SAN JOSE, Calif., 15 Aug. 2008.Aonix, provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers, has introduced PERC Ultra 5.1 cross development and target support on Wind River's VxWorks 6.6 real-time operating system and Wind River Workbench development suite. PERC Ultra boasts more than 1 million field systems in markets such as aerospace, defense, telecommunications, industrial control, and robotics. These joint solutions will enable developers to take advantage of Java language capabilities while ensuring that critical deterministic behavior requirements can still be met.
The PERC Ultra embedded virtual machine is scalable, manageable, reliable, and secure. These characteristics make it well suited for VxWorks developers who primarily focus on the safety- and mission-critical space, says a representative.
This version of PERC Ultra allows the PERC Virtual Machine to run as a real-time process, protecting Java applications from being corrupted by any errant C applications running on the same system. PERC Ultra also takes advantage of Wind River Advanced Networking Technologies, new with this port to VxWorks 6.6.
"Most of our customers develop complex mission- and safety-critical systems," notes Rob Hoffman, vice president and general manager for Aerospace and Defense at Wind River. "Prior to Aonix's PERC family, Java technologies were unable to address these needs effectively or efficiently. Our customers are looking forward to extending their Java applications through to the device-driver level to maximize efficiency and to gain the additional portability such an extension ensures."
PERC Ultra 5.1 targeting Power Architectures on Wind River VxWorks 6.6 is immediately available. PERC development tools are available at no charge in combination with a maintenance contract. Target execution and deployment license pricing starts at $25,000 based on projected volume. PERC Ultra is also available with special bundling discounts when licensed together with PERC Pico.