Archive For October, 2015

8 articles
What’s your relationship with the IoT topology?

What’s your relationship with the IoT topology?

By Mychal McCabe What you think of when someone describes edge-to-cloud connectivity in the context of IoT depends on your relationship to the emerging IoT topology: from the edge of the network, southbound down to gateways, on into the device space, and beyond -- to the far edge of sensors, controllers, and other devices based on microcontrollers (MCUs). The promise…
TI Sitara, going beyond the core

TI Sitara, going beyond the core

By Mark Hermeling There are a lot of very exciting heterogeneous processors out in the market today that provide very useful and targeted functionality. They typically have one or more ‘application processing cores’ and one or more ‘offload cores’. The application processing cores are used to do the higher level control functionality and the offload cores deal with very specific…
MILCOM 2015

MILCOM 2015

By Chip Downing (@ChipDowning) I am truly looking forward to MILCOM 2015 this week in Tampa, Florida.   Wind River will have a significant presence there showcasing our Wind River Helix portfolio with a wide range of demonstration platforms supporting the foundations of tactical clouds and secure tactical communications. We will have our multi-level-secure (MLS) demonstration with our VxWorks MILS…
Applications Everywhere

Applications Everywhere

By Mychal McCabe (@mychalmccabe) Application development and application developers have enjoyed a golden age recently, with apps going mainstream thanks to the massive popularity of mobile devices running either iOS or Android and with clear cut winners in the IT domain who have made it easy to extend their platforms. But what about the IoT application development space? In 2014…
Xilinx Zynq UltraScale MPSoC

Xilinx Zynq UltraScale MPSoC

By Mark Hermeling Xilinx, Inc. recently announced first customer ship of their new Zynq®UltraScale+™ MPSoC, which combines Xilinx Programmable Logic with six (!) user-programmable processors in the form of  four ARM® Cortex™A53 cores and two ARM® Cortex™R5 cores. This does not count additional special-purpose processors within the design, or additional MicroBlaze processors that can be instantiated within the Programmable Logic. This is a…
RTI’s Cert Package Completes FACE™ Software Solution Stack

RTI’s Cert Package Completes FACE™ Software Solution Stack

By Chip Downing I am really excited about Real-Time Innovations (RTI) releasing its RTCA DO-178C Certification Data Package for its Connext® DDS Cert product. This is the “missing link” to providing a complete Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) software solutions stack where all of the components have readily available commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) safety certification evidence.  Two years ago our partners and…
Open-Source NFV Doesn’t Mean Cookie-Cutter NFV

Open-Source NFV Doesn’t Mean Cookie-Cutter NFV

By Charlie Ashton We recently published a couple of posts about the use of open-source technology in NFV, one asking “Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?” and the second explaining that “Yes, you can beat your NFV competitors to market while still leveraging open-source”. In these two posts, we discussed many of the benefits that developers…
The Vicarious Astronaut

The Vicarious Astronaut

By Barry Brown The Vicarious Astronaut:  When I was ten years old we were given an assignment to write about what we wanted to be when we grow up.  I was convinced I would be an astronaut.  My detailed report included several innovative rocket designs. My parents were not well off, but somehow Mom managed to scrape together enough to get a…