Archive For May, 2010

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Blinded by a Tree

By Eddie Glenn Developing large systems is a lot like trying to get an appreciation of the Amazon when you’re standing beneath a single tree in the middle of it.  Sure, there’s a lot that you can find out about that single tree. You can look at its trunk, its leaves, and its branches.  You could take soil measurements around…

Analyzer Analyzed

By Jakob Engblom The big news in Simics 4.4 is the new Simics Analyzer product. Analyzer contains a few different technologies, but the most immediately visible is the new execution timeline view. The timeline view shows the execution history of the software on the target system, making it easy to see what has run where and when. In this blog post, I…

Multicore Called Up For Active Service

By Paul Parkinson There's an interesting editorial column 'Multicore Processing Becomes the New Mainstream' in the latest edition of COTS Journal. Jeff Child discusses how multicore processors, after becoming all pervasive in the desktop and server market, are now becoming the norm for embedded aerospace and defence systems. He also shares some insights into why the transition to multicore is…

The Open Group: Real-Time Embedded Systems Forum, Rome

By Paul Parkinson Last week, I attended the The Open Group, Rome 2010 conference, specifically the Real-Time Embedded Systems Forum track (agenda), in order to participate in the MILS API standardization working group sessions. The goal of the working group is to produce a standardized API for a Minimal Runtime (MRT) environment which is suitable for High Assurance systems, which…

Android Market Integration – Do You Still Care?

By Chris Buerger In the mobile phone world, content management systems to allow users to download a variety of monetizable content and (largely J2ME based) applications have been around for more than a decade. Of course, the popularity of the iPhone and its associated AppStore have put a special spotlight on the importance of having a well-stocked offering to personalize…