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Software Containment in VxWorks:  VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

Software Containment in VxWorks: VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

By Ka Kay Achacoso The challenge in hardware consolidation for real-time embedded systems is ensuring that sub-systems don’t interfere with each other.   To take advantage of the space and hardware cost reduction that comes with hardware consolidation, some systems use virtualization technology to separate sub-systems from each other.  With Virtualization, a hypervisor is run either on the hardware (Type 1…
High Performance Signal and Image Processing on VxWorks

High Performance Signal and Image Processing on VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso The VxWorks platform includes the Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP).  This set of libraries is used for signal processing, image processing, video processing, cryptography, and other computations involving large vectors and matrices.  Intel IPP enables VxWorks applications to include text and object detection in aerial photos, machine vision in automated manufacturing, audio signal processing in aircrafts, high-speed…
Demonstration of Precision Time Protocol in VxWorks

Demonstration of Precision Time Protocol in VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso   An industrial system can consist of hundreds of sensors, motors, and controllers. When the physical infrastructure connecting them together is an Ethernet network, it takes special handling to make sure that sensor data and control commands reach their destinations in the network within a hard time limit, often within one or two microseconds. Failure for…
Tearing down the silos – collaboration in IoT

Tearing down the silos – collaboration in IoT

By Neil McLellan This past week I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel on the potential impacts of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the wind industry at the American Wind Energy (AWEA) Operation and Maintenance Seminar, in San Diego. I was speaking on the panel as a networking expert and not an expert in wind, renewables, or power…
2nd International Workshop on MILS

2nd International Workshop on MILS

By Paul Parkinson Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd International Workshop on MILS: Architecture and Assurance for Secure Systems in Prague, which was organised by the EURO-MILS consortium​, and was co-hosted with the HiPEAC 2016 conference​​ on computing architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose architecture. I was very interested to…
Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

By Mark Hermeling Embedded virtualization is one of the hot topics in industrial automation and control systems. It involves taking a hardware board, running a virtualization layer on top of it and then consolidating multiple operating systems on top of that. It provides a lot of benefits around reduced complexity in the field, reduced footprint, reduced cost and flexibility in…
Keeping PTC Technology Top of Mind

Keeping PTC Technology Top of Mind

By Victor Abelairas Last week, Wind River had the opportunity to sponsor PTC World Congress in Orlando, FL.  Positive Train Control (PTC) is top of mind for the transportation industry as it works towards a congress-mandated deadline of December 15, 2015 for implementation of PTC technology across most of the U.S. rail network. PTC is a prime example the Internet…
Make Better Decisions with IoT

Make Better Decisions with IoT

By Victor Abelairas Wind River is participating this week with Intel at the Distributech conference in San Diego. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the show about an energy customer and how they are able to make better decisions with IoT. My session highlighted the challenges they faced, the solution that we implemented, and the benefits that they are…
Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

By Victor Abelairas I recently had the opportunity to speak at an EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)-hosted webinar for its Advanced Manufacturing Interest Group (AMIG).  For those not familiar with EPRI, it is an independent, non-profit center for public interest energy and environmental research.  It has played a pivotal role in the energy industry since 1973.  During this webinar, I…