X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

By Linda Pirrotta This week the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aircraft achieved a successful demonstration of the fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR).  This is the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.  AAR could help extend the operating range and flight duration of future carrier-based unmanned systems. Watch the video of the refueling here.     This is…
LSIS – Achieving the First SIL4 Certification for Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) in Korea

LSIS – Achieving the First SIL4 Certification for Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) in Korea

By Linda Pirrotta Wind River customers around the world are delivering innovative products that are improving the industries and regions they serve – often, they are the pioneers and are the first in achieving a major milestone.  Such is the case with LSIS, a leading specialist in electric power and automation solutions. In 2011, the company engaged in a national…
Deciding if Open Source is Good for Your Business

Deciding if Open Source is Good for Your Business

By Andreea Volosincu Switching to Open Source - it’s what economists identify as a dynamic choice. Unlike  its old-fashioned sisters, the static choices, dynamic choices made today can affect the opportunities you have tomorrow and pave the way for additional choices. In other words, today’s choice needs to be informed by the value of tomorrow opportunities or lack thereof. Choosing…
Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

By Mark Hermeling Embedded virtualization is one of the hot topics in industrial automation and control systems. It involves taking a hardware board, running a virtualization layer on top of it and then consolidating multiple operating systems on top of that. It provides a lot of benefits around reduced complexity in the field, reduced footprint, reduced cost and flexibility in…
Video: Simics for IoT and Faster Testing at the Embedded World 2015, Thanks to Vector

Video: Simics for IoT and Faster Testing at the Embedded World 2015, Thanks to Vector

By Jakob Engblom Last month,I had the good fortune to be present at the Embedded World trade show in Nürnberg, Germany. The Embedded World is clearly the world's best embedded show these days, and it was a great experience as always. I presented a talk on using simulation to enable continuous integration for embedded systems, and had many good discussions…
Keeping PTC Technology Top of Mind

Keeping PTC Technology Top of Mind

By Victor Abelairas Last week, Wind River had the opportunity to sponsor PTC World Congress in Orlando, FL.  Positive Train Control (PTC) is top of mind for the transportation industry as it works towards a congress-mandated deadline of December 15, 2015 for implementation of PTC technology across most of the U.S. rail network. PTC is a prime example the Internet…
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…