Embedded Systems: The Evolution of Embedded System Design

Embedded Systems: The Evolution of Embedded System Design

By Michel Genard Embedded systems design is evolving as businesses are under pressure to innovate faster than ever before. Legacy systems that were once purpose-built must be modernized or give way to new fluid and connected systems. Of course, the need for this transition didn’t happen overnight. Let’s review the history of embedded systems and how things have changed to…
VxWorks Now Has a Pet Snake

VxWorks Now Has a Pet Snake

By Michel Chabroux I guess this was an easy one: Snake… Python… Hmmm… Part 1 Just to make sure, the Python I am referring to is the simple and easy to learn programming language with the nice blue/yellow logo. Because of my role, I have the privilege to meet our customers across all industries and geographies to discuss many things:…
Linux Reflections from a Wind River Intern

Linux Reflections from a Wind River Intern

By Jenna Camargo, Wind River Intern This summer, a marketing intern by the name of Ranjan Sikand proved that Wind River Linux truly is accessible for use by all. That being said, when the opportunity arose for an intern to work with the leading free open source Linux in the embedded industry, it made perfect sense that of the team…
Virtualization for Embedded Systems

Virtualization for Embedded Systems

By Jessica Schieve  New technological trends are forcing a change in the world of embedded systems. Legacy architectures must give way to a more fluid, software-defined, and connected approach. While virtualization has been a common practice in enterprise IT for years, it is just making its way into the embedded systems market. A robust virtualization solution will enable this transition…
Apollo 11: A Future in Space, Thanks to Our Past

Apollo 11: A Future in Space, Thanks to Our Past

By Ranjan Sikand, Wind River Intern A chorus of alarms serenaded the nervous astronauts as the Eagle lunar module descended toward the moon’s surface. The tension was palpable, and the shrill ringing only added to their worries. In the final seconds of descent, Neil Armstrong was forced to take manual control, guiding the module past the jagged edge of a…
Why Wind River for Automotive High Performance Compute Gateway

Why Wind River for Automotive High Performance Compute Gateway

By Ty Kim and Michel Chabroux There are 3 major trends in the automotive industry that demands higher performance compute in the car. The next generation vehicle requires CAE (Connectivity, Automation and Electrification). Consider the vehicle a kind of consumer device with the level of connectivity and security requirements of networking equipment as well as the functional safety and reliability…
5G moving from hype to reality, with Ericsson as an industry leader

5G moving from hype to reality, with Ericsson as an industry leader

By Jeff Gowan Recently I’ve seen a couple of interesting items on the topic of 5G. The first is, “Ericsson Rides 5G Wave Across Asia, North America” from SDX Central. The article summarizes some key points gleaned from a recent Ericsson earnings call with analysts. Some of the most interesting points were: “Ericsson is riding a wave of 5G momentum and…
Commercial Embedded Linux Benefits: Managing Compliance

Commercial Embedded Linux Benefits: Managing Compliance

By Pavan Singh This is part 3 of a series on the main benefits of utilizing a commercially-supported embedded Linux solution. Part 1 explains how you can get to market faster and part 2 outlines the long-term savings associated with commercial embedded Linux.   Commercial embedded Linux is the solution of choice for many software developers working on embedded products.…
Commercial Embedded Linux Benefits: Long Term Savings

Commercial Embedded Linux Benefits: Long Term Savings

By Pavan Singh This is part 2 of a series on the main benefits of utilizing a commercially-supported embedded Linux solution. Part 1 explains how commercial embedded Linux helps you get to market faster and part 3 reviews how you can simplify compliance. Commercially-supported embedded Linux is the best choice for embedded systems. It provides organizations with the support they…
Urgent/11 Further Boosts VxWorks Security

Urgent/11 Further Boosts VxWorks Security

By Arlen Baker, Wind River Chief Security Architect Working with the Security Research Community At Wind River, security is embedded in our DNA. It is part of our rich heritage of nearly 40 years in mission-critical systems. It is built into all the technologies we provide to help our customers develop trusted and reliable solutions. We take security extremely seriously,…