Embedded Virtualization and Developer Workflows

Embedded Virtualization and Developer Workflows

By Mark Hermeling Customers in embedded markets are always looking for ways to reduce cost, innovate and accelerate their device development. A major contributor to this is developer workflows. It is important to make sure that device developers can work efficiently. This includes writing code, debug code and analyze the behavior of the system. Like any person, developers make mistakes,…
The Business Side of Open Systems Architecture

The Business Side of Open Systems Architecture

By Chip Downing With a number of directives promoting the use of open systems architecture (OSA) in military systems, including Better Buying Power  and the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) paper calling for wider adoption of the open systems approach (OSA) for unmanned systems, which I covered in my last blog post,  many folks wonder why the transition to this…
How Virtual Switch Performance Improves Service Provider OPEX

How Virtual Switch Performance Improves Service Provider OPEX

By Charlie Ashton This post will explain how increasing the performance of the virtual switch in an NFV platform causes very significant improvements in service provider opex. We’ll show an example that illustrates a 6.7x increase in the number of subscribers supported per server, while explaining how greater improvements are possible in other use cases. When the concepts for network functions virtualization (NFV) were first…
In Case You Missed It…

In Case You Missed It…

By Mike Deliman The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity mission celebrated a milestone, an achievement literally never before conceived... to drive on another planet, for ten years! Opportunity has outlasted the original computers (and disk drives) her software was developed on. Literally.  This achievement is even being celebrated in a Smithsonian exhibit.  Opportunity also recently made another out-of-this-world record: Off-Earth Driving…
It’s Transformation Time for Embedded Development – Part 4

It’s Transformation Time for Embedded Development – Part 4

By Dennis Wong Embedded Development Transformation in the Develop Phase To see the definitions of each of the product development phases, take a look at the second post in this blog series. The develop phase is the main software construction occurs, where the code is produced. Risks This phase encompasses the full-out development and unit (even subsystem) testing of code…
Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful

Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful

By guest blogger Daniel Aarno I had to learn this the hard way. About a decade ago I was sitting among the five computers occupying most of the space in my small student dorm room. I was looking for a project for my master’s thesis, and was currently pondering a proposal from a company called Virtutech to create a model…
Wind River joins Car Connectivity Consortium

Wind River joins Car Connectivity Consortium

By Franz Walkembach I’m pleased to share that Wind River is now a member of the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions. The CCC is dedicated to global cross-industry collaboration in developing the MirrorLink standard for smartphone in-vehicle connectivity. Wind River prides itself on offering a variety of solutions used in the connected…
GAO Open Systems Report for DOD

GAO Open Systems Report for DOD

By Chip Downing There have been some very healthy discussions recently around the GAO-13-651 report, titled, "DOD Efforts to Adopt Open Systems for Its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Have Progressed Slowly” to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, US House of Representatives.  It's quite an interesting read, but here are a few excerpts from the…
It’s Transformation Time for Embedded Development – Part 3

It’s Transformation Time for Embedded Development – Part 3

By Dennis Wong Embedded Development Transformation in the Bring Up Phase In an earlier post of this blog series, our team discussed the phases of embedded development. The bring up phase is unique to embedded development because embedded systems are tightly coupled with their hardware which is often customized for its unique application. Getting early hardware and software operational is…
Predictive Maintenance and Adaptive Analytics Raise IoT Value

Predictive Maintenance and Adaptive Analytics Raise IoT Value

One of the most intriguing aspects about the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it can positively impact such a wide range of markets, including industrial, energy, health care, and others. In his thoughtful and rich blog post below, guest blogger Alexander Damisch, Senior Director, IoT Solutions, Wind River, explores how the predictive maintenance and adaptive analytics capabilities of IoT can add…