The Software Defined Technology Wave

The Software Defined Technology Wave

By Mychal McCabe Change in the technology industry is a cliche; we take for granted the forward tension that comes with our future orientation and a culture obsessed with innovation. So it's tempting to dismiss the current moment as routine rather than extraordinary. Having lived through years of hype surrounding the Internet of Things, Network Functions Virtualization, and Software Defined…
At Wind River, Simics Beats the Real Thing!

At Wind River, Simics Beats the Real Thing!

By Eva Skoglund Do you know any software engineers? Do you know any of the kind that lives and thrives in the land where software meets hardware….. you know, the land where bugs are creepy, slopes are slippery, and the code you build is actually rocket science? Those are the kind of software engineers we have at Wind River. And…
Insights from the NXP FTF Tech Forum

Insights from the NXP FTF Tech Forum

    By Mark Hermeling I am just on my way back from a productive week at the NXP FTF Tech Forum held in Austin, Texas May 16-19, 2016. The conference, where ideas and innovations from a network of 2,000 embedded enthusiasts are shared, is always a good place to meet up with our customers and partners, and this week…
Virtual Is Now The Reality

Virtual Is Now The Reality

By Eva Skoglund A developer friend at Wind River asked me the other day: “Let’s say I have a virtual platform of a small developer board (like the Minnow Board). When should I run the simulation in a VM or a Linux container? And when should I run it as a virtual platform in a cloud based lab?” After a…
Sealing data with TPM on VxWorks

Sealing data with TPM on VxWorks

    By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks support for data protection makes use of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a secure cryptoprocessor used to establish root of trust in security systems.  TPMs can be used in several security processes, including local attestation and remote attestation.  This blog entry focuses on a different aspect:  using a TPM as a root of…
To the Cloud and Back Again – Different Simulation Environments for Different Users

To the Cloud and Back Again – Different Simulation Environments for Different Users

By Graham Morphew I’m not a very mechanically inclined person, even in the abstract.  In fact, in university, the grade that I received for my 2nd year mechanics course was a visible blemish on an otherwise, pretty darn good academic record.   Take my car for instance; I can do a few basic things to maintain it.  I can replenish fluids,…

Introducing VxWorks Altera Arria 10 SoC Support

    By Mark Hermeling VxWorks now supports the Altera Arria 10 SoC and the video below shows a demonstration of the Wind River WorkBench LivePatch capability on the Altera Arria 10. This demo demonstrates how software engineers can effortlessly change the code that is executing on their target. This helps them debug difficult scenarios as well as develop patches…
IoT is Growing Up

IoT is Growing Up

By Tim Skutt I spent a couple days this week at AUVSI XPONENTIAL – “the industry's largest congregation of unmanned systems professionals”.  I’ve attended this event for the past five years and this year was a definite turning point for the industry, and I think it’s a commentary on where IoT is in general. A former colleague I ran into…
Aviation Electronics Europe 2016

Aviation Electronics Europe 2016

By Paul Parkinson Recently, I attended the Aviation Electronics Europe 2016 conference, which was held in Munich again after the successful conference in 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘International Avionics Challenges – Integrating the Single Sky’, and there were a number of presentations about the advances in aeronautical communications, navigation and surveillance systems (CNS) to enable air…
Can OpenStack Be Viable For Virtual CPE?

Can OpenStack Be Viable For Virtual CPE?

By Charlie Ashton Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) is a hot topic right now for companies focused on business opportunities in network virtualization. IHS Infonetics surveyed service providers worldwide and concluded that virtual Business CPE (vBCPE) was the top use case for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in 2016.  A report from Analysys Mason concluded that vBCPE can generate new revenue…