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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:…
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,…
From Sputnik to SmallSats: Three Factors that Have Changed the Satellite Industry Forever

From Sputnik to SmallSats: Three Factors that Have Changed the Satellite Industry Forever

By Wind River Intern Ranjan Sikand Multi-national corporations and startups alike have begun to tackle the emerging sector of commercial spacecraft. Known as “new space,” it is the sector where companies are introducing new designs that propel them to the forefront of technological advancement, in areas such as 5G networking and imaging. As the new space race heats up, Wind…
Tracealyzer for VxWorks – Overview and Getting Started Guide

Tracealyzer for VxWorks – Overview and Getting Started Guide

Guest Blog By Dr. Johan Kraft, CEO & Founder of Percepio Tracealyzer is a trace visualization and analysis tool for embedded software developers. The recently released Tracealyzer version 4 for VxWorks gives the developer an unprecedented insight into the runtime behavior, leading to reduced troubleshooting time and improved software quality, performance and reliability. Tracealyzer does not depend on special trace…

Why Virtualization Holds the Key to Application Portability

By Andreea Volosincu This week, at the Paris Air Show, new information was released on the cooperation between France and Germany for the next phase of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). At previous announcements on the concepts, the program does not cover just a single aircraft, instead, it is a System-of-Systems that combines future fighter aircraft with unmanned systems (or…
VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

By Michel Chabroux While it may seem mundane today to talk about multi-core, it used to be a big deal. Back in the day, all CPUs came with a single core (Zylog Z80, Motorola 68K, PowerPC 8xx, 386, etc.).  The one thing that CPU manufacturers did to provide more horse power was increase the frequency.  Eventually, the laws of physics…
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

By Michel Genard Frost & Sullivan annually presents the Technology Leadership Award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value. Wind River is proud to be recognized this year in the avionics software platform category for VxWorks® 653, which has more than 350 customers across more than 600 programs, involving more than…
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…
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…
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…