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Alameda, California-based Wind River Systems Inc has now introduced MicroWorks 1.0, its software development environment for high-performance embedded systems. The software was developed using the company’s VxWorks real-time kernel technology, which offloads Unix applications from the host via TCP/IP, Ethernet or Network File System, to a stand-alone VME-based system to be executed in real-time. According to Wind River, MicroWorks enables users to develop applications transparently on the Unix host with a view into the target embedded system. The software incorporates a remote debugging tool called VxGDB at the host, and a target debugging agent, VxMon. The debuggers enable users to download and debug source code in real time. MicroWorks will be available for Sun Microsystems Inc Sparc, Intel Corp 80960, MIPS Technologies Inc R3000 and R4000, and Motorola Inc 88000 architectures – support for IBM Corp hosts will be added by the end of the year. Currently in beta test, MicroWorks is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 1993, and it is $12,500.

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