Archive For April, 2015

6 articles
Why DevOps is relevant when there is no Ops….Or what is Ops for embedded systems?

Why DevOps is relevant when there is no Ops….Or what is Ops for embedded systems?

By Eva Skoglund “What does DevOps mean for embedded systems and should I care?”  Well, you should – at least if you’re working according to any sort of agile principle. The merge of Development and Operations, DevOps, is hot in the IT world; still so hot that there is no universally accepted definition. However when you bring up the topic…
X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling Success!

By Linda Pirrotta This week the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aircraft achieved a successful demonstration of the fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR).  This is the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.  AAR could help extend the operating range and flight duration of future carrier-based unmanned systems. Watch the video of the refueling here.     This is…
The “Simics Agent” – Automating Tasks in the Target from the Outside (with Video)

The “Simics Agent” – Automating Tasks in the Target from the Outside (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom Automating tasks on a target system is an important aspect of virtual platform usage. There are many ways to do automation with Simics, and more are being added. Quite recently, we added a new feature, the Simics Agent, to help users automate tasks and upload software and tests to their target systems, as shown in a demo…
Deciding if Open Source is Good for Your Business

Deciding if Open Source is Good for Your Business

By Andreea Volosincu Switching to Open Source - it’s what economists identify as a dynamic choice. Unlike  its old-fashioned sisters, the static choices, dynamic choices made today can affect the opportunities you have tomorrow and pave the way for additional choices. In other words, today’s choice needs to be informed by the value of tomorrow opportunities or lack thereof. Choosing…
Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

By Mark Hermeling Embedded virtualization is one of the hot topics in industrial automation and control systems. It involves taking a hardware board, running a virtualization layer on top of it and then consolidating multiple operating systems on top of that. It provides a lot of benefits around reduced complexity in the field, reduced footprint, reduced cost and flexibility in…