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Workbench for VxWorks 6.x

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Course Details Summary

  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Format: Lectures and Labs
  • Type: Instructor-led
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The Workbench for VxWorks 6.x course provides engineers with a fast, cost-effective way to acquire the knowledge necessary to configure and utilize various components of Wind River Workbench.

After this course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Build, test, and debug real-time applications in a target-host development environment with Workbench and VxWorks.
  • Set up and manage a cross-development environment.
  • Validate and optimize system performance using run-time analysis tools.
  • Wind River Workbench 3.1
  • VxWorks 6.7
  • Developers who work with Workbench and General Purpose Platform, VxWorks Edition
  • New project members on teams using Wind River products
  • Senior engineers who will evaluate VxWorks technology

Day 1

Workbench Overview and Managing Targets

  • Workbench Perspectives
  • Help Resources
  • Cross-Development Setup
  • Target Manager Configuration
  • Getting Started Lab

Project Management

  • Introduction to VxWorks Projects
  • Project Explorer Overview
  • Application Projects
  • Build Specifications
  • Project Management Lab


  • Debugger
  • Feature Overview
  • Configuration
  • GUI and Usage Overview (setting breakpoints, etc.)
  • Kernel-Space and Application-Space Debugging
  • Debugging Lab

Using VxWorks Shells

  • Introduction to VxWorks Shells
  • Host Shell and Shell Interpreters
  • Kernel Shell
  • VxWorks Shell Lab

Day 2

Source Analysis

  • Source Analysis Views
  • Navigating Workspace Resources
  • Editor Features
  • Source Analysis Lab

Wind River System Viewer

  • System Viewer
  • System Viewer Configuration and Log Explanation
  • Triggering
  • User Events
  • System Viewer Lab

Workbench Analysis Tools

  • Data Monitor
  • Performance Profiler
  • Memory Analyzer
  • Coverage Analyzer
  • Function Tracer
  • Analysis Tools Lab

Prerequisite Course

Prerequisite Skills

  • One year of C programming
  • Basic understanding of operating systems and debugging techniques
  • Functional knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • This two-day instructor-led course consists of lectures and lab sessions.
  • Students receive personal guidance from expert Wind River instructors.
  • Students use VxWorks 6.7 and Wind River Workbench 3.1 to gain experience with the topics presented.
  • Lab sessions allow hands-on application of course concepts.