Embedded Development

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Top Ten Reasons To Trust Your Business to Wind River Linux – Part 3

Top Ten Reasons To Trust Your Business to Wind River Linux – Part 3

By Bill Graham In this final post of this series (see Part 1, Part 2), I want to emphasize the importance of support, maintenance and training. The high quality support and training that is available worldwide is what differentiates commercial Linux from a roll your own solution. Wind River’s goal is to help our customers succeed with embedded Linux and this…
Top Ten Reasons to Trust Your Business to Wind River Linux – Part 2

Top Ten Reasons to Trust Your Business to Wind River Linux – Part 2

By Bill Graham In my previous post I talked about some of the top reasons that you should trust your business to Wind River Linux. Those points speak to our well-earned market leadership and company strengths. To continue, we’ll investigate additional points regarding how our embedded Linux solutions are, in the end, less risk and cost than roll-your-own solutions. Let’s have a…
It’s Transformation Time for Embedded Development – Part 1

It’s Transformation Time for Embedded Development – Part 1

By Bill Graham Something Needs to Change Fast-evolving technologies including virtualization, multi-core processors, and System on Chip (SoC) are bringing exciting new capabilities to embedded devices. These technologies can help address new market requirements to support the Internet of Things, connectivity, cloud computing, machine to machine communications, and improved security, but they also underscore an uncomfortable truth: development risks increase…
Top Ten Reasons to Trust Your Business to Wind River Linux – Part 1

Top Ten Reasons to Trust Your Business to Wind River Linux – Part 1

By Bill Graham At Wind River, we definitely believe the business case for using commercial embedded Linux is clear. In fact, we’ve come up with some top reasons why you can trust your next embedded Linux project to Wind River. We’ll review our top ten list over the next three blog posts. Additionally, you can find  the full list here. Let’s…
UEFI on Simics

UEFI on Simics

By Jakob Engblom  This week, at the Intel Development Forum in San Francisco, we are announcing the upcoming availability of UEFI support in the Simics source code debugger. It is thus a good time to talk a bit more about UEFI and UEFI debug. UEFI is the modern BIOS standard that is finally starting to replace classic BIOS in PCs…

Back to Reverse Execution (Video)

By Jakob Engblom  Simics reverse execution and reverse debugging is a unique and very powerful feature of the simulator. In this blog post and accompanying video, we will look at what exactly it is you can do with reverse execution in Simics. It is not just a matter of running backwards to a breakpoint or stepping instructions (pick up my 2012 S4D article for…

How Simics Gets Started (with video)

By Jakob Engblom ?Having worked with Simics for more than a decade, it is easy to get blind to the obvious. To me, starting a Simics simulation is a trivial thing that I do many times per day. However, to a newcomer to the product, it is not so obvious, and it might even seem a bit daunting. It is…

Inspecting and Reconfiguring a Target in Simics 4.8

By Jakob Engblom  As we said in the first blog post on Simics 4.8, a really big new feature is the System Editor function. The system editor combines two functions into a single view, both the exploration of an existing target as well as the modification and even construction of a new target from existing pieces. A demo video is available on the Wind River channel on YouTube,…

Collborating using Simics Recording Checkpoints

By Jakob Engblom One of the main themes of the Simics 4.8 release is the use of Simics to collaborate between team members, teams, and organizations. To facilitate this, Simics checkpoints have been extended with significant new metadata capabilities as well as the ability to record a simulation session and communicate the recording as part of a checkpoint. Checkpointing can really transform how…

Simics 4.8 is Here

By Jakob Engblom Simics 4.8 is now generally available for old and new users to enjoy. I will be doing a series of blog posts going into the details on what is new and improved in this release. Simics 4.8 represents a significant improvement in the Simics user interface and collaboration features, as well as tweaks to the simulator performance, debugger,…