Archive For November, 2011

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SPS/IPC/Drives, Security and Safety

By Alexander Damisch The annual SPS/IPC/Drives event was held in Nuremberg last week, this event brings together the global leaders in automation space, including Bachmann, KW Software, ABB, Siemens, Rockwell, Yaskawa and Schneider Electric to name a few! Some key themes emanating at the event included: innovation, energy efficiency, machine-to-machine, security and safety. Wind River made several exciting announcements at this year’s…

Do-It-Yourself M2M Challenges

By Brian Vezza Following up on my last blog post, I’d like to explore the concept of do-it-yourself (DIY) M2M.  For companies just starting M2M projects, a DIY approach can look attractive.  This holds true for both companies building devices with M2M functionality and for those deploying devices and M2M services. But here’s the challenge, to borrow a quote, “you…

Secure Mobility Message Resonates at MILCOM 2011

By Chip Downing MILCOM 2011 last week in Baltimore, MD was not only educational, but it was a watershed event.   Last year, it was a “coming out” party for custom Android devices; this year however, was the year where many companies are now using COTS hardware and software to their fullest extent, along the entire supply chain, from core to…

Simics for Networked Systems: An Interview with RTI

By Jakob Engblom Networked systems is one of the primary application areas for Simics. Simics can run many machines inside a single Simics simulation, and apply all Simics features to the system, not just to a single machine inside the system. This is something that Dan Poirot from Real-Time Innovations, RTI, has made quite extensive use of recently. It is a…

Improving Embedded Device Security: Adopt Comprehensive Lifecycle Support

By Bill Graham Security is constantly evolving as threats change over time. As a device becomes popular (Stuxnet targeted the market-leading PLC) or exists in the market longer, it becomes more susceptible to attack. Many devices in the past were not designed to be field programmable or accept updates without significant modifications. Those days are gone. Devices today must be…

Cloud to Service Endpoints – The Missing Link

By Paul Anderson I remember as a kid I was fascinated with phones. The idea that you could pick up the phone, dial it, and talk to someone on the other end was pretty neat. And… at the time, a phone was an elegantly designed electro-mechanical work of art, and it was fun to take them apart to try and…

Linux in Medical Devices

By Ken Herold Linux is the operating system of choice for a wide range of medical devices, from vital sign monitors to hospital bedside “infotainment” systems to complex imaging and scanning equipment. Yet not all Linux is alike. Because patients’ lives may be in the balance, software used in medical devices must meet stringent regulatory guidelines to assure that it…

Leveraging Virtual Platforms to Improve the Intel Product Lifecycle Process

By Eddie Glenn An Interview with Atul Kwatra, Principal Engineer at Intel My colleague Jakob Engblom and I had the opportunity to meet with Atul Kwatra, Principal Engineer at Intel recently.  Atul is responsible for driving virtual platform strategy and technical direction for the Intelligent Systems Group (ISG) at Intel.  ISG focuses on products for the embedded, networking, and communications…

Another Great Design Win for VxWorks MILS!

By Alex Wilson Having been at Wind River for 15 years, it is always a pleasure to see products coming to market that are based on our technology, and at MILCOM 2011 we are proud to be announcing the use of Wind River’s VxWorks MILS Platform in Rockwell Collins' SecureOne Processor and SecureOne Guard, components of a family of high assurance…

Improving Embedded Device Security: Securing the Applications

By Bill Graham Modern embedded devices are much more than small-scale dedicated systems with a single mode of operation. In fact, embedded systems can host several different functions and typically are evolved and expanded over time. The rise of multi-application embedded devices, partitioned and multi-OS systems implies an increase in the number of applications and updates, changes and installation of…