Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform Wins 2019 American Business Bronze Stevie Award

Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform Wins 2019 American Business Bronze Stevie Award

We're pleased to announce that Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Software Development Solution category in the annual American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. The recently launched, Helix Platform combines the company’s industry-leading VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and embedded Linux distribution into an edge compute software…
Reuse: Getting More and Going Further with Your Automotive Investment

Reuse: Getting More and Going Further with Your Automotive Investment

By Marques McCammon The automotive industry frequently reuses the physical chassis from one vehicle line to another, as a way to more broadly make available and share the underpinnings of various vehicles, and extend their investments. In the same way the industry has learned to reuse platforms from one model to the next, OEMs should now think about the reuse…
Wind River Showcases FACE™ Demonstration for Multi-core Safety-Critical Applications

Wind River Showcases FACE™ Demonstration for Multi-core Safety-Critical Applications

By Tom Mullen Wind River’s commitment to meeting the affordability, innovation, and safety-critical needs of the avionics community was on display this week at the Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting in St. Pete Beach, FL.  Wind River and Bell collaborated to demonstrate the benefits of combining the separation principles of an ARINC 653 Integrated…
Wind River Reflections from NXP Technology Day

Wind River Reflections from NXP Technology Day

By Tony Crupi Last week I traveled to the NXP Technology Day in Minneapolis, MN.  There were many interesting and timely topics on the agenda, so not surprisingly it was a full house! It was great to catch up with my colleagues at NXP, our joint customers, and other Wind River partners. Over the last three decades, Wind River and…
Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

By Andreea Volosincu Future airspace will be filled with drones, commercial aircraft, helicopters, and more. Several prototypes are currently targeting urban air mobility solutions such as air taxis, or revolutionary aircraft models, such as next-generation commercial supersonic aircraft. Add to this autonomous swarm technologies, such as manned-unmanned teaming, and systems for future vertical lift and it’s clear that the technology…
What’s in StarlingX for you and how to get started

What’s in StarlingX for you and how to get started

By Jeff Gowan You’ve heard about StarlingX but not sure it is for you yet? Learn more about opportunities and the first steps of starting to contribute. Maybe you already know that StarlingX is a fully-featured open source cloud for the distributed edge. Perhaps you are aware it has features like ultra-low deterministic latency, high availability, strong security, and lowers…
How Does Your Software Security Measure Up?

How Does Your Software Security Measure Up?

By Rick Anderson and Arlen Baker In recent months, Wind River has offered a free software security assessment on our website.The survey is open to anyone and asks ten very brief yes/no security questions about your software system.  Each question focuses on a different aspect of security as spelled out by the Wind River Helix Security Framework.  This framework is built on…
The First Image of a Black Hole

The First Image of a Black Hole

By Andreea Volosincu This week, the world had a first view of the ground-breaking discoveries brought forth by Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) – an international scientific collaboration aiming to create a virtual Earth-sized telescope. The images of the event horizon of a black hole were constructed from data gathered by observatories all over the globe. Since 2017, telescopes from Antarctica,…
Avionics Expo 2019 Update: Open architectures and multi-core certification

Avionics Expo 2019 Update: Open architectures and multi-core certification

By Paul Parkinson Wind River recently participated in the Avionics Expo 2019 conference and tradeshow (now branded as Aerospace Tech Week) in Munich Germany. This year’s conference was attended by a record number of delegates, which was apparent from the standing room only opening keynote presentation. It was a big event for Wind River and Collins Aerospace as we had the…
Improving ATM Security

Improving ATM Security

By Rick Anderson While the security of Automated Teller Machines is not necessarily “life critical” as with many other industries (think transportation, medical and some industrial applications), there are certainly financial and identity theft risks associated with these devices.  There is much data on the web regarding the various ATM attack vectors, the estimated number of annual hacks and the cost…