Telecom

68 articles

I am not a number – I am a presence !

By Paul Tingey It came as somewhat of a surprise to me but I've recently realized that, between my wife and myself, we have six phone numbers; two mobile phones (one for work and one for personal use), three landlines (a home office number, a fax number and a personal number) and a desk phone at a Wind River office.…

Report from the International Telecommunications Union Conference

By Glenn Seiler I’ve been in Hong Kong the last week visiting the ITU Telecom World 2006. The theme of this show, as articulated by a keynote speech from Vivian Reding, the European Union commissioner for Information Society and Media, is “Living in the Digital World”.  The fact that someone from the EU was giving the keynote at a Telecom…

BARCO’s MOSArt

By Alex Wilson Another great piece of news! I was really pleased to see the announcement on BARCO's use of our VxWorks 653 operating system in their MOSArt system. I remember many years ago when BARCO decided to embark on the MOSArt project and they chose  Green Hills over us, if I recall correctly because at the time we had…

DSDP: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By Doug Gaff Following up on today’s announcement of milestones in three of the DSDP projects—eRCP 1.0, MTJ 0.7, and TM 1.0—I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on DSDP…how it started, where it is today, and where it’s heading. First, let me start with a timeline of project events. March 2005. Unofficially, the DSDP project got its start…

Telecoms equipment can be cool (honestly)

By Paul Tingey Many years ago, at a previous company, I spent my days writing assembler code for the 68302 processor and watched enviously as other (more fortunate) engineers wrote "modern" C++ applications for Pentium-II desktop PCs. In the canteen at lunchtime, no-one wanted to listen to my witty anecdotes about humorous 68K register names. At a technology level, embedded…

Is standards based telecom equipment coming of age?

By Paul Tingey At the beginning of each day I try to spend a little time reading press releases and news items from the various industry sectors I take an interest in. As I read I often find individual items which catch my eye and make me explore a little deeper but, over the last few days, something else became…

ATCA stars in its own show

By Paul Tingey This week sees the AdvancedTCA Summit 2006 in full swing in Santa Clara. This gathering of over 100 companies and consortia who sponsor, use or develop equipment based on the ATCA (and associated) specifications is proof that ATCA is now a "force to be reckoned with". Let's face it, it's not often that a hardware standard gets…

Is Carrier Grade Linux finding new friends?

By Paul Tingey While browsing the web recently I was interested to find an article (Carrier Grade Linux moves beyond telecoms into data centers, virtualization) featuring an interview with Bill Weinberg of the OSDL. In the article Weinberg outlines his view that Carrier Grade Linux has matured to a point where it's pushing out from it's traditional heartland of management…