Device Management

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Helix Device Cloud Showcases its Versatility at IDF 2016

Helix Device Cloud Showcases its Versatility at IDF 2016

    By Amanda Lowe   At the Intel Developer Conference this week, we announced the latest version of our IoT Device Management Platform, Helix Device Cloud. To mark the occasion, several groups created real-life use case demonstrations of Device Cloud in action. The wide range of examples allowed viewers to really relate it to their own IOT development and…

ESC Silicon Valley

By Mark Hermeling Looking forward to my trip to ESC Sillicon Valley next week. It is promising to be a busy show, especially since ESC is now combined with the Multicore expo. I just leafed through the agenda (in the form of a Nxtbook) and found a large number of sessions that I want to attend, experience show though that…

Quit Bugging Me: Making Maps

By Mike Deliman A tool commonly used in embedded debugging is a linker map - a map of where all the symbols are in the runtime image.  These maps are useful as they turn raw addresses reported by some exception stubs (etc) into offsets into the data or text (program routines) in the computer's RAM.  They give you an idea…

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…

Get Real, Go Virtual

By Michel Genard I am going to make a bold statement: Go virtual to create reality. Seems crazy enough? According to Wikipedia, reality means "the state of things as they actually exist.” The concept of existence can be elusive, because to exist, something doesn’t need to be real; it just needs to have its own relevance. Often we humans use…

Bringing Home the Science Bacon

By Mike Deliman MRO recently passed a milestone of bringing back more data than all previous deep space missions combined.  To do this MRO was equipped with a large dish antenna and powerful radio, and is running a more powerful computer than it's companions on and orbiting Mars.  It gets a fair share of antenna time from the DSN antennae…

Bit Rot Amnesia

By Mike Deliman Spirit Rover has been having a number of problems recently, anomalous behaviors, losing contact with Earth, even forgetting commands.  Amnesia has been one of the larger concerns.At the heart of this issue is a bank of flash memory.  Flash pretty much works by saturating cells to "1"s, then writing the cells that need to be 0's.  "quantum wells"…

Virtually Yours…

By Mike DelimanThis morning we've made a couple of announcements that will hopefully surprise and delight the Real Time computing community.  Wind River is releasing two new products that have their base in  virtualization: Wind River's Hypervisor, and Wind River's MILS 2.0.  Both of these products introduce platform virtualization, used in different ways.   Wind River's implementations allow for a…

Tolerating Delays

By Mike DelimanThis may sound a bit funny, but in the space industry, we're constantly playing catch-up.  We're either looking at or for things that happened millions or hundreds of millions of years ago, sending rockets off to get to where something will have been just in time to take a picture of or bore a hole into it, or…

Security In An Insecure World

By Mike DelimanDiebold has apparently gaffe'd their software again.  Their ATM systems run software based on Windows.  This gives me a perfect opportunity.  Recently some of my friends heard me talking about our MILS software starting under it's evaluation path.  I heard a question being asked more and more about government programs and practices, "okay, but what good does this…