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Finding a Kernel 1-2-3 Bug by Running Wind River Simics on Simics!

Finding a Kernel 1-2-3 Bug by Running Wind River Simics on Simics!

By Jakob Engblom I must admit that I love bugs and strange and unexpected software behaviors. They provide comic relief and drama in the supposedly dry world of software development. Some bugs are trivial and embarrassing to talk about once they’ve been resolved.  Some bugs turn out to be as elusive as the mythical yeti, and are never found.  Some…

Helping University Minds Harness IoT

By Neil McLellan Through the Wind River University Program earlier this year, I had the opportunity to mentor a group of engineering students at San Diego State University.  Wind River sponsored their senior project - which was to address a relatively simple challenge  – create a sound capture device, render a sound file, and save it somewhere. This seemingly straightforward exercise…
At Wind River, Simics Beats the Real Thing!

At Wind River, Simics Beats the Real Thing!

By Eva Skoglund Do you know any software engineers? Do you know any of the kind that lives and thrives in the land where software meets hardware….. you know, the land where bugs are creepy, slopes are slippery, and the code you build is actually rocket science? Those are the kind of software engineers we have at Wind River. And…
Virtual Is Now The Reality

Virtual Is Now The Reality

By Eva Skoglund A developer friend at Wind River asked me the other day: “Let’s say I have a virtual platform of a small developer board (like the Minnow Board). When should I run the simulation in a VM or a Linux container? And when should I run it as a virtual platform in a cloud based lab?” After a…
To the Cloud and Back Again – Different Simulation Environments for Different Users

To the Cloud and Back Again – Different Simulation Environments for Different Users

By Graham Morphew I’m not a very mechanically inclined person, even in the abstract.  In fact, in university, the grade that I received for my 2nd year mechanics course was a visible blemish on an otherwise, pretty darn good academic record.   Take my car for instance; I can do a few basic things to maintain it.  I can replenish fluids,…

Pushing Lab Cloud Buttons Remotely – The API (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom One nice thing about services hosted in the Cloud is that they can offer API access to functionality from pretty much anywhere and anything. Wind River Helix Lab Cloud is no exception – as we have discussed previously the API is a great way to automate testing and setup in Lab Cloud. To provide a bit more…
Effective Communication of Hardware Designs to Software Designers using the Cloud (with Video)

Effective Communication of Hardware Designs to Software Designers using the Cloud (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom Cloud-based services are great for communication – sending a URL to someone is so much easier than almost all alternative means of getting information in front of colleagues and friends. When we are talking about hardware designs and getting them to software designers, the method most commonly used are still prototype boards. Virtual platforms are also used,…
Develop and Test Online in Lab Cloud

Develop and Test Online in Lab Cloud

By Jakob Engblom Last week, we released the fully-featured Wind River Helix Lab Cloud service. This follows up on the preview of the Lab Cloud that we released in the Summer, fleshing out the feature set and providing more ways to use the Lab Cloud. This blog post will go through what Lab Cloud is in a bit more detail, and…
Wind River Helix Lab Cloud is Open: Come and Enjoy!

Wind River Helix Lab Cloud is Open: Come and Enjoy!

By Michel Genard Two months ago, I wrote about a new offering, Wind River Helix Lab Cloud, which we introduced as a preview to offer a cloud-based solution that enables makers to access hardware targets in a very different way than the traditional method of sourcing physical boards. I want to take this opportunity to share with you what I…
Collaborating in the Helix Lab Cloud to Fix a Software Problem – How to do Remote Help Right

Collaborating in the Helix Lab Cloud to Fix a Software Problem – How to do Remote Help Right

By Jakob Engblom As you might know, we recently announced and launched the preview version of the Helix Lab Cloud. With Helix Lab Cloud, you access (simulated) computers in the cloud, and among other unique abilities, you can share a session with other people. Thanks to the underlying Simics technology, sharing a session covers both the current state of the…