Altera and Wind River Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Operating Systems and Development Tools Tailored for Altera SoC

  Altera and Wind River Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Operating
        Systems and Development Tools Tailored for Altera SoC Platform

Partnership Enables Customers to Fully Leverage Altera's Multi-core SoC

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporation (Nasdaq:
ALTR) and Wind River® today announced that as a result of their strategic
partnership, the companies have developed and deployed tools and solutions for
Altera's SoC FPGA devices. Wind River's industry-leading operating systems
and development tools support Altera's multi-core ARM™ processor-based SoC


By leveraging Wind River's embedded operating systems (VxWorks® real-time
operating system and Wind River Linux) and Wind River Workbench development
tools, software architects and developers can realize the full potential of
Altera's multicore ARM-based SoC devices and design high-performance
multi-core real-time systems. Wind River embedded operating systems and
development tools are designed to support multi-core processor architectures
and SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) with real-time optimizations. This
includes Wind River Hypervisor virtualization technology that enables Linux
and VxWorks to run simultaneously in an Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP)
mode. All are now available on the Altera Cyclone® V SoC and will be
available soon for the Arria® V SoC, Arria® 10 SoC and Stratix® 10 SoC.

"As embedded system developers turn to powerful multi-core platforms for power
and performance benefits, software content increases in size and complexity;
by using our operating systems and development tools with Altera's multi-core
SoC platform, embedded system designers have a streamlined solution that
leverages the key multi-core benefits, while maintaining real-time
responsiveness and minimizing risk to bring products to market faster," said
Dinyar Dastoor, vice president of product management at Wind River. "We are
excited to collaborate with Altera to develop a growing number of solutions
for their longer term SoC roadmap."

"Together with Wind River, we are combining the leading SoC FPGA platform with
a comprehensive package of multi-core tools and software that will help
developers address the challenges that embedded multi-core processors
present," said Chris Balough, senior director of SoC product marketing at
Altera. "Wind River's commitment to provide support for the Altera SoC
platforms with their proven operating systems and development tools will
accelerate design development time and take our mutual customers from product
prototyping to commercialization faster."

The companies have developed an informational webinar that details how to most
effectively attain real-time data movement using the multi-core Altera SoC
with VxWorks, and describes how designers can effectively use these solutions
for real-time system development. To participate in the webinar taking place
on Wednesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET visit:

Altera 28nm SoCs FPGA devices are available now. For ordering information or
questions on pricing, contact your local Altera sales representative. Support
for the 28nm Altera SoC devices is available now for Wind River Linux,
VxWorks, Hypervisor, Workbench development and debugging tools including the
Wind River ICE II and Probe. For details contact your local Wind River sales

About Altera
Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to
rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets.
Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such
as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
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About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel^® Corporation, is a world
leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems. The company has
been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its
technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River offers the
industry's most comprehensive embedded software portfolio supported by
world-class global professional services and support, and a broad partner
ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the
innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems.
To learn more, visit Wind River at

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Editor Contacts:
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Altera Corporation  Wind River
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