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Software Considerations and Security Requirements for Medical Devices

Software Considerations and Security Requirements for Medical Devices

By guest contributor Daniela Previtali, Global Marketing Director, Wibu-Systems Software has become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry given its widespread use for controlling medical devices and health information systems and communicating and maintaining electronic patient data, all in an increasingly connected environment. For embedded system developers, in particular, choosing the software best suited for the design of the medical device and its…
Wind River and Rockwell Collins Bring Open Architectures from Planning to Production

Wind River and Rockwell Collins Bring Open Architectures from Planning to Production

By Chip Downing Although many military aircraft suppliers, armed services, and government organizations have been promoting Open Architecture (OA) and Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) for years, it has been somewhat difficult to find really good implementations of open architectures in shipping, fielded products.   Many companies simply tend to create and update purpose-built platforms that are the legacy of almost…
Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture

By Stephen Olsen Whether building a new aircraft or designing new capabilities into industrial and medical control systems, choosing the right system software and hardware architectures is crucial for the success of the program. The aerospace and defense industry and the embedded community continue to shift towards adopting the latest hardware to solve challenging performance problems that address a variety…
VxWorks Off to Mars on Another NASA/JPL Mission with InSight

VxWorks Off to Mars on Another NASA/JPL Mission with InSight

By Chip Downing (@ChipDowning) On May 5, 2018 NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission  was launched using a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet.…
IoT gets redefined…again!!!

IoT gets redefined…again!!!

By Pavan Singh Yes, the much-discussed term Internet of Things is getting redefined again. The promise of workload consolidation at the edge and "things" levels is disrupting the role of cloud in IoT. How did we get here? At one time, IoT was all about connecting to the cloud. And the widely-held belief was that by connecting these things, we…
Wind River Tops Global Embedded Software Market Once Again

Wind River Tops Global Embedded Software Market Once Again

By Michael Krutz Uniquely positioned within the embedded industry, Wind River boasts a comprehensive edge-to-cloud-software portfolio designed to help critical infrastructure companies realize the full potential of IoT and make the most of the emergent software-defined world. On the operating system front, this includes real-time operating system (RTOS) VxWorks, which offers a feature-rich development environment with the uncompromising performance, safety…
The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

The FACE™ Approach is the New Foundation of Affordable Military Avionics

By Chip Downing I am truly excited that The Open Group FACE™ Consortium has just released the latest FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.0.   This is a milestone in creating open standards for next generation military avionics systems and includes incremental improvements to the existing standard, as well as an enhanced data architecture, graphics, and lifecycle management services.  With these enhancements…
Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

By Jeff Kataoka The advances in healthcare, therapies and medical technologies are moving forward at an unbelievable pace. I’m amazed at how the treatments and technology can change so quickly, even from one year to the next. Recently, I witnessed how knee replacement surgery and the treatments can change over just fourteen months. I’ve witnessed new methods of providing anesthesia…
Spectre and Meltdown – How to Respond in the Embedded World

Spectre and Meltdown – How to Respond in the Embedded World

By Tim Skutt The past few weeks have included a whirlwind of speculation and revelations around a new set of security issues known as Spectre and Meltdown.  Collectively, these issues impact most of the major processor architectures and implementations, prompting the cross-cutting question – “what should I do about these issues?” Much of the initial information available focuses on answering…
VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) is a small deterministic operating system known for its security, reliability, and robustness.  Linux, an open-source operating system, can host a rich set of server technologies.  By running VxWorks and Linux side by side on the same system, a device can use VxWorks to manage mission-critical functions, and use Linux to…