Archive For March, 2011

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Kick-Starting the VxWorks 6.9 64-bit Port with Simics

Wind River just released the world's first 64-bit RTOS, Wind River VxWorks 6.9 for the 64-bit Intel x86 Architecture. This is a great achievement by the VxWorks team, and I am proud to say that Simics played a role in the development of the 64-bit port of VxWorks. Simics was used throughout the development in a variety of ways. One…

Integration and Testing the Integration

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a deep report into last year's issue with "unintended acceleration" on certain Toyota cars. They actually employed a team from NASA who analyzed the throttle control software using a wide range of cutting-edge tools. Reading their report gives a good idea for how embedded control software is developed, and the…