Archive For November, 2010

8 articles

BUT Can the Commercial Sector do Space?

By Mike Deliman With the recent demise of the ARES program, we are left without an institutional solution for accessing  space. Not just returning to the Moon, etc, but maintaining our presence in orbit (ISS) without relying on someone else's technology for transportation.  The cancellation of that program leaves a staggering hole in our plans for exploring space over the next…

Military Aerospace & Electronics Show UK

 By Paul Parkinson I am looking forward to attending the UK's Military, Aerospace & Electronics Show, which will take place on 30th November. This year's conference programme has a strong emphasis on open systems architectures, but there is also an increasing focus on Information Security. To complement these themes, there will be a live demonstration of the VxWorks MILS separation…

Cost of security

By Alex Wilson Having read Paul Parkinson's blog about  the UK National CyberSecurity Strategy, it was interesting to read this article on the US government moves towards cloud computing. I have always been surprised by the seemingly complacent attitude towards security, especially with our approach of downloading daily patches and security fixes to the variety of software installed on our…

Migrating to Multi-core using Embedded Virtualization

By Mark Hermeling So, let's assume that you are currently on a single-core board and you would like to explore the possibilities of delivering a next generation device using multi-core technologies. There are a lot of different ways to approach this. The most elaborate involve doing an architecture study into ways in which you could evolve your current device architecture.…

High Assurance Systems Development Using the MILS Architecture

By Paul Parkinson When I'm discussing VxWorks MILS with Wind River customers, I often find that in addition to wanting hear about the capabilities and features of the platform, they are also interested in the rationale for the MILS architecture and the implementation approach for the VxWorks MILS separation kernel. So, I've recently written a technical white paper "High Assurance…

Laws of Robotics

By Alex Wilson As a member of the UK Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a keen science fiction fan, it is always great fun when I see mention of advanced robotics applications in space! This month sees the article by Piers Bizony on "Robonaut flies in". This is a great article outlining the mission on the NASA Robonaut. Robonaut…

Wind River Network Acceleration Platform Wins Best Software Award

By Jessica Schieve Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 2010 ATCA Summit Best of Show Awards ceremony where Wind River was presented the Best Software award for its Wind River Network Acceleration Platform.   This is a major accomplishment for a industry solution that was launched less than a year ago. The panel of judges included industry editors as well as…

Embedded Virtualization in Gaming

By Mark Hermeling A few weeks ago I found myself in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. My reason for being there was a seminar that Wind River was organizing together with Intel and AVNET specifically focussed on companies that build gaming. The main topics were graphics, manageability and of course, virtualization. I am always eager to fold real-life…