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Wind River Simics Recognized with Top Innovation Award

Wind River Simics Recognized with Top Innovation Award

By Andreea Volosincu Wind River has been selected for the third time in a row as a platinum honoree by Military & Aerospace Electronics Magazine. This year, the technology innovation award goes to Wind River Simics, a full system simulator that solves significant DevOps challenges in today’s manufacturing processes. Wind River won this distinction in previous years as well, with…
Running “Large” Software on Wind River® Simics® Virtual Platforms, Then and Now

Running “Large” Software on Wind River® Simics® Virtual Platforms, Then and Now

By guest author Jakob Engblom This is the first of a series of posts that will look at the past, present, and future of Wind River® Simics® virtual platforms. In 2018, it is 20 years since its commercial launch as a product. At the time back in 1998, Simics was marketed by a startup called Virtutech, which was acquired by Wind…
Simulation Plays in the Gartner Top Ten Tech Trends for 2018

Simulation Plays in the Gartner Top Ten Tech Trends for 2018

By guest author Jakob Engblom The analyst firm Gartner has published a list of their “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends” for 2018. The list contains a wide range of trends, from specific technologies like Blockchain to broad domains like Conversational Platforms. In this blog post, I will look at how simulation plays an important role in a couple of the…
Compiling with Wind River Diab

Compiling with Wind River Diab

By Kumar Senthil and Liviu Caraman from the Connected Vehicle team at Wind River Choosing a compiler for automotive applications can be a difficult task, and choosing the wrong one can lead to pain and frustration. It could also lead to your product not working or not being able to meet appropriate safety certifications. Sounds dire? It doesn’t have to be…
GrammaTech CodeSonar Brings the Power of Advanced Static Analysis to Wind River Workbench

GrammaTech CodeSonar Brings the Power of Advanced Static Analysis to Wind River Workbench

The integration of GrammaTech CodeSonar with Wind River Workbench enables software developers to annotate and resolve the bugs and software vulnerabilities that CodeSonar highlights without leaving the Wind River Workbench development environment, thereby significantly boosting productivity. Supporting the native Wind River VxWorks® real-time operating system as well as the POSIX API, CodeSonar provides advanced, whole program static analysis of application…
Finding a Kernel 1-2-3 Bug by Running Wind River Simics on Simics!

Finding a Kernel 1-2-3 Bug by Running Wind River Simics on Simics!

By Jakob Engblom I must admit that I love bugs and strange and unexpected software behaviors. They provide comic relief and drama in the supposedly dry world of software development. Some bugs are trivial and embarrassing to talk about once they’ve been resolved.  Some bugs turn out to be as elusive as the mythical yeti, and are never found.  Some…
Virtual Is Now The Reality

Virtual Is Now The Reality

By Eva Skoglund A developer friend at Wind River asked me the other day: “Let’s say I have a virtual platform of a small developer board (like the Minnow Board). When should I run the simulation in a VM or a Linux container? And when should I run it as a virtual platform in a cloud based lab?” After a…

Pushing Lab Cloud Buttons Remotely – The API (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom One nice thing about services hosted in the Cloud is that they can offer API access to functionality from pretty much anywhere and anything. Wind River Helix Lab Cloud is no exception – as we have discussed previously the API is a great way to automate testing and setup in Lab Cloud. To provide a bit more…
Effective Communication of Hardware Designs to Software Designers using the Cloud (with Video)

Effective Communication of Hardware Designs to Software Designers using the Cloud (with Video)

By Jakob Engblom Cloud-based services are great for communication – sending a URL to someone is so much easier than almost all alternative means of getting information in front of colleagues and friends. When we are talking about hardware designs and getting them to software designers, the method most commonly used are still prototype boards. Virtual platforms are also used,…
Develop and Test Online in Lab Cloud

Develop and Test Online in Lab Cloud

By Jakob Engblom Last week, we released the fully-featured Wind River Helix Lab Cloud service. This follows up on the preview of the Lab Cloud that we released in the Summer, fleshing out the feature set and providing more ways to use the Lab Cloud. This blog post will go through what Lab Cloud is in a bit more detail, and…