Simics

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The Future of Automotive

The Future of Automotive

By Jeff Gowan Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a networking cocktail party sponsored by Chrysler, Harvest Management Partners, NVIDIA, and Wind River. The event was a gathering of ~70 executives from some of the key Silicon Valley companies in the automotive technology space. The topic of conversation was, “The Future of Automotive.” I have to say it was…
Cleared for Take-off: A Real Life Example

Cleared for Take-off: A Real Life Example

By Jeff Gowan Certification is an important, although often costly, part of getting new equipment to market. The certification process itself can be arduous but one also has to consider the amount of time and resources spent to adequately prepare for the certification. Simulation is a way to dramatically reduce the cost of preparing for certification, while at the same time increasing the likelihood of certifying. For…
Doing the Impossible with Simulation

Doing the Impossible with Simulation

By Michel Genard The ability to manipulate time and space is a popular concept at the core of many exciting science fiction stories. Science fiction has created universes with this 4th dimension; and the capability to go back or forward in time without damaging or negatively impacting things in the present day seemingly is something only possible in a dream.…
A Guide for Simulation

A Guide for Simulation

By Jeff Gowan Building new technology is hard. There are so many scenarios to consider in the software alone. In developing software you have to consider the dependencies between internal teams (development, test, implementation, etc.) and external teams (contractors, partners, etc.) In addition to writing the code, it has to be thoroughly tested to make sure it works once it’s…

Exploring NASA GO-SIM & Simics at Space Tech Expo

By Jeff Gowan How did a NASA program to successfully meet its goals to develop a complete simulator in a reduced timeframe and at a lower cost? Team up with Wind River! This was a topic explored at the recent Space Tech Expo. Wind River’s Chad Margolin, Director of World Wide Field Application Engineers for Simics, presented "Simulation Based Software…
Open Virtualization on Simics, Making Complex Work Easier – an Interview with Michael Barabanov

Open Virtualization on Simics, Making Complex Work Easier – an Interview with Michael Barabanov

By Jakob Engblom Having the right tools can make any job easier. In this interview, Michael Barabanov from our Wind River engineering team describes how by using Simics he approached some engineering issues differently, and was able to streamline his work with Wind River Open Virtualization and oVirt. The Wind River Open Virtualization is a virtualization solution for embedded systems built…
Simics Unleashed – Applications of Virtual Platforms

Simics Unleashed – Applications of Virtual Platforms

By Jakob Engblom "Simics Unleashed - Applications of Virtual Platforms" is the title of the latest issue of the Intel Technology Journal (ITJ). The ITJ issue on Simics is approximately 200 pages long, and contains 11 articles from Wind River, Intel, and academia. It covers a wide range of Simics uses, including such diverse topics as very large cluster simulation,…
Simics Network  Simulation (with Video)

Simics Network Simulation (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom Network simulation is an integral part of Simics, and most Simics target systems are networked in one way or another. The Simics Networking video posted on the Wind River Youtube channel provides a recorded demo of the fundamentals of Simics networking. In the video, we show a small heterogeneous Ethernet network containing five different machines, and perform…
Cyberphysical Simics (with Videos)

Cyberphysical Simics (with Videos)

By Jakob Engblom An embedded computer system is rarely an isolated system. While personal computers and consumer electronics tend to operate happily on their own with a bit of user interaction, most embedded systems are deeply connected to their surrounding world. They sense the world, run control algorithms on the values read, and use actuators to control the state of…