Archive For 2017

88 articles
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton Wind River has long been working with major service providers on innovative NFV projects. The Wind River Titanium Cloud portfolio provides virtualization platforms that meet the intensive performance, reliability and security requirements of the world’s most demanding communications networks. One of our more recent projects included a proof-of-concept with Chunghwa Telecom Lab, the development center of Taiwan’s…
VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) is a small deterministic operating system known for its security, reliability, and robustness.  Linux, an open-source operating system, can host a rich set of server technologies.  By running VxWorks and Linux side by side on the same system, a device can use VxWorks to manage mission-critical functions, and use Linux to…
“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

By Charlie Ashton Half listening to a phone call over a lousy cellphone connection, while munching on a snack and trying to finish an overdue presentation, it sounded like a trip that was too good to miss. Something about “Euphrates in December” seemed like the ideal business trip even if it promised a few visa challenges. But then I started…
China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

By Charlie Ashton China Mobile Zhejiang Company recently conducted a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with Wind River. Wind River Titanium Cloud was selected as the NFVI / VIM platform in the China Mobile Zhejiang Company NovoNet project, and Phase I testing was successfully completed with other VNF vendors and hardware manufacturers. China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world, created…
VxWorks Secure Boot

VxWorks Secure Boot

By Ka Kay Achacoso The massive internet outage last year in the United States blocked millions of users from access to the most popular sites on the internet. Suddenly, we learned that common consumer devices like cameras, printers, and DVRs participated in attacking the DNS infrastructure with denial of service attacks.  This internet outage was repeated later in Europe and…
Wind River Helps Omron Solve Their Industrial IoT Challenges

Wind River Helps Omron Solve Their Industrial IoT Challenges

By Alex Wilson Shaping the Factory of the Future When we look at digital business transformation, there are many aspects to be considered on how we might improve our company performance or expand into new or adjacent markets. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0, is driving digital transformation by optimizing our industrial control systems though use of…
Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

By Brian Kuhl Debugging semaphore interactions can be a tricky problem. When there is a deadlock or weird delay because of excessive priority inheritance, it is never just one mutex semaphore, but often the unintended interaction of several semaphores in multiple tasks. Some of the semaphores are part of the VxWorks I/O services, and some are in your application. Your…
Automated requirements based testing from QA Systems Cantata with Wind River Workbench

Automated requirements based testing from QA Systems Cantata with Wind River Workbench

By Jasmine Williams, Marketing Manager at QA Systems Ltd Poorly defined and implemented requirements can lead to expensive project rework. Requirements based testing helps to ensure that code does what was intended and its purpose has been defined to a suitable level of detail. This avoids expensive mistakes and aids customer acceptance. Safety critical software projects use unit and integration…
Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

By Jeff Gowan The “Digital Transformation” which is happening in the industrial world is largely driven by moving industrial control to “software defined” functions, and there are many benefits to making this move. Some of the benefits include: Opportunities to improve operations through process optimization and improvements of quality and yield Cost reductions from the ability to utilize standard products…
When supplier product lifecycles fight back

When supplier product lifecycles fight back

By Kevin Konkos As a young systems engineer I was often mentored by my Chief Systems Engineer to define requirements beyond product features and consider the “ilities”.  These “ilities,” such as reliability, maintainability, and supportability define the success of the product over the entire product lifecycle.  As a mid-twenties systems engineer it was hard for me to imagine the issues…