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Extracting IIoT Value at the Edge

Extracting IIoT Value at the Edge

Guest blog by Greenwave's Artur Menzeleev Internet of Things (IoT) edge analytics is experiencing a dramatic upsurge in interest. The impact of moving analytics to the edge is showing its potential in industrial automation, industrial asset optimization, and industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments. As both hardware processing and software analytics get more powerful at the edge, the industry has begun shifting the traditional…
AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

By Kevin Konkos What do I want to eat yesterday?  Seems like a strange question.  Yet IoT systems are architected to often ask very similar questions by aggregating a massive amount of data in a central repository where every so often a data scientist can evaluate and perhaps realize some insights that would have been best realized and responded to…
Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

By Charlie Ashton When you ask executives in the manufacturing or industrial control sectors about “Industry 4.0”, their responses typically fall into one of two categories. Those that haven’t yet spent much time exploring the concept are likely to dismiss the term as Marketing hype, or a gross over-simplification like “Web 2.0”. But companies who have investigated the principles behind…
Time-Sensitive Networking:  Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

Time-Sensitive Networking: Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

By Ka Kay Achacoso Today’s industrial manufacturing cell can include several robot arms, some cameras, position sensors, and some controllers connected together in a network.  The cameras and sensors send data to the controllers.  The controllers send commands to the robot arms.  What happens when a command from the controller arrives at the robot arm a tenth of a second…
No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

By Charlie Ashton As long as you select the right software platform, virtualization will bring a wide range of benefits to your industrial control application without compromising on the level of security delivered by traditional physical infrastructure. Moreover, virtualization will enhance your system-level security by enabling dynamic updates in response to emerging threats. In industries such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare…
Wind River Helps Waterous Lead Digital Transformation of Fire Trucks

Wind River Helps Waterous Lead Digital Transformation of Fire Trucks

By Keith Shea Waterous, the leading manufacturer of water pumps for fire trucks, enlisted Wind River and Intel to help develop Tellurus, the first digital touch-screen control panel for its advanced water and foam pumps. Tellurus™, is revolutionizing the fire service industry by radically simplifying and speeding the setup time for firefighters, helping eliminate delays in their efforts to save…
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…
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…
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…
Demonstration of Precision Time Protocol in VxWorks

Demonstration of Precision Time Protocol in VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso   An industrial system can consist of hundreds of sensors, motors, and controllers. When the physical infrastructure connecting them together is an Ethernet network, it takes special handling to make sure that sensor data and control commands reach their destinations in the network within a hard time limit, often within one or two microseconds. Failure for…