Build with the Best, Get Started in Minutes
Based on 35 years of Wind River industry-leading experience and the latest Yocto Project Compatible releases, Pulsar ensures your team is working with the highest-quality commercial open source embedded operating system on the market.
Find Your Board
To speed your IoT and embedded development efforts, Pulsar comes preloaded on boards from our trusted partners, eliminating the hassle and time required to set up your operating system. You can also download Pulsar for other boards as well.
Want the source code?
We are developing Pulsar directly on GitHub. You can download the build system, cross toolchain, and all layers and packages needed to build Pulsar on Intel® and ARM® hardware targets by following the instructions on GitHub. You’ll be building in less than five minutes.
Learn about Wind River open source leadership at the Black Duck Open Hub.
Device Updates: Security Shield
By default, the Pulsar system is configured to use the Wind River public repository for the most critical Linux updates.
Wind River also offers an update service providing a full range of bug and security fixes for Pulsar – Pulsar Security Shield. These updates can include fixes for common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs), unreported vulnerabilities, and product bugs that do not have security implications.
Don’t Have Hardware Yet?
Develop on Pulsar directly in the cloud. Test-drive Pulsar and start creating your applications with Wind River Helix™ Cloud, a family of cloud-based tools and virtual development environments.
"The combination of Wind River’s embedded software expertise, coupled with Avnet’s hardware strength, enables our customers to leverage open source development, run an always-updated distribution, strengthen security, and increase efficiency in their software development cycles."
Tim Barber, Sr. VP Global Design Chain Business Development, Avnet
Small, reconfigurable kernel, user space, and file system
Configured for size, performance, and reliability
Ideal for containers—you can start with atomic configuration
Certified images run on all major CPU platforms.
From secure boot to middleware and applications, all transfers are made via a certified repository feed.
Continuous Code Updates
Wind River provides ongoing security patches and other critical Linux updates.
Deployed Devices Management
A smart update agent connects to certified repositories for updating devices in the field.
Pulsar can bring any application from any ecosystem to run on any device, even applications requiring their own middleware.