Aerospace & Defense

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Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

By Stephen Olsen Whether building a new aircraft or designing new capabilities into industrial and medical control systems, choosing the right system software and hardware architectures is crucial for the success of the program. The aerospace and defense industry and the embedded community continue to shift towards adopting the latest hardware to solve challenging performance problems that address a variety…
The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

By Chip Downing I am truly excited that The Open Group FACE™ Consortium has just released the latest FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.0.   This is a milestone in creating open standards for next generation military avionics systems and includes incremental improvements to the existing standard, as well as an enhanced data architecture, graphics, and lifecycle management services.  With these enhancements…
Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

By Stephen Olsen VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition passed an important milestone with the addition of a new architecture to the list of fully supported platforms. Intel multi-core hardware has emerged over the last several years as a great choice for multiple programs that require increased computation power scaling across safe and secure applications in industries like aerospace and defense, industrial…
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…
Cybersecurity:  The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

Cybersecurity: The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso A few months ago, Equifax had a data breach that exposed to hackers the names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive personal information and resulted in a total of 145.5 million consumers impacted by this cyber security breach  after the forensic investigation concluded.  The resulting outcry from potentially affected businesses…
Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

By Chip Downing 2017 is yet one more banner year for the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform. We are proud to announce that Wind River has been recognized once again by Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Technology with a Gold award for VxWorks 653 -- a testament to the value and capabilities of this industry leading product. We also…
FACE™ Exhibition & Technical Interchange Meeting

FACE™ Exhibition & Technical Interchange Meeting

By Chip Downing The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) technical standard and business approach was proven yesterday at the FACE Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) sponsored by NAVAIR at Patuxent River.  Over 30 avionics systems suppliers exhibited their FACE platform solutions at the Solomons Conference Center.  This event is driving the future of the FACE standard, transitioning from building and testing…
The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

By Chip Downing 2017 is a banner year for The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium.   It is now crossing its seventh anniversary and has completed the technical and business documents that will drive new FACE procurements with enduring efficiencies for generations of military aircraft.  The FACE approach is now ready for building efficient, affordable, and competitive next…
Aviation Electronics Europe, ARINC653 & Multi-core Certification

Aviation Electronics Europe, ARINC653 & Multi-core Certification

By Paul Parkinson Last week, I attended the Aviation Electronics Europe 2017 conference, which was held in Munich for the third consecutive year. It’s a popular location due to its excellent transport links, Bavarian cuisine, and of course weissbier. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Staying Ahead of the Competition in a Growth Market’, and the keynote presentations covered…
Securing the E-Enabled Aircraft

Securing the E-Enabled Aircraft

By Alex Wilson Aviation Electronics Europe has just finished in Munich. The show continues to grow and this year was no exception, with some interesting keynotes from EASA and Airline for Europe, A4E. I noticed the UK standing out in Europe (no surprise there) for being having the highest Passenger Tax across all the European countries! I was presented a…