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Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

By Stephen Olsen VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition passed an important milestone with the addition of a new architecture to the list of fully supported platforms. Intel multi-core hardware has emerged over the last several years as a great choice for multiple programs that require increased computation power scaling across safe and secure applications in industries like aerospace and defense, industrial…
VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) is a small deterministic operating system known for its security, reliability, and robustness.  Linux, an open-source operating system, can host a rich set of server technologies.  By running VxWorks and Linux side by side on the same system, a device can use VxWorks to manage mission-critical functions, and use Linux to…
Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

By Brian Kuhl Debugging semaphore interactions can be a tricky problem. When there is a deadlock or weird delay because of excessive priority inheritance, it is never just one mutex semaphore, but often the unintended interaction of several semaphores in multiple tasks. Some of the semaphores are part of the VxWorks I/O services, and some are in your application. Your…
When supplier product lifecycles fight back

When supplier product lifecycles fight back

By Kevin Konkos As a young systems engineer I was often mentored by my Chief Systems Engineer to define requirements beyond product features and consider the “ilities”.  These “ilities,” such as reliability, maintainability, and supportability define the success of the product over the entire product lifecycle.  As a mid-twenties systems engineer it was hard for me to imagine the issues…
Driver Education is Important, but the Ultimate Safety Revolution Will be When Technology Begins to Save Us from Ourselves

Driver Education is Important, but the Ultimate Safety Revolution Will be When Technology Begins to Save Us from Ourselves

By Marques McCammon, General Manager, Connected Vehicle Solutions at Wind River and Alex Epstein, Senior Director of Digital Strategy at the National Safety Council We’re all addicted. Our brains seem wired to instantly respond to a call, text or email while steering a two-ton car in busy traffic. Sometimes we feel we even need to share our thoughts on social…
Aviation Electronics Europe, ARINC653 & Multi-core Certification

Aviation Electronics Europe, ARINC653 & Multi-core Certification

By Paul Parkinson Last week, I attended the Aviation Electronics Europe 2017 conference, which was held in Munich for the third consecutive year. It’s a popular location due to its excellent transport links, Bavarian cuisine, and of course weissbier. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Staying Ahead of the Competition in a Growth Market’, and the keynote presentations covered…
How Connected Vehicle Technology Will Make Driving Safer Around the World

How Connected Vehicle Technology Will Make Driving Safer Around the World

By Marques McCammon Technological advances have already made driving safer with features like forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Looking ahead, perhaps by the end of the decade, new connected vehicle technology may allow millions of cars, trucks, buses and trains to talk wirelessly to each other, the roadway, traffic lights and nearby buildings, to address hazards drivers can’t…
The Future of the RTOS is Driving the Internet of Things

The Future of the RTOS is Driving the Internet of Things

By Bill Graham Real-time operating systems (RTOS) are having to become increasingly sophisticated – they must satisfy performance demands, offer hard real-time response and handle memory constraints, but increasingly they also need to deliver capabilities demanded by the new, highly connected, security conscious, remotely managed world of machine to machine (M2M) networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). Intelligent devices…

Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS-D Running on Wind River VxWorks Catapults from Aircraft Carrier

By Chip Downing     Today, the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aircraft achieved a successful catapult launch from the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush carrier, the first of its kind in aviation history.  This marks a very proud day for Wind River knowing that our VxWorks real-time operating system is a key technology for this aircraft, developed as part of…

Avionics Europe 2013 Conference

By Paul Parkinson Last week I attended the Avionics Europe 2013 conference, which was held in Munich for the last time perhaps (as it is moving to Abu Dhabi in 2014). The theme of this year's conference was 'Tackling the Challenges in Avionics: Single Sky Many Platforms,' which continued to focus on the growth in air traffic across Europe and…