Long Live the New LTS Kernel

Long Live the New LTS Kernel

By Andreea Volosincu It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! No, it’s not Christmas, but the beginning of a new cycle in the Linux microcosm. A few days ago, the Linux 4.1 kernel has been released, and chosen as the LTS kernel of 2015, becoming the most advanced long-term supported release. This is significant not only because the LTS…
Simics 5 is Here – More Parallel than Ever

Simics 5 is Here – More Parallel than Ever

By Jakob Engblom The next major release of Simics is here. Simics 5. Not Simics 5.0, but Simics 5. Counting decimals was getting a bit old, we computer science guys prefer our numbers as integers, not floating point.  Regardless of the numbering, we have some great news in this new release. Chief among them is the new Multicore Accelerator feature…

Using VirtIO to Virtualize Storage

By Mark Hermeling Embedded virtualization allows for consolidation of multiple different operating systems on a single box. Our video demonstration combines four different Wind River Linux operating systems onto a single Advantech 2151 board. Combining multiple operating systems together often means that you need to share critical resources. In the above demonstration we show how the Virtualization Profile of VxWorks…
SAE 2015 Aviation Technology Forum in Shanghai

SAE 2015 Aviation Technology Forum in Shanghai

By Alex Wilson From the SAE website “The SAE International Aviation Technology Forum will provide an open technical forum for engineers in aircraft design, aircraft engine design/integration, aircraft system/component suppliers, aviation authorities, aircraft design consultants and aircraft maintainers/sustainers, to get an overview of aircraft design processes from beginning to end, including modeling and simulation, safety assessment, electronics design, health monitoring,…
Is IoT a Threat or an Opportunity for Service Providers?

Is IoT a Threat or an Opportunity for Service Providers?

By Charlie Ashton As we talk with telecom service providers about their plans for deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), another topic invariably comes up. Depending on who you listen to, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents either a drag on network resources that leads to unrecoverable costs or else an opportunity for revenue growth through innovative new services. Or maybe…
Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN

Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN

By Charlie Ashton Lunchtime "debating tables" -- I'm sure you've seen them at conferences. At a recent event, I was drawn to a table where the conversation was unusually animated. The subject was "CRAN" and I was intrigued to find out why this topic was generating so much disagreement. Out of the eight or nine people at the table, there…
AUVSI 2015: Why it was Such a Success

AUVSI 2015: Why it was Such a Success

By Chip Downing Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 2015 was one of the most interesting trade shows I have visited in many years.  My yardstick for great AUVSI shows is the Washington, DC event in August 2009 – the Washington Convention Center was brisling with the latest unmanned systems for the US military and intelligence community, and the…
The Mythical “One Size Fits All”

The Mythical “One Size Fits All”

By Jeff Fortin If you’re like me, when you see the tag, “One Size Fits All,” your first reaction is, “well that won’t fit me.” I believe the same is true in the world of IoT. There are many claiming they have the "one" solution, but I also see the same reaction from customers, “well that won’t fit me.”  That’s…
Debunking a Myth Again: High Availability is Still Not Carrier Grade

Debunking a Myth Again: High Availability is Still Not Carrier Grade

By Charlie Ashton Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post about the differences between “High Availability” and “Carrier Grade reliability” as applied to telecom networks. A fascinating white paper has just been published that explores this subject in detail, so this seemed like an appropriate time to talk about some recent discussions about the topic and point interested…
How Are You Doing…with Continuous Integration?

How Are You Doing…with Continuous Integration?

By Eva Skoglund When you get the question “How are you doing?” you tend to reply “Just fine thank you!” If someone asked you “How are you doing with continuous integration?” I wonder how many “Just fine” answers one would get. I have a feeling it would be quite a lot, and if so, I’d like to follow up with…