Helix Platform allows legacy software to remain unchanged while running alongside new applications, while providing a consistent, scalable and agile platform for edge devices. It addresses a wide range of critical infrastructure development needs, from highly-dynamic environments without certification requirements, to highly-regulated static applications such as in avionics and industrial, as well as systems requiring the mixing of safety-certified applications with non-certified ones.
The Helix Platform offers:
• Robust time and space partitioning leveraging Wind River’s RTOS and virtualization technology, safety certified functionality, and COTS certification evidence.
• Multi-operating system capabilities enable the consolidation of mixed-criticality workloads, side by side, on a single edge compute platform.
• Consolidation of multiple applications into one platform allowing common edge devices to serve diverse system architecture needs, such as low latency control functions on an RTOS alongside Linux-based applications and frameworks, such as machine learning.
The Helix platform comprises VxWorks, integrated with Wind River Linux and Wind River Simics for system simulation. It meets the safety-certification requirements of the DO-178C, IEC 61508, and ISO 26262 safety standards. Helix Platform is operating system-agnostic, providing the capability to run any unmodified guest operating system. It also provides multi-core hardware support and availability on the latest Arm, Intel, NXP, and Xilinx silicon platforms that enable both 32- and 64-bit guest operating systems.