Archive For October, 2010

11 articles

The Giggle Effect

By Jakob Engblom Last week, I went to Tel Aviv to present at the CDNLive event taking place there. CDNLive is Cadence's user meetings, and while still being mostly about hardware design and classic EDA, they added a small track about embedded software where I was presenting. The trip was quite a climate shock, going from Sweden where the puddles…

Cambridge, Cows and CELF

By Paul Anderson I'm currently in Cambridge, UK and having a great time at the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) Embedded Linux Conference. I enjoyed a great ride on the London Underground and then the train to Cambridge. It's always fun to watch the folks come and go at the various stops and countryside scroll by. It's fun to observe…

IMA on Simics: An Interview with Tennessee Carmel-Veilleux

By Jakob Engblom After Summer, I have been in contact with Tennessee Carmel-Veilleux at the École de technologie supérieure in Quebec, who has been doing some really cool work with Simics.  Tennessee has learnt Simics very quickly, and has been very clever in how to apply Simics to the research problems he has encountered. In this interview, he tells us…

Embedded Virtualization and Multi-Core

By Mark Hermeling VDC has released a recent report showing that multi-core is making fast inroads in embedded systems and we are seeing that at Wind River as well. There are exciting new possibilities with these chips, we have never had this much processing power in such small packages. Take for example Freescale's new P4080 chip, 8 cores, 2 memory…

National Cybersecurity Strategy

By Paul Parkinson On Monday, the UK government published its new national security strategy (PDF). This outlines the current and emerging security threats to the UK national interests, ranked by priority based on likelihood and impact. What caught my attention was the fact that theTier 1 (highest priority) threats include:   'Hostile attacks on UK cyber space by other states…

Groundhog Day

By Paul Anderson You know the movie…Bill Murray plays a weatherman covering Groundhog Day, and finds himself stuck in a time loop. He is forced to relive the same day over and over until he eventually finds redemption and is able to move on with his life. I sometimes find that many in the embedded open source software world are…

The Virtual Basil Fawlty

By Jakob Engblom In the 1970's BBC comedy show Fawlty Towers, John Cleese manages to turn harmless everyday situations into total disasters, with very little effort. It is a marvellous example of how to inject faults into what could have been a smoothly operating hotel, and demonstrating just how things fall apart as the unexpected happens. Injecting faults isn't always…

It’s a Beautiful Day

By Emeka Nwafor I have been totally absorbed by the media coverage of the incredible rescue of the thirty-three Chilean miners that were trapped about a kilometer below the earth's surface for months. The images of jubilation as "Super Mario" and the other miners exited the pod will be imprinted in our minds forever. A real Feel Good Story. Many…

Why are face-to-face meetings critical to build a partner ecosystem?

By Marissa Krupa Let’s face it, in today’s business world, companies can no longer be individual islands unto themselves carving away in a sea of markets. In order to survive, and thrive, in the current global economy, companies must join forces with other vendors to add value to customers throughout the supply chain. But, how does a company go about…

Is your embedded device ready for IPv6?

By Bill Graham Although we knew this was coming, the U.S. (and really, everyone else) is running out of IPv4 addresses. According to Information Week, 94.5 percent of the public IPv4 addresses that have been allocated to the U.S. are already used, the remaining addresses are expected to run out within a year. Moreover, the U.S. has been assigned 90…