Archive For April, 2010

17 articles

My Top 8+ Tweets From The 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

By Jessica Schieve I just spent the last four days in San Jose at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference.  If you are in the embedded industry this is a one-stop event to find information, products, and assistance to help with your next project.  I attended sessions, walked the show floor, talked to vendors about new products, met with partners, and…

Leaders and Followers

By Mark Hermeling Events such as ESC in San Jose this week are a great way to talk to a lot of customers in a very short timespan. Hence, a great place to be for a product manager like myself. The conversations show a clear difference between leaders in multicore adoption and followers of that adoption.The discussions with the followers…

What is Simics, Really?

By Jakob Engblom As you might have seen, Wind River recently acquired Simics, a product formerly sold by Virtutech. My colleagues Michel Genard and Bill Graham recently blogged on the topic.Simics can have a huge impact on the product development processes, time-to-market and quality. Apart from the cool things that Simics does to improve the development process, it is also…

Multicore: Simplify by Understanding Key Use Cases

By Bill Graham Wind River's CTO, Tomas Evensen gave a keynote at the Multicore Expo in San Jose entitled "Surviving the Software Avalanche: Simplifying Multicore". There certainly has been much discussion of multicore by many people (myself included) over the years but we are getting to a point now that we are seeing multicore use cases coalescing in the marketplace.…

Battling the Bottleneck

By Mark Guinther I have crossed to the other side of the generation gap.  While growing up in Michigan, I remember my parents telling me about their primitive childhood experiences: walking 4 miles through the snow each way to school, uphill both ways, no TV, no microwave oven, only one family car…  Now my own kids stare in disbelief when…

So, What Does _Your_ Software Architecture Look Like?

By Mark Hermeling Customers often ask me in my opinion as to what their path to multi-core should be. Invariably I ask them two things. 1) Describe your current hardware architecture, your next hardware architecture and what your hardware architecture will look like in 3 years; 2) Describe your current software architecture and any plans you have to evolve it.…

Radioactive Telepresence

By Mike Deliman How timely!  A couple of months ago the discussion started - "will unmanned vehicles make a transition into civilian use".  I've been taking the stance that since we're talking vehicles - not just aircraft but all forms of non-stationary robot, that it is inevitable.  Even with aircraft I believe it is inevitable, though it may take a…

A Few Ashes in the Sky Made Me Virtual

By Michel Genard I wished I was a virtual system. We take for granted that access to the infrastructure is always on and available for telecommunications, broadband, and travel. Well, some ashes from the remote volcano brought human beings back to earth. I am in France right now, part of a two-week EMEA tour to visit our field and customers,…

VxWorks: Helping Clean Up Radioactive Waste

By Bill Graham Our customer, Groupe INTRA (Intervention Robotique sur Accident) in France has developed robotic vehicles for the remote analysis and clean up of radioactive sites. Groupe INTRA is chartered to respond to a nuclear accident within 24hrs for its member organizations. This is a very cool and interesting application of robotics and real-time control to protect operators from…

ESC Silicon Valley

By Mark Hermeling Looking forward to my trip to ESC Sillicon Valley next week. It is promising to be a busy show, especially since ESC is now combined with the Multicore expo. I just leafed through the agenda (in the form of a Nxtbook) and found a large number of sessions that I want to attend, experience show though that…