Archive For June, 2010

22 articles

Industry Investing in Better Device Runtime Visibility During Testing

By Paul Henderson Here’s the final installment in my series about our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog postings).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you.In this section of the survey…

When it comes to multi-core, it takes a village

By Jessica Schieve Telecom and Network equipment providers are facing huge challenges to build and deploy products that can meet the growing performance and capacity demands while also delivering the service levels customers have come to expect.  In the rapidly evolving wireless and wireline broadband markets, multi-core technologies have become a tremendous force that is impacting the entire value chain…

The High Cost of Poor Quality – Brand, Market, Budget

By Paul Henderson I’m continuing my series on our embedded device industry software testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog posting).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you.In this section of the survey we asked participants…

How to Build a Nuclear Submarine

By Paul Parkinson Those of you who have read my earlier blogs ('Astute optronic mast case study', 'Astute Submarine') will be aware that I am fascinated by submarines. So, I was really pleased to see that the BBC have produced a documentary 'How to Build a Nuclear Submarine', which was broadcast on BBC2 in the UK on Sunday evening, and…

When is Scripting really Programming?

By Jakob Engblom I recently updated some analysis scripts in Simics to use the new OS awareness framework in Simics 4.4. While doing so, I completely updated the structure of the code, ending up with something looking suspiciously like a regular Python program. It had declarations, classes, variables, did not rely on global variables, and was fairly robust to changes…

Inadequate Management Visibility into Quality is Eroding Confidence

By Paul Henderson Here’s the next installment in my series on our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog postings).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you. In this section of the…

What else is new in Tilcon Graphics Suite version 5.8?

By Bill Graham Although adding OpenGL 3D support was an important part of the recent Tilcon 5.8 update, there's other things to talk about in the new release. It adds other new capabilities such as increased hardware, driver and target OS support, and image rotation capabilities.This is also the first release of the Tilcon Graphics Suite to include source code…

It is all about the interfaces!

By Michel Genard I was at the Freescale conference this week (FTF2010 in Orlando, FL) and the Wednesday’ key note speech from Hugh Herr was truly inspiring in a lot of dimensions. First, at human being level, Hugh after suffering severe amputations of his legs (a climbing accident), instead of resigning to his condition to be forever disabled, he decided…

Compressed Schedules Driving Shorter Testing & Defect Resolution Requirements

By Paul Henderson Today I'm continuing my series on our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog posting).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.comand I will send it to you.In part 2 of the survey we asked about schedule compression…

Bill-Of-Material

By Mark Hermeling Bill-of-material is something that is important in many devices and I have argued before that virtualization can help with this. Say you have a medical device like an MRI scanner, it is not uncommon that this device has three processors that collaborate. One processor, often in a separate box like an industrial PC, runs MS Windows and…