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VxWorks 653 Platform 2.x Porting and Advanced Topics

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  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Format: Lectures
  • Type: Instructor-led
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The VxWorks® 653 Platform 2.x Porting and Advanced Topics course provides engineers with a fast, cost-effective way to acquire the skills necessary to develop or migrate a board support package (BSP) into the VxWorks 653 environment.

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

  • Describe the ARINC 653 architecture
  • Take a requirement specification to a working BSP or driver
  • Design, develop, and debug BSPs and drivers with VxWorks 653
  • Effectively use the configuration and build process.
  • Wind River® VxWorks 653 Platform 2.3
  • Developers of BSPs or low-level drivers
  • Developers who will be integrating platforms using VxWorks 653
  • Senior engineers who will be maintaining and enhancing BSPs/drivers

Day 1

Introduction to ARINC 653

  • ARINC 653 overview
    • Time and space partitioning
  • Partition management, control, and scheduling
  • Inter-partition communication
  • Health monitoring

VxWorks 653 System Architecture

  • Module OS and partition scheduling
  • Partition OS and task/process scheduling
  • Shared libraries
  • ARINC port inter-partition communications
  • Payloads (NET, ROM, RAM)

BSP Overview

  • Directory structure
  • Architecture support
  • Device drivers

BSP Architecture

  • BSP structure
  • Boot sequence
  • Memory configuration
  • USE CASE: I/O Partition

Porting VxWorks 5.x BSP To VxWorks 653 2.3

  • CDL concepts

Day 2

Configuring and Building a VxWorks 653 System

  • XML configuration and build
  • Payload configuration and build
  • Workbench configuration and build

VxWorks 653 Communication

  • ARINC 653 ports
  • I/O device driver models
  • DO-178B network stack

VxWorks 653 Error Management

  • ARINC 653 health monitoring
  • Inter-partition health monitoring
  • Error codes

Advanced BSP Topics

  • Timer driver
  • ROM/RAM payload images
  • CDL configuration
  • Health monitor configuration
  • Certification impacts
  • Certification safety critical software development
  • DO-178B certification
  • Certification evidence

Prerequisite Course

Prerequisite Skills

  • One year of C programming
  • Basic understanding of operating systems and debugging techniques
  • Functional knowledge of UNIX or Windows NT
  • Familiarity with device drivers and low-level interfaces
  • This two-day expert-led course consists of lectures only.
  • Participants receive individual guidance from an expert engineer who has extensive experience with Wind River technologies.