Wind River Linux Technology Profiles

Wind River® offers a portfolio of specialised run-time features and software tools, customised to address key technology areas and industry-specific needs.



Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux delivers all the technologies essential to building a powerful, flexible, responsive, stable, and secure embedded platform for running the most demanding networks.


  • Meets the registration requirements of the Linux Foundation’s Carrier Grade Linux 5.0 specifications
  • Built on the latest Yocto Project Compatible Platform
  • Build to protect infrastructures and eliminate network downtime
  • Ideal for large corporate infrastructures, data centres, military communications, and high-performance devices for the Internet of Things (IoT)


  • Support for 99.9999% availability
  • Serviceability
  • Performance
  • Clustering
  • Security
  • CGL Test Suite
  • Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)



Wind River Open Virtualisation is the first open source virtualisation product that can support hardware consolidation with extremely low latency and high throughput running on standard hardware.


  • Real-time, open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology
  • Reduces typical processing overhead from software virtualisation layers
  • Based on Software-Defined Networking (SDN) principles and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)
  • Security based on Checkpoint Restore In Userspace (CRIU) and container virtualisation using LXC and Docker “Lite” tools


  • Low latency, high throughput
  • Virtual node management
  • Type 2 hypervisor with KVM
  • Optimised for Open vSwitch with DPDK
  • Runs on off-the-shelf servers
  • Docker support for building applications
  • Host trusted boot
  • CRIU functionality



Leveraging our embedded market expertise and open source experience, Security Profile for Wind River Linux offers a set of vital security capabilities and a suite of tools for the most demanding applications and markets.


  • Software kits (packages)
  • Secure kernel
  • Example configurations
  • Intrusion detection and prevention tools
  • On-device protection for end users
  • Detailed system monitoring and forensics

Hardened Kernel

  • Includes PaX
  • Enhanced Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR)
  • Memory sanitising
  • Path-based security policy with zero run-time memory allocation
  • Run-time and stack protection
  • System recovery tools

Certification Support for Evaluation Assurance Levels

  • Access control mechanisms
  • Run-time and stack protection
  • System recovery tools
  • Management tools

Secure User Space

  • More insights and system controls
  • Secure core and platform options, built to take full advantage of run-time buffer overflow protection
  • Tools for locking down, monitoring, and auditing systems
  • System recovery tools
  • Support for stacked Linux Security Module
  • Root of trust

Your Security Partner

Our dedicated team of security experts ensure rapid response to new risks.

  • Dedicated security response team
  • Real-time notifications
  • Continuous risk monitoring
  • Timely patches



Wind River offers a run-time platform custom-built for the innovation demands and complexities of embedded software development for in-vehicle infotainment products.

Based on our deep expertise in the automotive industry, Wind River Platform for Infotainment features select software components and products from leading automotive and consumer electronics partners.


  • GENIVI-compliant platform stack
  • Best of Linux open source innovation
  • Tested and proven technology
  • Based on decades of experience in the automotive and consumer electronics industries


  • Speed development of unique, high quality in-vehicle infotainment and telematics products.
  • Ensure compliance.
  • Free resources from rudimentary development tasks.
  • Focus on unique product functionality.

Supported Architecture

  • Renesas: R-Car
  • Texas Instruments: Jacinto 5 and 6 EVM
  • Freescale: i.MX 53 or iMX 6
  • Intel: Atom Crossville
  • ARM: Cortex-A8, A9, A15