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VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

By Michel Chabroux While it may seem mundane today to talk about multi-core, it used to be a big deal. Back in the day, all CPUs came with a single core (Zylog Z80, Motorola 68K, PowerPC 8xx, 386, etc.).  The one thing that CPU manufacturers did to provide more horse power was increase the frequency.  Eventually, the laws of physics…
Testing Against Cyber-Attacks with Simulation Technology

Testing Against Cyber-Attacks with Simulation Technology

By Michel Genard Cyber-security is often a story of the “weak link.” The following two recent cyber-security events involving USBs brings to light the importance of testing the system against cyber-attacks to eliminate this type of risk. The US Secret Service identified that a supposed foreign agent was using a USB key to upload malware into the IT infrastructure of…
Wind River Expands Global Presence with Costa Rica Operations

Wind River Expands Global Presence with Costa Rica Operations

Wind River is pleased to announce it has expanded its global presence with operations and an established site in Costa Rica. The company’s new San José office has a team working in customer support, engineering, finance, and tech support. “Wind River’s decision to open an office in Costa Rica was based on its great economic climate and nascent technology sector;…
Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform Wins 2019 American Business Bronze Stevie Award

Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform Wins 2019 American Business Bronze Stevie Award

We're pleased to announce that Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Software Development Solution category in the annual American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. The recently launched, Helix Platform combines the company’s industry-leading VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and embedded Linux distribution into an edge compute software…
Wind River Reflections from NXP Technology Day

Wind River Reflections from NXP Technology Day

By Tony Crupi Last week I traveled to the NXP Technology Day in Minneapolis, MN.  There were many interesting and timely topics on the agenda, so not surprisingly it was a full house! It was great to catch up with my colleagues at NXP, our joint customers, and other Wind River partners. Over the last three decades, Wind River and…
Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

By Andreea Volosincu Future airspace will be filled with drones, commercial aircraft, helicopters, and more. Several prototypes are currently targeting urban air mobility solutions such as air taxis, or revolutionary aircraft models, such as next-generation commercial supersonic aircraft. Add to this autonomous swarm technologies, such as manned-unmanned teaming, and systems for future vertical lift and it’s clear that the technology…
How Does Your Software Security Measure Up?

How Does Your Software Security Measure Up?

By Rick Anderson and Arlen Baker In recent months, Wind River has offered a free software security assessment on our website.The survey is open to anyone and asks ten very brief yes/no security questions about your software system.  Each question focuses on a different aspect of security as spelled out by the Wind River Helix Security Framework.  This framework is built on…
RTOS Application Development Redefined: Desktop-like Ease-of-Use in Embedded with LLVM and Boost

RTOS Application Development Redefined: Desktop-like Ease-of-Use in Embedded with LLVM and Boost

By Michel Genard Nearly four decades ago VxWorks revolutionized the RTOS market by enabling a hardware board to connect to a Unix workstation dramatically changing the edit/compile/debug paradigm. This revolution was so disruptive that within ten years many established competitors went out of business or were acquired as a way to be salvaged. With VxWorks, Wind River continues to disrupt…
The Best of All Worlds: Introducing Wind River’s New Edge Compute Software Platform

The Best of All Worlds: Introducing Wind River’s New Edge Compute Software Platform

By Michel Genard After nearly 40 years in the business, with customers writing 100’s of millions of lines of application code running on billions of devices on earth and in space, the embedded industry’s leading software provider continues to deliver differentiated and disruptive offerings. Today at Embedded World we’ve introduced the newest cutting-edge addition to our comprehensive edge compute software…
Insights from Cloud Expo NYC

Insights from Cloud Expo NYC

By Tony Crupi I recently had the pleasure to attend and present at the Cloud Computing Expo in New York City. The event was co-located with the DevOps and IoT events, and many of the attendees had an IT (Information Technology) background, whereas my background resides in the OT (Operational Technology) realm.  Despite the differences between IT and OT, many of…