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The GENIVI Universe

By Franz Walkembach The Star Wars saga was one of those rare movies series that managed to create a newstandard for an entire industry. It can leave you fascinated for the whole following week after you’ve seen it. You don’t even need an expensive video system to enjoy its rich and powerful action. While the automotive industry constantly hopes to wow…

Diab Compiler Adding Support for new Infineon TriCore AURIX Microcontrollers

By Graham Morphew Infineon Technologies recently announced their next generation family of 32-bit TriCore™ microcontrollers for automotive applications.  The new architecture is called AURIX™ (AUtomotive Realtime Integrated neXt generation architecture) and it supports multi-core architectures of up to three independent TriCore CPUs.  The feature set of this new AURIX family is a perfect match for powertrain applications, electric vehicles as well as steering, braking,…

Forcing Rare Bugs to Appear – an Interview with Tingting Yu

By Jakob Engblom One use of Simics that has always been fascinating is to use the power you have over the target to somehow force error conditions in software. The hardware state control inherent in a tool like Simics should be useful to knock a system off of the expected common path and into code less tested, and to reveal…

Linux Foundation’s License Compliance Standard, SPDX, Offers Real Value

By Mark Gisi There is only one criterion that determines whether a piece of software is open source software (OSS) - the license from which you receive the software under. If you are granted rights under an open source license such as the BSD, Apache or GPL, it is open source software. Although the open source movement has other core…

Wind River and Android – 5 great years, with many more to come

By Dan Noal It was 5 years ago this week that I got an email from our CEO who had just met with Andy Rubin and Rich Miner at the Googleplex. Google had invited us to talk privately and confidentially about what would become Android.  Other companies were already on board, and they asked us to join the small group of…

Android Unleashed on Embedded – Will it Take Off or Just Be One of the Pack?

By Jessica Schieve This week, the embedded community descends on Silicon Valley to see and hear the latest developments in the industry.  The Embedded Systems Conference, now part of DESIGN West opens its doors to all things embedded.  The event features seven different technology summits including one specifically designed for Android developers to address the rise of embedded Android, and Wind River…

Making a Faulty Serial Port

By Jakob Engblom  As noted before, one common use case for Simics is doing fault injection.  Fault injection is typically added to an existing system without changing it, since the goal is to maintain a fundamentally fast simulator when not injecting faults.  There are a range of mechanisms available in Simics to implement fault injection. This blog post will take a…

Android Security – making sense of all the choices

By Chris Buerger Last week’s public release of the Security Enhanced (SE) Android project and associated source code is hailed by many as an important foundational step to add a new set of options to create secure Android devices. While the recent release of the code base by the National Security Agency (NSA) is familiar territory for Android experts such as Wind…

Wind River Linux: The Thrills Just Keep Coming

By Paul Anderson When I joined Wind River over ten years ago, there were many in the company and in the embedded industry that saw open source software with extreme skepticism: too big, too slow, too risky, too expensive to maintain, and so forth. Over the years, the industry at large has figured out that open source software, particularly Linux, has…

A Gathering of Automotive Minds from GENIVI

By Franz Walkembach Recently, Wind River hosted an industry meeting with the GENIVI System Infrastructure and the Automotive Expert group. These groups include a diverse range of executives representing the major automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs such as e.g. BMW, Volvo, Magneti Marelli, Harman, Continental, Collabora andor XSE. It was a great opportunity to round up automotive leaders to…