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VxWorks Flying High at Avionics Europe

By Bill Graham Today at the Avionics Europe conference in Amsterdam, Wind River has announced some interesting news  that highlights our success in avionics with the VxWorks product line. We announced a major update to our VxWorks 653 platform which I'll go into more detail in an upcoming post but the highlights include support for Intel Architecture and Power Architecture…

Police Drone: Episode 2

By Paul Parkinson On Thursday last week, I read that an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) had been recently used by the UK's Merseyside Police in the tracking and arrest of two suspected car thieves (BBC News:'Merseyside police drone tracks car theft suspects'). A quick Google search revealed some additional details in the Liverpool Echo ('Merseyside police make UK's first ever…

It’s All About the Evidence

By Bill Graham An important distinction that gets drilled into people new to safety critical systems and certification of said systems is the difference between "certified" and "certification evidence." When certifying a safety critical system to a very strict standard such as DO-178B, the system as a whole is certified not individual components such as operating systems or middleware. Verification…