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Don’t Miss New Multi-Touch Platform Created By Wind River/Presagis/CoreAVI

Don’t Miss New Multi-Touch Platform Created By Wind River/Presagis/CoreAVI

By Chip Downing  I know that there will be lots of product awards passed out next week at Embedded World 2017, but one of the hottest solutions at the event will be the new multi-touch platform created by Presagis, CoreAVI, and Wind River. This multi-touch demonstration is a control and visualization environment for a control station and shows what the…
Great Moments for Space and Wind River in 2016

Great Moments for Space and Wind River in 2016

By Linda Pirrotta 2016 was a tremendous year for space exploration and discovery. Let's take a look at two espeically significant NASA missions. DAWN The Dawn mission was an extraordinary achievement for NASA-JPL, capping decades of exploration that expanded our knowledge and technological expertise in deep space by orbiting and exploring both the protoplanet Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. On June…
Software Containment in VxWorks:  VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

Software Containment in VxWorks: VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

By Ka Kay Achacoso The challenge in hardware consolidation for real-time embedded systems is ensuring that sub-systems don’t interfere with each other.   To take advantage of the space and hardware cost reduction that comes with hardware consolidation, some systems use virtualization technology to separate sub-systems from each other.  With Virtualization, a hypervisor is run either on the hardware (Type 1…
Wind River at MILCOM 2016

Wind River at MILCOM 2016

By Chip Downing This week the Wind River A&D team will be at MILCOM 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, MD.  Wind River will be in booth #6006 and will showcase our latest technologies for building the foundations of next generation military communications using tactical clouds and secure tactical communications. We will be demonstrating our two flagship…
Multicore Certification at SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

Multicore Certification at SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

By Alex Wilson As I mentioned in my last blog, this year’s SAE ASTC had the theme “Innovation in Propulsion Technologies and Intelligent Aircraft Systems” and took place in Hartford, Connecticut, and was hosted by United Technologies, with further sponsorship from Boeing and TTTech. For Wind River, the main discussion of interest was around certification of multicore devices, and for…
SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

By Alex Wilson This year’s SAE ASTC had the theme “Innovation in Propulsion Technologies and Intelligent Aircraft Systems” and took place in Hartford, Connecticut, and was hosted by United Technologies, with further sponsorship from Boeing and TTTech. Being in the homeland of United Technologies meant we had great participation and vision from the United Technologies leadership teams, this came out…
High Performance Signal and Image Processing on VxWorks

High Performance Signal and Image Processing on VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso The VxWorks platform includes the Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP).  This set of libraries is used for signal processing, image processing, video processing, cryptography, and other computations involving large vectors and matrices.  Intel IPP enables VxWorks applications to include text and object detection in aerial photos, machine vision in automated manufacturing, audio signal processing in aircrafts, high-speed…
Anniversaries and Coincidences

Anniversaries and Coincidences

By Alex Wilson This year was one for some decade anniversaries, always big occasions, the first being 30 years since my graduation from Imperial College. I have many fond memories of life at Imperial, including my first computing experience in FORTRAN 77 on the college mainframe, and meeting my future Brother-in-Law! This year we all met up to celebrate this…
IoT is Growing Up

IoT is Growing Up

By Tim Skutt I spent a couple days this week at AUVSI XPONENTIAL – “the industry's largest congregation of unmanned systems professionals”.  I’ve attended this event for the past five years and this year was a definite turning point for the industry, and I think it’s a commentary on where IoT is in general. A former colleague I ran into…
Aviation Electronics Europe 2016

Aviation Electronics Europe 2016

By Paul Parkinson Recently, I attended the Aviation Electronics Europe 2016 conference, which was held in Munich again after the successful conference in 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘International Avionics Challenges – Integrating the Single Sky’, and there were a number of presentations about the advances in aeronautical communications, navigation and surveillance systems (CNS) to enable air…