Archive For December, 2011

6 articles

Wind River Linux: The Thrills Just Keep Coming

By Paul Anderson When I joined Wind River over ten years ago, there were many in the company and in the embedded industry that saw open source software with extreme skepticism: too big, too slow, too risky, too expensive to maintain, and so forth. Over the years, the industry at large has figured out that open source software, particularly Linux, has…

Introducing Performance Studio

By Emeka Nwafor What is Performance Studio? Is it: 1. Some kind of hair product 2. A new "clinic" for MLB players 3. Full name: : Wind River Linux Performance Studio for Intel® Architecture; a new add-on product for Wind River Linux that helps you get the most performance out of your embedded Linux device software running on Intel hardware  If you correctly answered…

A Gathering of Automotive Minds from GENIVI

By Franz Walkembach Recently, Wind River hosted an industry meeting with the GENIVI System Infrastructure and the Automotive Expert group. These groups include a diverse range of executives representing the major automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs such as e.g. BMW, Volvo, Magneti Marelli, Harman, Continental, Collabora andor XSE. It was a great opportunity to round up automotive leaders to…

Adding Android to the Embedded Mix

By Dan Noal Wind River just hosted a webinar titled, “Adding Android to the Embedded Mix" and saw a great attendee turnout. There were a broad spectrum of companies represented, not just the traditional smartphone and tablet manufacturers.  This is a clear indication of the interest to use in Android for devices in all market segments.  In fact, one of the…

Hacking Insulin Pumps for Fun and Profit

By Ido Sarig Last month, I had the opportunity to take part in the Amphion Medical Forum in Minneapolis, where the theme was security challenges facing Medical devices. Amphion is a forum that brings together thought leaders from academia, business, government and technology, which was founded to provide a medium for these visionaries to define solutions to some of the…

Security Needed Everywhere!

By Alex Wilson It's been a busy couple of months at Wind River with conferences and seminars as we lead up to year end.  One key theme at the various events I have been to is that of the increased need for cyber-security, a theme that is becoming important in all areas of embedded computing. The subject first came up…