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Continuous Integration with Simics

Continuous Integration with Simics

By Jakob Engblom Continuous integration is an important component of modern software engineering practice. As always, it might mean different things depending on who you ask, but typically a key part is the notion that rather than waiting until the last minute to integrate all the many different pieces of code in a system, integration and most importantly integration testing…
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,…

The Role of Tools in Improving Embedded Software Security / Part 3: Mapping the Tools to Activities

By Bill Graham In the previous posts in this series, Part 1: Automation is the Key and Part 2: Security Improvement and the Software Development Lifecycle, I talked about the connection between the typical embedded device development process and the 5+1 improvement framework for embedded security.  Figure 1 is an illustration of this connection (and discussed in more detail in…

Medical Device Security

By Jeff Fortin A recent study published by GAO caused quite a bit of uproar over medical device security. The GAO declared in its report [read more] that the FDA has not put enough oversight in the premarket approval (PMA) of certain medical devices that are susceptible to threats. In the report the GEO referred to an experiment described in…

Test Management 5.0: Extending testing to Android, security and beyond

By Ido Sarig Today we announced the latest  version of Wind River Test Management, which takes software test optimization to the next level.  With this release, we have unified our testing solutions for VxWorks, Linux and Android under one umbrella. All the capabilities of Wind River Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST), our solution for Android compatibility testing, have now been…

The Role of Tools in Improving Embedded Software Security / Part 2: Security Improvement and the Software Development Lifecycle

By Bill Graham In many of my previous posts, I’ve discussed Wind River's 5+1 step improvement framework for embedded device security. By design, it’s meant to complement the software development lifecycle (SDLC) that our customers are using – the stages or phases how they define them and the processes they follow. It’s important for a discussion on tools to put them in…

Wind River Testing Platforms are “Transformational”!

By Ido Sarig Last year, market research firm voke, Inc. named Wind River a transformational vendor in its annual "Market Mover Array Report on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)." This year, we are pleased to once again receive this same accolade for Wind River Test Management, our testing platform, in Voke’s 2012 Market Mover Array™ Report for Testing Platforms. It is an honor to…

The Role of Tools in Improving Embedded Software Security / Part 1: Automation is the Key

By Bill Graham Security Vulnerabilities are Expensive Shipping security vulnerabilities in a finished product and having them discovered or worse, exploited, is a very expensive proposition for embedded device vendors. As I’ve discussed in an earlier post, security defects are much more expensive to patch and fix the later they are discovered. If you’re lucky to catch a vulnerability during…

Open source in Medical Devices: Part of the Cure or Part of the Disease?

By Ido Sarig The Economist recently published a very interesting article on the merits of open source in medical device development, which raises some questions and sparks an important discussion.  In general, it is more common to see open source adoption in non-regulated industries. However, we are seeing it more and more in regulated industries primarily because it encourages rapid…