Aerospace & Defense

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Why Virtualization Holds the Key to Application Portability

By Andreea Volosincu This week, at the Paris Air Show, new information was released on the cooperation between France and Germany for the next phase of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). At previous announcements on the concepts, the program does not cover just a single aircraft, instead, it is a System-of-Systems that combines future fighter aircraft with unmanned systems (or…
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…
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

By Michel Genard Frost & Sullivan annually presents the Technology Leadership Award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value. Wind River is proud to be recognized this year in the avionics software platform category for VxWorks® 653, which has more than 350 customers across more than 600 programs, involving more than…
Better Together – A Community for Safety Certification on Multi-Core Processors

Better Together – A Community for Safety Certification on Multi-Core Processors

By Tim Skutt Last week, I participated in one of a series of collaborative workshops on Multi-Core Processor (MCP) Certification at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosted by the US Army. Wait, was that a typo? No.  The US Army Combat Capability Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center was indeed the host for a workshop at a US Air Force…
Wind River Showcases FACE™ Demonstration for Multi-core Safety-Critical Applications

Wind River Showcases FACE™ Demonstration for Multi-core Safety-Critical Applications

By Tom Mullen Wind River’s commitment to meeting the affordability, innovation, and safety-critical needs of the avionics community was on display this week at the Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting in St. Pete Beach, FL.  Wind River and Bell collaborated to demonstrate the benefits of combining the separation principles of an ARINC 653 Integrated…
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…
The First Image of a Black Hole

The First Image of a Black Hole

By Andreea Volosincu This week, the world had a first view of the ground-breaking discoveries brought forth by Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) – an international scientific collaboration aiming to create a virtual Earth-sized telescope. The images of the event horizon of a black hole were constructed from data gathered by observatories all over the globe. Since 2017, telescopes from Antarctica,…
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…
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…