Archive For April, 2016

6 articles
Security Vulnerabilities with Fingerprinting: Linux Considerations

Security Vulnerabilities with Fingerprinting: Linux Considerations

By  Tim Radzykewycz Various tools, such as nmap, can be used to help determine what operating system a particular computer is running, based on the network responses it generates to crafted network probes. This is called “fingerprinting.” Fingerprinting is a security concern.  It doesn't make it possible to exploit anything that isn't already exploitable.  However, it significantly trims the search…
Swimming in a Sea of Simulators

Swimming in a Sea of Simulators

By guest author Jakob Engblom, Product Management Engineer, Intel It is fun to be back on the Wind River blog, even if it is “just” as a guest blogger. I have written a lot about Wind River Simics and simulation here over the years, and it is fun to keep doing that, even though I have moved from Wind River…
Wind River Awarded ‘Best Places to Work’ Designation

Wind River Awarded ‘Best Places to Work’ Designation

Internet of Things Software Provider Recognized Once Again as Top Bay Area Employer Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things, was named among the 'Best Places to Work 2016’ by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Wind River was recognized for the second consecutive year based on employee satisfaction across…
Wind River Technology Powers Airbus Helicopters’ Integrated Modular Avionics System

Wind River Technology Powers Airbus Helicopters’ Integrated Modular Avionics System

HIGHLIGHTS VxWorks 653 Platform serves as a key technology in the Airbus Integrated Modular Avionics helicopter implementation. Developed with the Wind River COTS platform, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics system provides unprecedented levels of performance and safety. VxWorks 653 Platform is used in over 350 programs by more than 200 customers on over 75 aircraft and supported by 24 partners.  Wind…
Efficient Use of Simics for Testing

Efficient Use of Simics for Testing

By guest author Jérôme Lambourg, Senior Software Engineer, AdaCore As seen in our previous blog article, AdaCore relies heavily on virtualisation to perform the testing of its GNAT Pro products for VxWorks. This involves roughly 350,000 tests that are run each day, including the 60,000 tests that are run on Wind River Simics. A typical test involves the following steps: Compilation of…

Scalable Graphics for VxWorks

By Mark Hermeling Graphics are important for embedded systems. The graphics capabilities have been growing over the years and the end-customer is expecting more and more content and interaction with embedded systems. Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system provides all the scalability needed to match this increasing demand. In its simplest form, VxWorks provides framebuffer support; users can write directly to the…