Archive For April, 2009

14 articles

What’s going on with ATCA? Find out from the ecosystem!

By Jessica SchieveWhat’s going on with the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) push into next generation networking? Light Reading is expecting this market opportunity to reach $7.2 billion by 2012.  This growth is impressive. Can it continue?  Is there another wave of growth coming? Or, is the industry moving in another direction? Who best to know.....the ecosystem. When I first…

How much virtualization do we need?

By Hans Juergen RauscherEarlier this year there was a discussion with my technial sales colleagues regarding what is the right level of virtualization. This may sound a bit superfluously these times as there are plenty of technical excellent implementations like KVM for Linux out there. But do we need to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut? To help sort…

VxWorks MILS 2.0 EAL6+ Evaluation

By Paul Parkinson In case you missed the news, VxWorks MILS 2.0 has officially entered formal security evaluation at Common Criteria EAL 6+ (NIAP website).So what does this mean for Wind River's customers? Well, VxWorks MILS 2.0 will enable them to develop applications to what the US National Security Agency (NSA) defines as "High Robustness". Many people are familiar with…

Creating the Next Generation of Technology Leaders

By Warren KurisuFIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) just kicked off the 2009 FIRST Robotics Championship in Atlanta Georgia.  If you aren’t aware of what the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is, check out this cool video.  I first became aware of FRC when I was visiting a key customer and partner, National Instruments, who asked me if…

Moblin and Linux Foundation – A Mature Move

By Glenn SeilerIf you have been following the Moblin project at all, then you probably know that recently the Linux Foundation announced they will be hosting the Moblin open source project, which was previously hosted directly by Intel. At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in San Francisco last week one of the attendees asked me why LF would host Moblin,…

Cavium OCTEON-II

By Mark HermelingCavium today has announced the availability of OCTEON II, their next generation multi-multi (aka many-) core processor with advanced acceleration features and Wind River has announced that it will support this processor aimed at networking, data centers, storage, wireless telecom, HD, internet and multimedia applications.The announcement is an important one as the OCTEON II is the first mainstream…

Fun with Qemu/Qt

By Doug SchaeferJust for fun (and maybe profit), I thought I'd try and get Qt running on the mini ARM Linux setup that I used for my tutorial at EclipseCon. Low and behold, all I had to do was build it with the compiler I got from CodeSourcery for ARM and it worked! Now there isn't a whole lot of…

Runtime Technology Turning Heads in Device Test

By Paul HendersonWhen Wind River introduced Sensorpoint runtime instrumentation technology a few years ago it was well received as an enabler for the embedded device diagnostics process. Recently however, with the introduction of the Sensorpoint-enabled Wind River Test Management System, this same ability to instrument device software binaries – dynamically, on-demand and on-the-fly without stopping or reloading the device --…

WolfenQt: Proof in pudding

By Doug SchaeferAn update to my previous post. As proof I got it working, here's my blog from earlier today. You can't see the flash since apparently the adobe flash player bypasses the widget set and opens a native window directly. Wonder where it showed up... At any rate, lots of fun. And with OpenGL mode turned on, performs quite…

Widgets in 3D: WolfenQt

By Doug Schaefer As the shiny balls spin around in my world, Qt has jumped back into the foreground. My Fedora laptop is busy building 4.5 as I write this and slowly catching on fire (man these things get hot when they're busy working). While that was going on, I took another look at how you'd implement Qt widgets in…