Archive For March, 2012

12 articles

What is the Real Impact of DO-178C and ED-12C?

By Joe Wlad DO-178C and ED-12C are now released.  What does this mean for Wind River and its customers? Now that RCTA DO-178 and its European equivalent, EUROCAE ED-12, have been updated after nearly twenty years, many are wondering, what is the impact to Wind River and our customers?  We’ve provided our customers with products and services based on DO-178B…

An M2M Step in the Right Direction

By Brian Vezza Today is an exciting day for companies looking to implement M2M-based devices and services, as well as for Wind River.  We have announced a collaboration with Digi International to deliver a new family of Digi-branded machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions that will enable us to significantly expand our M2M footprint.  Digi M2M Solution Builder kit will be based on…

Android Unleashed on Embedded – Will it Take Off or Just Be One of the Pack?

By Jessica Schieve This week, the embedded community descends on Silicon Valley to see and hear the latest developments in the industry.  The Embedded Systems Conference, now part of DESIGN West opens its doors to all things embedded.  The event features seven different technology summits including one specifically designed for Android developers to address the rise of embedded Android, and Wind River…

Avionics Europe 2012 Report

By Paul Parkinson I've just got back from the Avionics Europe 2012 conference and exhibition which was held in Munich. The theme of this year's conference was 'Common Sky: Operating in One Air Space' focussing on the growth in air traffic across Europe, the challenges arising for air traffic management and navigation, and the development of SESAR air traffic management…

Happy 30, 80186 (and 0b100000, 8051)

By Jakob Engblom  As mentioned in past blog posts on Simics, maintaining old software and developing new software for older hardware is a not-too-uncommon use case for Simics. Case in point: we recently added a couple of new target processors to the Simics model library that most people would probably consider "surprisingly old" hardware. For a long-time embedded programmer like myself,…

Avionics 2012 Conference

By Paul Parkinson It's been a long time since my previous blog, as unfortunately I've been engrossed in a number of projects! However, I have just got time to mention that I'm really looking forward to the Avionics Europe conference in Munich on 21-22 March. The conference programme is pretty packed, covering cockpit avionics and technologies for civil and military…

Improving Embedded Operating System Security Part 3: Secure Your Network Communication

By Bill Graham Many security issues with embedded systems stem from their connection via a network with access open to a large population (enterprise network) or even directly to the Internet.  Also, devices designed for small local private networks are increasingly connected to large corporate networks or the Internet directly. It’s safer to assume that all external connections to your…

Crystal Forest on Simics

By Jakob Engblom A few week ago, Intel announced the Crystal Forest platform, a new IA-based platform for networking and communications applications. The first Crystal Forest hardware is appearing now, but we have been working with Crystal Forest on Simics for more than a year already.  While we cannot yet talk about the details of the hardware (and in any case, that is…

Improving Embedded Operating System Security Part 2: Enable a More Secure Configuration

By Bill Graham  Despite the hype surrounding the state of embedded security, many of the runtime platforms that these systems are based on can be made more secure through proper configuration. Moreover, it’s important to keep the platform updated since the RTOS likely has many security vulnerabilities fixed that were present in older versions.  Default configurations for embedded operating systems…