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VirtualLogix Expands Real-Time Virtualization Solution to Include Windows Environments

VirtualLogix(TM), Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization(TM) company, today announced VLX for Network Infrastructure supporting Intel(R) Core(TM) Microarchitecture, version 3.0. VirtualLogix's new release blends the rich Microsoft Windows(R) operating system environment with the existing capabilities of real-time operating systems (RTOS) or Linux by applying real-time virtualization technology on platforms using multicore processors.

Communications applications often require separate hardware to handle Windows interfaces and mission-critical portions of the equipment. VirtualLogix's real-time virtualization software simplifies the design by allowing all software to share a common hardware platform. With VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0, networking and telecommunication equipment makers can quickly develop next-generation products, reduce development and bill-of-material costs and lower power consumption. In the industrial and automation markets, where Windows is also widely used to provide user friendly interfaces to machinery, VLX is able to support the time-sensitive control and signal processing functions these areas demand.

"The ability to equip engineers and scientists with intuitive ways to retain features and performance while migrating to lower cost and simplified hardware platforms is critical to our success," said David Fuller, Director of Real-Time Software at National Instruments. "VLX will make it possible for us to provide our customers with innovative and efficient embedded solutions using virtualization that can solve cutting-edge applications."

Technologies such as Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and enterprise communication applications have not benefited from traditional virtualization due to the high throughput and performance they require. Additionally, companies face further challenges getting applications to effectively utilize embedded multicore processor systems. VirtualLogix's award-winning virtualization technology satisfies these requirements, allowing users to leverage real-time virtualization software to consolidate technologies onto a single hardware platform and create more efficient designs, now in a friendly Windows environment or any RTOS.

New VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0 features include:

  • Real-time Virtualization for Windows(R) environments -- allows a combination of guest operating systems including Linux, real-time OS and Windows(R) to run while keeping the real-time performance characteristics of their overall system.
  • Native Windows(R) SMP support -- provides the ability to run native BIOS and native Windows(R) SMP as virtual guests in the real-time VLX environment, enabling shared memory access across virtualized guests in addition to the use of emulated Ethernet ports.
  • Consolidation of hardware platforms -- enables developers to consolidate Windows and mission-critical environments onto a single hardware platform, reducing system complexity and product bill-of-material costs.
  • Support for latest Intel(R) Core(TM) Microarchitecture Processors

"VirtualLogix is consistently breaking new ground for virtualization technology for mobile and embedded devices," said Mark Milligan, Vice President of Marketing, VirtualLogix. "Successful customers such as National Instruments choosing VLX further demonstrate that virtualization has moved out of the data center and into the connected world."

Also announced today is VirtualLogix's Eclipse-based development suite with new features and capabilities supporting VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0. Please see accompanying release entitled "VirtualLogix Announces VLX Developer v2.0."

VLX for Network Infrastructure v3.0 will be demonstrated at Multicore Expo, booth #31, in Santa Clara, California, April 1-3, 2008.

Pricing and Availability

VirtualLogix VLX for Network Infrastructure version 3.0 is available immediately. Pricing is available upon request.

Published Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:29 PM by David Marshall
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