Wind River to Showcase FACE™ COTS Solution Stack at FACE Air Force TIM and Exposition


Wind River to Showcase FACECOTS Solution Stack at FACE Air Force TIM and Exposition

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wind River®, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, will be demonstrating a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution stack at the upcoming Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Air Force Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) and Exposition taking place April 2in Fairborn, Ohio. The event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in FACE capabilities, and will feature examples of products that are aligned with the FACE Technical Standard.

The demonstration is a reference platform of an integrated FACE COTS solution stack based upon industry-leading technology from Wind River, Core Avionics & Industrial LLC (CoreAVI), Esterel Technologies, GE Intelligent Platforms, and Real-Time Innovations (RTI). The operating system foundation of the solution stack is Wind River VxWorks® 653. Used in nearly 300 programs, the VxWorks 653 COTS platform for delivering integrated modular avionics (IMA) will enable a wide range of commercial and military applications to be deployed on FACE platforms.

The solution stack also includes the CoreAVI RTCA DO-178C-certifiable OpenGL SC graphics driver, Esterel SCADE Display, GE Intelligent Platforms FORCE1 Open Reference Computing Environment for FACE application development, and RTI Connext DDS.

"Wind River is very pleased to team with fellow industry leaders to promote interoperability and reuse across avionics platforms and systems, which is the underlying theme of the FACE approach," said Chip Downing, senior director of aerospace and defense at Wind River and chair of the FACE outreach subcommittee of the FACE Business Working Group. "A complete FACE solution stack using COTS components can significantly accelerate a program's time-to-market, reduce both risk and cost, and rapidly generate DO-178C and other safety critical and security certification evidence, further improving program metrics."

As a principal member of the FACE Consortium, a managed consortium of The Open Group, Wind River is active in the steering committee, and technical and business working groups. The FACE Consortium was formed in 2010 and builds upon the tenets of open architecture, IMA, and modular open systems architecture by defining a standardized method of interface between software components and architectural segments.

To advance the proliferation of this COTS solution, Wind River will also be participating in a web seminar on March 26 with Esterel, GE Intelligent Platforms, and RTI discussing the objectives of the FACE Consortium, and how open architectures, such as the FACE reference architecture, create opportunities to use COTS solutions in critical environments. To register for this web seminar visit

For more information about and to register for the FACE Air Force TIM and Exposition, visit To learn more about Wind River aerospace and defense solutions, visit

About Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NAS: INTC) , is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at or on Facebook.

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