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Wind River and Rockwell Collins Bring Open Architectures from Planning to Production

Wind River and Rockwell Collins Bring Open Architectures from Planning to Production

By Chip Downing Although many military aircraft suppliers, armed services, and government organizations have been promoting Open Architecture (OA) and Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) for years, it has been somewhat difficult to find really good implementations of open architectures in shipping, fielded products.   Many companies simply tend to create and update purpose-built platforms that are the legacy of almost…
When AI Goes Bad

When AI Goes Bad

By Mychal McCabe The Future of Humanity Institute recently followed up on last year's survey about AI exceeding human performance in a variety of tasks, with a report titled "The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation." The report focuses on three macro changes to the threat landscape: expansion of existing threats, introduction of new threats, and a…
Wind River Helix Device Cloud: Recipient of the 2018 IoT Global Awards Platform of the Year

Wind River Helix Device Cloud: Recipient of the 2018 IoT Global Awards Platform of the Year

By: Amanda Lowe I’m excited to announce that Wind River has just received the IoT Global Award for Platform of the Year for Wind River® Helix™ Device Cloud at Smart IoT London. The 2018 IoT Global Awards programs recognizes excellence in IoT innovation. The Platform of the Year Award honors the most innovative IoT-related Application Enablement / Connectivity / Technology…
The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

By Chip Downing I am truly excited that The Open Group FACE™ Consortium has just released the latest FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.0.   This is a milestone in creating open standards for next generation military avionics systems and includes incremental improvements to the existing standard, as well as an enhanced data architecture, graphics, and lifecycle management services.  With these enhancements…
Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

By Jeff Kataoka The advances in healthcare, therapies and medical technologies are moving forward at an unbelievable pace. I’m amazed at how the treatments and technology can change so quickly, even from one year to the next. Recently, I witnessed how knee replacement surgery and the treatments can change over just fourteen months. I’ve witnessed new methods of providing anesthesia…
Spectre and Meltdown – How to Respond in the Embedded World

Spectre and Meltdown – How to Respond in the Embedded World

By Tim Skutt The past few weeks have included a whirlwind of speculation and revelations around a new set of security issues known as Spectre and Meltdown.  Collectively, these issues impact most of the major processor architectures and implementations, prompting the cross-cutting question – “what should I do about these issues?” Much of the initial information available focuses on answering…
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…
VxWorks Secure Boot

VxWorks Secure Boot

By Ka Kay Achacoso The massive internet outage last year in the United States blocked millions of users from access to the most popular sites on the internet. Suddenly, we learned that common consumer devices like cameras, printers, and DVRs participated in attacking the DNS infrastructure with denial of service attacks.  This internet outage was repeated later in Europe and…
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…