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…
RTOS Application Development Redefined: Desktop-like Ease-of-Use in Embedded with LLVM and Boost

RTOS Application Development Redefined: Desktop-like Ease-of-Use in Embedded with LLVM and Boost

By Michel Genard Nearly four decades ago VxWorks revolutionized the RTOS market by enabling a hardware board to connect to a Unix workstation dramatically changing the edit/compile/debug paradigm. This revolution was so disruptive that within ten years many established competitors went out of business or were acquired as a way to be salvaged. With VxWorks, Wind River continues to disrupt…
Swarm Technology – Pushing the Barriers of Autonomous Systems

Swarm Technology – Pushing the Barriers of Autonomous Systems

By Andreea Volosincu These are not just any ordinary unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). They fly together. Better still, they swarm together, for any Star Trek fans out there. They can also team up with a manned aircraft and act like a force multiplier. This kind of unmanned aircraft can bring significant improvements to almost every area of national and homeland…
My New Socks from the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando

My New Socks from the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando

By Tony Crupi A few weeks ago, I attended the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, FL. This was my fourth year attending the conference and it has grown to over 950 attendees, which included attendees from ExxonMobil, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, GE, Honeywell, Intel, and many others. During the event, I was able to meet with many Wind River’s customers, as well…
SSS’19 Update: AI/ML, autonomy and multi-core safety certification

SSS’19 Update: AI/ML, autonomy and multi-core safety certification

By Paul Parkinson Wind River recently participated in the Safety-critical Systems Symposium (SSS’19) held in Bristol, UK. This year’s conference achieved a record-level number of delegates, including academics and industry professionals involved in system safety. One of the main tracks in this year’s programme was on Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, which contained a number of talks which generally advocated one of…
The Best of All Worlds: Introducing Wind River’s New Edge Compute Software Platform

The Best of All Worlds: Introducing Wind River’s New Edge Compute Software Platform

By Michel Genard After nearly 40 years in the business, with customers writing 100’s of millions of lines of application code running on billions of devices on earth and in space, the embedded industry’s leading software provider continues to deliver differentiated and disruptive offerings. Today at Embedded World we’ve introduced the newest cutting-edge addition to our comprehensive edge compute software…
Industry Experts Quantify the Operational Benefits of Telco-Grade OpenStack Platforms

Industry Experts Quantify the Operational Benefits of Telco-Grade OpenStack Platforms

By Charlie Ashton As Communications Service Providers (CSPs) plan the deployment of virtualized network applications and services, they have to make a fundamental decision about the infrastructure software that will host these functions: can they get by with using the same platform that’s already deployed in their IT cloud or should they select a platform that’s purpose-built and optimized to…