At Design West embedded and mobile software supplier Wind River introduced the latest version of its VxWorks platform, a secure separation kernel that provides Type 1 hypervisor–based, multiple independent levels of security (MILS) for systems that may require high assurance evaluation or certification and accreditation (C&A).

 

VxWorks MILS Platform partitions a single processor among multiple software components, with time and space resource allocation, information flow control, and fault isolation.  It can also host a range of guest operating systems and provides scalability for Intel and PowerPC architecture processors.

 

For avionics systems, Wind River plans to enhance VxWorks MILS Platform to be conformant to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard, an open standard published by the FACE Consortium, a managed consortium of The Open Group.