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Simics Device Modeling (Video Demo)

Simics Device Modeling (Video Demo)

By Jakob Engblom To give a feeling for how modeling works in Simics, we have posted a video on Youtube that shows how a new device is added to an existing machine. In the video, the task is to add a new device to an existing machine and make the driver software for this device happy. To achieve this, we…

A Better way to Connect: TCF and Simics

By Jakob Engblom How do you actually connect an integrated development environment or a debugger to a target system? This question is more complicated than it might seem to the uninitiated outsider. Traditionally, a range of protocols have been used to connect the development host to a target, most of them vendor-proprietary, and often specialized for a particular purpose (such…

Wind River Turns 30: Looking Back and Moving Forward

By Tomas Evensen  2011 marks Wind River’s 30th anniversary. The big 3-0…it’s a major landmark moment in anyone’s book. This year, we’ll be taking time to honor this milestone with a retrospective of Wind River’s history and also a series of employee stories.  In my many years with the company, Wind River always impressed on me the concept of  being bigger than just…

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…

Workbench and Jazz

By Emeka Nwafor Today I managed to carve out some quality hands-on time to play with Wind River Workbench integrated with Rational Team Concert - also known as Jazz. While playing with this development environment, I found myself wishing that "I had these types of development tools back when I was doing embedded development environment". If you are not familiar…

What’s New in Wind River Test Management 3.3?

By Paul Henderson Today we announced the latest version of Wind River Test Management, Release 3.3, our test automation system for monitoring, executing and managing embedded device software testing. Wind River Test Management lets teams optimally execute complex tests while dynamically gathering information from the production software under test as it is running, without requiring special pre-instrumented software builds. This…

What Exactly are You Testing, and How?

By Emeka Nwafor "What exactly are you testing? How are you testing it?"I'm sure that these are amongst the questions that product, business, and technical managers across the embedded software industry have asked themselves on several occasions throughout their careers. I know I have.The importance of testing embedded software isn't new. In my "youth", I remember our VP of Product…

Addressing Core Issues

By Mark Hermeling A good article from colleague Jens Wiegand on multicore in medical devices. Jens talks about consolidation and innovation, two driving factors in both medical and industrial devices. However, he also points out the flip side of the coin: certification. Virtualization can help provide strong separation on multicore, which makes certification manageable (the article goes into more depth).Jens…

What would the IDE look like if invented today?

By Doug SchaeferI just finished reading a great analysis of Google Wave by Redmonk's Stephen O'Grady. Ever since seeing him present at an Eclipse board/council meeting, I've been following his blog. Highly recommended if you're interested in a great perspective on what's really happening in the enterprise open source world.As I was reading it, I was struck by what Lars…

Smartphones, Smartbooks different by necessity?

By Doug SchaeferBoy I'm having fun with Android. Maybe because it's the first time I'm getting the chance (albeit in my spare time) to do some real embedded development. And even in the playing I'm doing, I am experiencing the challenges that regular embedded developers face. Yes, believe or not, even with the latest and greatest hardware, you are limited…