combines VxWorks and Linux applications development with optimization benefits:

  • Statically create and reuse control objects from pool
  • Statically create and reuse threads from pool
  • Enhance performance without breaking Linux API compliance
  • Configure target environment and resource requirements for various Linux kernel version and variants
  • Use OS Abstractor’s tiered memory pools to eliminate memory fragmentation
  • Use OS Abstractor’s ability to recover from software fatal errors through a soft reset
  • Use same Interface APIs within and across individual application processes
  • API Optimization and Profiling
  • Application optimization via custom Interface code generation

Related links :

White Paper : OS Changer: Protect your Software Investment

White Paper : OS Abstractor : Develop once to deploy on multiple platforms

Webinar : Developing OS Agnostic Embedded Applications

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