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Primary Virtualization Use Case

By Mark Hermeling This topic invariably comes up when talking to customers, unfortunately, there is not just one, but several primary use cases. There are multiple ways to look into the various use cases. The one I like best is to look at generic drivers. An alternative is to look at actual usages in the various industries. Continue Reading >>

Inadequate Management Visibility into Quality is Eroding Confidence

By Paul Henderson Here’s the next installment in my series on our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog postings).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you. In this section of the…

Compressed Schedules Driving Shorter Testing & Defect Resolution Requirements

By Paul Henderson Today I'm continuing my series on our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog posting).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.comand I will send it to you.In part 2 of the survey we asked about schedule compression…

Bill-Of-Material

By Mark Hermeling Bill-of-material is something that is important in many devices and I have argued before that virtualization can help with this. Say you have a medical device like an MRI scanner, it is not uncommon that this device has three processors that collaborate. One processor, often in a separate box like an industrial PC, runs MS Windows and…

What a month!

By Mark Hermeling I have been back in Ottawa now for just over a week after my 5 week trip through Europe and am working through my notes from the past month. And what a month it has been, in an earlier post I jokingly declared 2010 the year of embedded virtualization and this is certainly ringing true.An overview of…

Radioactive Telepresence

By Mike Deliman How timely!  A couple of months ago the discussion started - "will unmanned vehicles make a transition into civilian use".  I've been taking the stance that since we're talking vehicles - not just aircraft but all forms of non-stationary robot, that it is inevitable.  Even with aircraft I believe it is inevitable, though it may take a…

Taiwan’s Technical Prowess

By Nikhil Chauhan Taiwan's high tech industry is dominant in PC-IT, Broadband CPE products like Wireless AP Routers, DSL/Cable modems, Portable Media Players, Low End Routers, Switches, Smart Phone and IP-STB/IPTVs.  Some of the reasons for this prowess are explained here.Ever wondered just how big some of these Taiwan and APAC based OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers), ODM (Original Design Manufacturers)…

Domesticated Robotics?

By Mike Deliman A discussion about robotics was started up in an online discussion forum.  A question was posed to the group: Will unmanned vehicles eventually see duty in civilian applications? Technology for unmanned military vehicles may eventually trickle down to commercial applications on Main Street. In the near future, autonomous vehicles will be used to deliver packages, collect garbage…

Blog Article: Boundaries are Disappearing

By Mark Hermeling Ok, so I got a little bit of flak verbally, through email and Skype for unilaterally declaring 2010 the year of embedded virtualization. People seem to agree though, it is a hot technology, and a technology that can change the way that we develop embedded systems.This post by George Zimmerman talks about how integration of technologies leads…