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Opportunity: A Story for the Science Books and a Legacy of Success

Opportunity: A Story for the Science Books and a Legacy of Success

By Andreea Volusincu See how far they’ve made it, what they discovered and what’s coming next. This blog post kicks off a space and astronomy series that follows Wind River missions and technologies that are shaping the views of modern science today. This month follow the remarkable mission given to Opportunity, the last one of the rover twins. The Roving…
OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

By Tim Skutt Following on the recent success of the InSight probe’s Mars landing, VxWorks  is once again enabling an interplanetary first – an asteroid sample return mission.  On December 3, 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. After surveying the asteroid for approximately 18-months, the spacecraft will perform one of the best prepared tags in history. Lockheed…
Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

By Andreea Volosincu Wind River is proud to announce that today NASA's InSight Mars Lander, with the help of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), reached a historical milestone in its journey to Mars; InSight made its 12,300mph descent to the red planet with a successful landing. With the Insight lander’s avionics system based on VxWorks, this NASA mission brings the…
Wind River Simics Recognized with Top Innovation Award

Wind River Simics Recognized with Top Innovation Award

By Andreea Volosincu Wind River has been selected for the third time in a row as a platinum honoree by Military & Aerospace Electronics Magazine. This year, the technology innovation award goes to Wind River Simics, a full system simulator that solves significant DevOps challenges in today’s manufacturing processes. Wind River won this distinction in previous years as well, with…
Diving Deeper into Multi-core Certification Activities

Diving Deeper into Multi-core Certification Activities

By Paul Parkinson In the recent Wind River and Rockwell Collins joint webinar “Plan with Confidence: Route to a Successful DO-178C Multi-Core Certification”, we discussed a number of topics related to the planning, design, testing and analysis for RTCA DO-178C / EUROCAE ED-12C DAL A safety certification of avionics software systems running on multiple cores on multi-core processors. If you…
Reliable, Safe and Secure? Ada and VxWorks Can Help!

Reliable, Safe and Secure? Ada and VxWorks Can Help!

By guest contributor Ben Brosgol, Senior Technical Staff, AdaCore Writing reliable, safe and secure software is tough. Doing it for for hard real-time systems with demanding certification requirements -- such as DO-178B or DO-178C for avionics -- is tougher and indeed is one of the most daunting challenges that a developer has to face. Meeting this challenge calls for experience-hardened…
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…
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…
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…