Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

By Gareth Noyes This week I had the opportunity to present the keynote at the annual Embedded World conference in Germany.  It was a great chance to share insights on how a system-level approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) will help businesses bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.  This can also be described as bridging the…
Rekindle That Youthful Glow with IoT

Rekindle That Youthful Glow with IoT

By Jeff Fortin You run a business. Things are going well. You have a good brand. People like your product. But the business is not growing like it used to. Remember the good old days when your product was "hot." You felt like a rock star. The buzz was all about you. But lately the bloom of youth has matured…
Whitelisting as a key weapon in the battle for embedded device security

Whitelisting as a key weapon in the battle for embedded device security

By Ido Sarig If you are an embedded software developer involved IoT projects , you’ve no doubt read the recent warning issued by the Federal Trade Commission  about cybersecurity risks associated with the hyper growth of smart devices being connected to the internet. Indeed, you have to be living on another planet if you have not heard about the security…
The Trinity of Simulation: the Computer, the System, and the World

The Trinity of Simulation: the Computer, the System, and the World

By Jakob Engblom Simics is a great product for simulating computer systems that contain processors and execute code. However, as we all know, just a computer is rarely the entirety of a real system. Most systems also involve a physical system that the computer controls, such as a plane, satellite, rocket, IoT sensor node, or control box, as well as an…
Make Better Decisions with IoT

Make Better Decisions with IoT

By Victor Abelairas Wind River is participating this week with Intel at the Distributech conference in San Diego. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the show about an energy customer and how they are able to make better decisions with IoT. My session highlighted the challenges they faced, the solution that we implemented, and the benefits that they are…
NFV and Shanghai – Much In Common

NFV and Shanghai – Much In Common

By Ron Breault I recently returned from an ETSI NFV event in Shanghai – a focused meeting of the IFA (Interfaces and Architecture) Working group.  IFA is easily the largest working group in NFV Phase 2, and it is itself subdivided into three related streams.  Without going into a lot of detail, the mission for the IFA group is to…
The Three Pillars of “Open” NFV Software

The Three Pillars of “Open” NFV Software

By Charlie Ashton In retrospect, 2014 was the year when the topic of “openness” became part of any conversation about solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Throughout industry conferences as well as at meetings of the ETSI NFV Industry Standards Group (ISG), it was clear that service providers see the availability of open solutions as key to their NFV plans.…
Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

By Victor Abelairas I recently had the opportunity to speak at an EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)-hosted webinar for its Advanced Manufacturing Interest Group (AMIG).  For those not familiar with EPRI, it is an independent, non-profit center for public interest energy and environmental research.  It has played a pivotal role in the energy industry since 1973.  During this webinar, I…
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Safety

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Safety

By Stephen Olsen UAVs are prevalent and increasing in numbers UAVs will cause an accident that results in lost lives UAV’s need safety certified software Maybe you received an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone for Christmas.  The first flight was most likely in your yard taking aerial video of your home, only to go inside and share it on…
Multi-core for Space?

Multi-core for Space?

By Alex Wilson For over 20 years, Wind River has provided a proven software platform to bring dozens of unmanned systems to space, resulting in some of the most significant space missions in history. (See Celebrating 20 Years in Space). Since the initial missions, VxWorks has grown and evolved, and now offers solutions for virtualization, multi-core, multi-blade, and distributed systems…