Archive For January, 2012

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Network Performance Front & Center Everywhere: How Will the Networking Industry Respond?

By Jessica Schieve The need for network performance rang loud and clear at CES 2012.  The way things are shaping up, the networking industry is in for an exciting 2012. Every year, in early January, the consumer electronics industry stages one of the biggest shows in the world, International CES held in Las Vegas. Given the largely consumer feel of…

Detecting security problems – using static analysis to catch them early and less expensively

By Bill Graham In my previous post I discussed the potential benefits in quality and costs that static analysis brings to software development. In addition to common coding errors, many of the bugs found by static analysis are potential security defects as well.  Buffer overflow, OS command injection, unrestricted string format and integer overflows are among the top 25 most dangerous security coding defects…

Using Static Analysis to Improve Product Quality, Earlier and Cheaper

By Bill Graham Fixing bugs is expensive. Fixing bugs is more expensive the later you leave them, in fact, its been shown to cost a magnitude higher with each major phase of development. The famous defect cost chart from Capers Jones shows the cost of a bug going from $25 at the coding phase to $16,000 in development.  Not only that,…

Making a Faulty Serial Port

By Jakob Engblom  As noted before, one common use case for Simics is doing fault injection.  Fault injection is typically added to an existing system without changing it, since the goal is to maintain a fundamentally fast simulator when not injecting faults.  There are a range of mechanisms available in Simics to implement fault injection. This blog post will take a…

Android Security – making sense of all the choices

By Chris Buerger Last week’s public release of the Security Enhanced (SE) Android project and associated source code is hailed by many as an important foundational step to add a new set of options to create secure Android devices. While the recent release of the code base by the National Security Agency (NSA) is familiar territory for Android experts such as Wind…

VxWorks Cert Now Supports ARM!

By Alex Wilson Aerospace and defense has relied on rugged embedded vehicle mounted computers for many years, but as devices become more mobile, and with increased demand to reduce SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power), ARM-based computers become an interesting alternative.  Added to that is the wealth of functionality available in ARM devices that make it a good choice, not only to…

VxWorks Cert: Supporting Low Power Devices in Safety Critical Systems

By Bill Graham Embedded microprocessors are steadily progressing towards more performance while maintaining or decreasing power requirements (more succinctly, the performance per watt is getting better and better). High performance processors that decrease system power requirements are desired in safety critical systems just as they are in the general embedded marketplace. Our recent release of VxWorks Cert Platform adds support…

Wind River Discusses Security and Safety Offerings with ICC Media

By Amanda Lowe At IPC/SPS/Drives in November, Alexander Damisch, Wind River's Director, Industrial Solutions, sat down for an interview with ICC Media to discuss our recent collaborations with Wurldtech and ISaGRAF.  Click on the video link below to learn more about the latest offerings.    Continue reading >>