The OS behind AR

“Is VxWorks the operating system behind Automation Runtime?”

We have a customer from Singapore who is asking with regards to Cyber Security matters.

Hello,

yes - Automation Runtime is based on VxWorks

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I am still confused on this topic.

Is Automation Runtime still based on VxWorks (similar to how ControlFLASH is from Allen-Bradley but has the RTOS based on VxWorks) or is Automation Runtime now completely separated from VxWorks?

I asked ChatGPT this question and got the specific answer as shown.

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Hi,

Automation Runtime is definitely based on VxWorks. For sure, B&R developed a lot of additional functions, task class scheduling, drivers and abstraction layers needed for PLCs (that’s the reason why it’s called by it’s own name AutomationRuntime), but the base is still VxWorks until now.

Best regards!

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Well ChatGPT is not correct in its answer :wink:
and @alexander.hefner is absolutly right

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