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Multi-core systems: 5 stages of grief

By Stephen Olsen The avionics industry of the past decade has been characterized by rapid technology acceleration, as the vision of the connected cockpit is becoming an everyday reality. Fueled by hardware and software advancements, avionics suppliers can now place up to 10,000 sensors on an airplane wing, not to mention connect the flight to an array of ground control…
Time-Sensitive Networking:  Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

Time-Sensitive Networking: Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

By Ka Kay Achacoso Today’s industrial manufacturing cell can include several robot arms, some cameras, position sensors, and some controllers connected together in a network.  The cameras and sensors send data to the controllers.  The controllers send commands to the robot arms.  What happens when a command from the controller arrives at the robot arm a tenth of a second…
VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

By Stephen Olsen The growing demand for highly complex aircraft systems is placing increased pressure on suppliers to deliver aircraft with far greater capabilities while complying with a growing demand for safety certification, as most advanced cockpits require software that is considered safety-critical. One way to address this complexity is to use more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software technologies that come with…
The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

By Chip Downing 2017 is a banner year for The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium.   It is now crossing its seventh anniversary and has completed the technical and business documents that will drive new FACE procurements with enduring efficiencies for generations of military aircraft.  The FACE approach is now ready for building efficient, affordable, and competitive next…
GrammaTech CodeSonar Brings the Power of Advanced Static Analysis to Wind River Workbench

GrammaTech CodeSonar Brings the Power of Advanced Static Analysis to Wind River Workbench

The integration of GrammaTech CodeSonar with Wind River Workbench enables software developers to annotate and resolve the bugs and software vulnerabilities that CodeSonar highlights without leaving the Wind River Workbench development environment, thereby significantly boosting productivity. Supporting the native Wind River VxWorks® real-time operating system as well as the POSIX API, CodeSonar provides advanced, whole program static analysis of application…
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…
Securing the E-Enabled Aircraft

Securing the E-Enabled Aircraft

By Alex Wilson Aviation Electronics Europe has just finished in Munich. The show continues to grow and this year was no exception, with some interesting keynotes from EASA and Airline for Europe, A4E. I noticed the UK standing out in Europe (no surprise there) for being having the highest Passenger Tax across all the European countries! I was presented a…
Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks Micro Runtime (MRT) is a Java engine that runs Java byte code on VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).   For applications that run on multiple platforms, the same application code that runs on VxWorks can also run on Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows. VxWorks Micro Runtime is developed by Intel’s Software and Services Group (SSG)…
VxWorks 653 Platform Achieves First FACE Operating System Segment Certification

VxWorks 653 Platform Achieves First FACE Operating System Segment Certification

By Chip Downing  Wind River is very pleased to share that our VxWorks 653 Platform has passed the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) conformance certification for the FACE Operating System Segment (OSS) Safety Base Profile. VxWorks 653 is the first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product to achieve this significant FACE certification milestone, and can now be rapidly integrated with other FACE software…
Don’t Miss New Multi-Touch Platform Created By Wind River/Presagis/CoreAVI

Don’t Miss New Multi-Touch Platform Created By Wind River/Presagis/CoreAVI

By Chip Downing  I know that there will be lots of product awards passed out next week at Embedded World 2017, but one of the hottest solutions at the event will be the new multi-touch platform created by Presagis, CoreAVI, and Wind River. This multi-touch demonstration is a control and visualization environment for a control station and shows what the…