Archive For July, 2010

5 articles

VxWorks in Education: University of São Paulo, Brazil – Part 1

By Bill Graham Wind River regularly contributes to education programs across the globe. One of these institutions is the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil. They are doing some amazing things with VxWorks and Wind River products play a big role in research and education in their engineering programs. In the next few posts I have transcribed an interview…

Security is getting more critical every day in embedded software

By Bill Graham A typical security discussion is usually about hackers getting into corporate IT systems or viruses on home desktops. Embedded systems have not always been the target for malicious attacks but times have changed. Embedded devices are more sophisticated and interconnected and in many cases connected to the Internet. This interconnection and Internet awareness has great benefits for…

Agile Testing for Embedded Devices

By Paul Henderson I am running a Web seminar on agile testing with James Grenning. James is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on the topic of software development. Founder of Renaissance Software Consulting, he provides training, coaching, and consulting to corporate and government clients worldwide. James is one of the original authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development…

Creating Success For Your Android Device (a.k.a lessons learned from the iPhone 4)

By Chris Buerger The avalanche of customer issues following the launch of Apple’s latest iPhone device illustrates a lesson that is not only eternally true for any consumer electronics device, but especially impactful for a highly subsidized mobile phone. The lesson is simple – test your device and software thoroughly or pay a high price. A high price in RMA…

Academic Simics

By Jakob Engblom Simics has a long history of university usage. Simics grew out of research at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SiCS, which is part of the root of the name of Simics), and some universities started using Simics even before version 1.0 was out! When I joined the company in 2002 (it was Virtutech at the time),…