Key IoT Takeaways from IDF 2014: Part II

Key IoT Takeaways from IDF 2014: Part II

  By Tom Gibbings In this blog post, I’ll pick up where I left off in my last blog post recapping the hot topics of discussion that came up during my IDF poster chat on IoT deployment and the technology stack delivered with edge management capabilities.  Today’s blog post wraps my IDF recap of the conversations with the IoT community…
Continuous Integration with Simics

Continuous Integration with Simics

By Jakob Engblom Continuous integration is an important component of modern software engineering practice. As always, it might mean different things depending on who you ask, but typically a key part is the notion that rather than waiting until the last minute to integrate all the many different pieces of code in a system, integration and most importantly integration testing…
Key IoT Takeaways from IDF 2014: Part I

Key IoT Takeaways from IDF 2014: Part I

By Tom Gibbings Last week, IDF was abuzz with talk of IoT, and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to host a conference poster chat on this hot topic at the event. Specifically, my session featured the topology of an IoT deployment and the technology stack delivered with edge management capabilities. There were a few key themes that continued…
Architecting IoT infrastructure

Architecting IoT infrastructure

By Gigaom Research In the last Gigaom Research blog post,  IoT use cases in the smart agile business were discussed.  This post will cover architecting the IoT infrastructure...Enjoy! While smart devices undoubtedly help, IoT is not simply about what it can connect, individually, to the internet. Rather, successful business use cases enable a broader problem to be solved (saving money or reducing…
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…