By Bill Graham
Today we announced our latest release of Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite, version 5.8. This is an important release for us for many reasons. One is this addition of OpenGL version 2.1 3D graphics to the Tilcon Graphics Suite (specifically for VxWorks runtime platforms). The need for 3D graphics is growing in embedded devices because User Interfaces (UI) are becoming more and more sophisticated. For medical devices this may mean 3D images of internal organs, joints, etc. For industrial devices it might mean 3D data representation, maps, or orthographic displays. For aerospace and defense, Heads Up Displays (HUD), radar and other display types do or will leverage 3D graphics. For consumer devices 3D graphics are already used for mobile gaming.