Wind River announced that Bachmann electronic relies on Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system and Wind River Professional Services for its next-generation controller system. Bachmann electronic’s M1 controller system, a next-generation controller, is standardized on VxWorks, and includes modules for digital and analogue I/O, network connectivity, fieldbuses, safety, and a processor module.
The M1 is used in wind turbine applications but can also be used in a range of energy applications that require a safe, secure and reliable intelligent device.
The open-standards-based M1 system is highly flexible and configurable to meet specific customer needs. With VxWorks, Bachmann gained end-to-end development and run-time platforms based on open standards that make it possible to consolidate, integrate and manage complexity while mitigating risk. Wind River enabled the company to meet stringent real-time determinism requirements while taking advantage of the flexibility and cost benefits of open standards.
Martin Greif, head of R&D and automation units at Bachmann, commented, “With Wind River, we achieved a robust off-the-shelf foundation featuring operating system agnosticism; safety and security solutions; and pre-integrated, industry-specific platforms with a rich set of middleware. In addition, Wind River offers an independent software vendor partner ecosystem and services practice that help us speed up, build out and customize our solutions.”
“As devices expand beyond the traditional embedded device to intelligent devices, the challenge for our customers is to cost-effectively develop solutions that meet safety, security and reliability requirements while still meeting time-to-market goals and containing operational expenses,” said Alexander Damisch, director of industrial solutions at Wind River. “By providing Bachmann with a complete solution, including the products, services and support required to address all aspects of their product development life cycle, Wind River allowed Bachmann to successfully develop a state-of-the-art controller system operating environment in a short time frame and at a reduced cost.”