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…
Agile, Continuous, DevOps – Oh My! What does it mean for Embedded?

Agile, Continuous, DevOps – Oh My! What does it mean for Embedded?

By Jeff Gowan We've been hearing more and more about agile development, continuous practices, and DevOps from our clients, partners and analysts. It seems many of our clients are adopting some version of these practices and are finding they are enabling them to work more efficiently and collaboratively, which is resulting in getting better products to market faster. It’s one…
Five Reasons Why the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) is Succeeding as a Global Military Standard

Five Reasons Why the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) is Succeeding as a Global Military Standard

By Chip Downing 1. The FACE Technical Standard is a standard of standards.  The FACE Consortium has integrated the best practices of high performance standards-based solutions.   The FACE Technical Standard, a standard of The Open Group, builds upon and integrates proven standards like ARINC 653, ARINC 661, ARINC 664, ARINC 729, OpenGL, and POSIX to enable the widest range of…
Multi-core is Ready for Takeoff

Multi-core is Ready for Takeoff

By Joe Wlad Over the past two years, there has been an upswing in adoption of multi-core silicon for safety-critical applications. Previously, customers were reticent about predicating new safety designs on multi-core silicon, but in the past year we’ve seen two changes that have compelled designers to reconsider their positions. First, both EASA and the FAA have released guidance related…
Intel DPDK  – A Technology that is Thriving

Intel DPDK – A Technology that is Thriving

By Andreea Volosincu For far too many times, the world of open source software gives way to a plethora of standards and reference designs that are supposed to make users’ life easier, improve performance, and security; often making it onto many conference slides as best examples. Some come, some are left behind, but those that manage to stick are continuously…
FACE™ is Ready for Takeoff

FACE™ is Ready for Takeoff

By Chip Downing With the release of the Technical Standard for Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™), Edition 2.1, a standard of The Open Group, the FACE standardization momentum is gaining traction and now moving into “production” mode; ready for business and laying the foundation for next-generation avionics deployments. The FACE Technical Standard is a standard of standards, leveraging over 100…
Gaining an “Edge” in the Internet of Things

Gaining an “Edge” in the Internet of Things

By Ido Sarig The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a fanciful vision. It is very much with us, in everything from factory automation to on-demand entertainment. Yet by most accounts, the full potential of interconnected systems and intelligent devices for changing the way we work and live has barely been tapped. Up until now, IoT software solutions have…
Celebrations and Struggles at NFV #8

Celebrations and Struggles at NFV #8

By Ron Breault I’ve attended every ETSI NFV Plenary session since April of 2013 – that’s seven in total – and I’d venture to say that the recently concluded NFV #8 was the most raucous to date! To be fair, this wasn’t just any plenary; this was the session in which the first phase of NFV was formally wrapped up…