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VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

By Stephen Olsen The growing demand for highly complex aircraft systems is placing increased pressure on suppliers to deliver aircraft with far greater capabilities while complying with a growing demand for safety certification, as most advanced cockpits require software that is considered safety-critical. One way to address this complexity is to use more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software technologies that come with…
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…
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…
Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

By Chip Downing For almost two decades, Wind River has supplied commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence to hundreds of programs, accelerating our customers’ path to achieving FAA RTCA DO-178B / DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12B / ED-12C, MIL STD, and driving a variety of industrial designs using IEC 61508 as a baseline certification standard. I’m excited to announce that one of these safety…
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…