From Sputnik to SmallSats: Three Factors that Have Changed the Satellite Industry Forever

From Sputnik to SmallSats: Three Factors that Have Changed the Satellite Industry Forever

By Wind River Intern Ranjan Sikand Multi-national corporations and startups alike have begun to tackle the emerging sector of commercial spacecraft. Known as “new space,” it is the sector where companies are introducing new designs that propel them to the forefront of technological advancement, in areas such as 5G networking and imaging. As the new space race heats up, Wind…
Get the Insider’s View on Satellite Technology Today

Get the Insider’s View on Satellite Technology Today

By Andreea Volusincu The first U.S. Weather Satellite weighed 270 pounds. That made most people associate the word “satellite” with either a moon, a sputnik, or a modern rig with rocket motors, solar panels, and antennae. Is that still the case? Sixty years later, satellites are more common, that provide internet access to billions, secure telecommunications, GPS information, and strategic…
Breaking Down a Real-Time Autonomous Data Management Framework

Breaking Down a Real-Time Autonomous Data Management Framework

ITTIA Guest Blog By Sasan Montaseri, President and Ryan Phillips, Architect Part 1 - Autonomous systems, a tsunami of data and data management risks Advances in computing greatly impact the way we will go about our lives. From agriculture using robotics to manage the day-to-day care of livestock to fast food restaurants finding ways to minimize waste, autonomous systems are…
Which Embedded Linux? Evaluating Types of Linux for Embedded Systems

Which Embedded Linux? Evaluating Types of Linux for Embedded Systems

By Pavan Singh Linux is the primary environment for a majority of software developers and is the solution of choice for embedded systems. Linux is ideal for embedded systems because it comes in so many flavors and varieties. However, this is also one of its biggest challenges. You want to make sure that you are using the right type of…
Commercial Embedded Linux: Prototype to Production

Commercial Embedded Linux: Prototype to Production

By Jessica Schieve Linux is the default environment for most software developers and is becoming increasingly popular for embedded solutions. However, one of Linux’s greatest strengths, and to some extent its biggest challenge, is that it comes in so many flavors and varieties —each well-suited to a particular use case. Commercial embedded Linux is often the popular choice for organizations looking…
I’d Love To Tell You More, But…

I’d Love To Tell You More, But…

By Ron Breault The Open Group recently held the first ever Interoperability Event (“IoP”) for the Open Process Automation Forum, or OPAF.  This was an eagerly anticipated activity among OPAF members, who had worked hard in preparation for this testing for months in advance.  I’m happy to say that the event was a complete success, with more achieved than expected,…
Space as the final frontier? Simulate for safety!

Space as the final frontier? Simulate for safety!

By Michel Genard Mythology tells the tale of Icarus burning his wings while flying too close to the sun. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci sketched a flight machine, and flight became a reality in the 20th century. We have always looked up into the sky for new frontiers. The US government alone plans to invest $20 billion by 2027…
Tracealyzer for VxWorks – Overview and Getting Started Guide

Tracealyzer for VxWorks – Overview and Getting Started Guide

Guest Blog By Dr. Johan Kraft, CEO & Founder of Percepio Tracealyzer is a trace visualization and analysis tool for embedded software developers. The recently released Tracealyzer version 4 for VxWorks gives the developer an unprecedented insight into the runtime behavior, leading to reduced troubleshooting time and improved software quality, performance and reliability. Tracealyzer does not depend on special trace…

Why Virtualization Holds the Key to Application Portability

By Andreea Volosincu This week, at the Paris Air Show, new information was released on the cooperation between France and Germany for the next phase of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). At previous announcements on the concepts, the program does not cover just a single aircraft, instead, it is a System-of-Systems that combines future fighter aircraft with unmanned systems (or…
5G, Autonomous Systems and the Revenge of Real-time and Determinism!

5G, Autonomous Systems and the Revenge of Real-time and Determinism!

By Michel Genard If you tend to look at the technology landscape through the lens of a cloud approach, you probably believe that infinite compute, storage and bandwidth are available to you thanks to the cloud.  In terms of scalability and elasticity, IT and most of the popular PaaS have largely demonstrated that this is possible -- just buy more…