Archive For June, 2012

6 articles

You Will be Simulated – A Bit Quicker

By Jakob Engblom We just released a new Simics feature, the QSP (Quick-Start Platform). This is a synthetic simulation-only Simics target machine that is included with the Simics base product. QSP provides every user with a useful Simics target that allows you to immediately start using Simics and reap the benefits of simulation for software development, without waiting for a…

The New FACE of Avionics

By Chip Downing Earlier this year, Wind River announced its support of the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) technical standard, which hopes to resolve two fundamental problems with military procurements. First, current aviation systems are typically developed for a unique set of requirements by a single vendor for a single aircraft, resulting in limited portability of software components, increased costs,…

Resistance is futile. You will be simulated!

By Michel Genard Within our blog series, we frequently refer to functional simulation as a requisite to do things that aren't possible in the real world when working on a physical board and a cross development system to develop embedded software. By using simulation, you’re transported to a novel dimension where, because of the control over time, you can become Neo from…

Open source in Medical Devices: Part of the Cure or Part of the Disease?

By Ido Sarig The Economist recently published a very interesting article on the merits of open source in medical device development, which raises some questions and sparks an important discussion.  In general, it is more common to see open source adoption in non-regulated industries. However, we are seeing it more and more in regulated industries primarily because it encourages rapid…

Simplifying the Security Approach

By AJ Shipley As a security professional in the business of helping Wind River customers protect their systems from malicious intent I am frequently asked how they should approach security.   Here are my thoughts on a tried and true approach to security. At a very high level, you can approach security from one of two possible paths; you can secure…

The GENIVI Universe

By Franz Walkembach The Star Wars saga was one of those rare movies series that managed to create a newstandard for an entire industry. It can leave you fascinated for the whole following week after you’ve seen it. You don’t even need an expensive video system to enjoy its rich and powerful action. While the automotive industry constantly hopes to wow…