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Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

By Chip Downing For almost two decades, Wind River has supplied commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence to hundreds of programs, accelerating our customers’ path to achieving FAA RTCA DO-178B / DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12B / ED-12C, MIL STD, and driving a variety of industrial designs using IEC 61508 as a baseline certification standard. I’m excited to announce that one of these safety…
Software Containment in VxWorks:  VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

Software Containment in VxWorks: VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

By Ka Kay Achacoso The challenge in hardware consolidation for real-time embedded systems is ensuring that sub-systems don’t interfere with each other.   To take advantage of the space and hardware cost reduction that comes with hardware consolidation, some systems use virtualization technology to separate sub-systems from each other.  With Virtualization, a hypervisor is run either on the hardware (Type 1…
Multicore Certification at SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

Multicore Certification at SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

By Alex Wilson As I mentioned in my last blog, this year’s SAE ASTC had the theme “Innovation in Propulsion Technologies and Intelligent Aircraft Systems” and took place in Hartford, Connecticut, and was hosted by United Technologies, with further sponsorship from Boeing and TTTech. For Wind River, the main discussion of interest was around certification of multicore devices, and for…
SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 2016

By Alex Wilson This year’s SAE ASTC had the theme “Innovation in Propulsion Technologies and Intelligent Aircraft Systems” and took place in Hartford, Connecticut, and was hosted by United Technologies, with further sponsorship from Boeing and TTTech. Being in the homeland of United Technologies meant we had great participation and vision from the United Technologies leadership teams, this came out…
High Performance Signal and Image Processing on VxWorks

High Performance Signal and Image Processing on VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso The VxWorks platform includes the Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP).  This set of libraries is used for signal processing, image processing, video processing, cryptography, and other computations involving large vectors and matrices.  Intel IPP enables VxWorks applications to include text and object detection in aerial photos, machine vision in automated manufacturing, audio signal processing in aircrafts, high-speed…
Wind River’s Latest VxWorks Offering Brings Benefits of Java to Embedded Development

Wind River’s Latest VxWorks Offering Brings Benefits of Java to Embedded Development

By Dinyar Dastoor With IoT as the backdrop, I believe this is a new golden age for the operating system, and overall embedded business as companies across market segments are looking to digitally transform not only individual devices, but also interconnected systems. A major challenge becomes programing, testing and updating these devices remotely in the field as each device could be…
From Mars to Earth, Wind River Is Applying Three Decades of Experience to Thwart Vehicle Hacking

From Mars to Earth, Wind River Is Applying Three Decades of Experience to Thwart Vehicle Hacking

By Marques McCammon Imagine you’re driving a two-ton SUV that’s traveling 70 miles-per-hour on the highway when suddenly, beyond your control, the air-conditioner fan starts blasting, the radio blares, windshield wipers whoosh back-and-forth and then the engine shuts down just as you approach a steep incline. That’s what happened last summer to Wired's Andy Greenberg when cyber security researchers remotely commandeered…
Demonstration of Precision Time Protocol in VxWorks

Demonstration of Precision Time Protocol in VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso   An industrial system can consist of hundreds of sensors, motors, and controllers. When the physical infrastructure connecting them together is an Ethernet network, it takes special handling to make sure that sensor data and control commands reach their destinations in the network within a hard time limit, often within one or two microseconds. Failure for…
Anniversaries and Coincidences

Anniversaries and Coincidences

By Alex Wilson This year was one for some decade anniversaries, always big occasions, the first being 30 years since my graduation from Imperial College. I have many fond memories of life at Imperial, including my first computing experience in FORTRAN 77 on the college mainframe, and meeting my future Brother-in-Law! This year we all met up to celebrate this…
Which Virtualization Strategy is Right for You?

Which Virtualization Strategy is Right for You?

By Chip Downing Advances in microprocessor technology now enable embedded and IoT designers to create very powerful solutions by integrating both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) into shared, consolidated compute platforms. Today’s embedded microprocessors have hardware-assisted virtualization intellectual property that supports full operating system environments in virtual machines (VMs) on a shared compute environment. Although this capability has…