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Pushing Lab Cloud Buttons Remotely – The API (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom One nice thing about services hosted in the Cloud is that they can offer API access to functionality from pretty much anywhere and anything. Wind River Helix Lab Cloud is no exception – as we have discussed previously the API is a great way to automate testing and setup in Lab Cloud. To provide a bit more…
Effective Communication of Hardware Designs to Software Designers using the Cloud (with Video)

Effective Communication of Hardware Designs to Software Designers using the Cloud (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom Cloud-based services are great for communication – sending a URL to someone is so much easier than almost all alternative means of getting information in front of colleagues and friends. When we are talking about hardware designs and getting them to software designers, the method most commonly used are still prototype boards. Virtual platforms are also used,…
Develop and Test Online in Lab Cloud

Develop and Test Online in Lab Cloud

By Jakob Engblom Last week, we released the fully-featured Wind River Helix Lab Cloud service. This follows up on the preview of the Lab Cloud that we released in the Summer, fleshing out the feature set and providing more ways to use the Lab Cloud. This blog post will go through what Lab Cloud is in a bit more detail, and…
Wind River Helix Lab Cloud is Open: Come and Enjoy!

Wind River Helix Lab Cloud is Open: Come and Enjoy!

By Michel Genard Two months ago, I wrote about a new offering, Wind River Helix Lab Cloud, which we introduced as a preview to offer a cloud-based solution that enables makers to access hardware targets in a very different way than the traditional method of sourcing physical boards. I want to take this opportunity to share with you what I…
Collaborating in the Helix Lab Cloud to Fix a Software Problem – How to do Remote Help Right

Collaborating in the Helix Lab Cloud to Fix a Software Problem – How to do Remote Help Right

By Jakob Engblom As you might know, we recently announced and launched the preview version of the Helix Lab Cloud. With Helix Lab Cloud, you access (simulated) computers in the cloud, and among other unique abilities, you can share a session with other people. Thanks to the underlying Simics technology, sharing a session covers both the current state of the…
Fault Injection Revisited – With Video

Fault Injection Revisited – With Video

By Jakob Engblom Fault injection is a very powerful capability of Simics and simulation in general.  Simics 5 introduces a new framework to make it easier to create fault injectors that support record, replay, repeatability, and reverse debugging, and that make it easier for users to discover and apply fault injectors to their systems. This blog posts looks a bit…
Have Your Lab In The Cloud

Have Your Lab In The Cloud

By Eva Skoglund You may have seen it already – we’ve started to gradually roll out a preview of Wind River Helix Lab Cloud – a new type of environment to demonstrate the concept of having a lab in the cloud. It gives you instant access to embedded targets for Intel®, ARM®, and PowerPC® running Wind River Linux. We think Lab…
Simics 5 Multicore Accelerator – Boosting Performance, Adding Parallelism

Simics 5 Multicore Accelerator – Boosting Performance, Adding Parallelism

By Jakob Engblom One of the headline news of Simics 5 is Multicore Accelerator. With multicore accelerator, we can use a multicore host to simulate a tightly-coupled multicore target. Since the launch of Simics 4.0 in 2008, Simics has been able to simulate multiple discrete target machines or racks on multiple host cores, and Simics 5 takes this to the…
Defining How to Develop Systems for IoT

Defining How to Develop Systems for IoT

By Michel Genard How many times have you recalled a specific situation in your life and imagined what might have happened if it had played out differently than it actually had? What would have happened if you had introduced yourself to that one person? What if you took the other job offer you had? What if you could have experimented with these…
Simics 5 is Here – More Parallel than Ever

Simics 5 is Here – More Parallel than Ever

By Jakob Engblom The next major release of Simics is here. Simics 5. Not Simics 5.0, but Simics 5. Counting decimals was getting a bit old, we computer science guys prefer our numbers as integers, not floating point.  Regardless of the numbering, we have some great news in this new release. Chief among them is the new Multicore Accelerator feature…