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OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

By Tim Skutt Following on the recent success of the InSight probe’s Mars landing, VxWorks  is once again enabling an interplanetary first – an asteroid sample return mission.  On December 3, 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. After surveying the asteroid for approximately 18-months, the spacecraft will perform one of the best prepared tags in history. Lockheed…
My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

By Ron Breault For the past nine months I've been working as a member of an experienced, diverse team creating a new technical standard for use within industrial process automation.  The activity has been managed under the careful guidance of The Open Group, and the effort is taking place in the Open Process Automation Forum, abbreviated as “OPAF.”   I’ve been…
Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

By Andreea Volosincu Wind River is proud to announce that today NASA's InSight Mars Lander, with the help of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), reached a historical milestone in its journey to Mars; InSight made its 12,300mph descent to the red planet with a successful landing. With the Insight lander’s avionics system based on VxWorks, this NASA mission brings the…
Diving Deeper into Multi-core Certification Activities

Diving Deeper into Multi-core Certification Activities

By Paul Parkinson In the recent Wind River and Rockwell Collins joint webinar “Plan with Confidence: Route to a Successful DO-178C Multi-Core Certification”, we discussed a number of topics related to the planning, design, testing and analysis for RTCA DO-178C / EUROCAE ED-12C DAL A safety certification of avionics software systems running on multiple cores on multi-core processors. If you…
Meeting FDA Regulations to Update Medical Devices for Safety and Security

Meeting FDA Regulations to Update Medical Devices for Safety and Security

By Jeff Kataoka Protecting patients and promoting public health is a key directive for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This directive includes oversight on the safe and secure use of medical devices for patient care. That means that if you are a medical device manufacturer, your company needs to ensure that its medical device is meeting FDA regulations…
Reliable, Safe and Secure? Ada and VxWorks Can Help!

Reliable, Safe and Secure? Ada and VxWorks Can Help!

By guest contributor Ben Brosgol, Senior Technical Staff, AdaCore Writing reliable, safe and secure software is tough. Doing it for for hard real-time systems with demanding certification requirements -- such as DO-178B or DO-178C for avionics -- is tougher and indeed is one of the most daunting challenges that a developer has to face. Meeting this challenge calls for experience-hardened…
New Performance Breakthrough for VxWorks-based HPEC Systems

New Performance Breakthrough for VxWorks-based HPEC Systems

By guest contributor Michelle Watson, Marketing Product Portfolio Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions For years, designers of High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) systems have sought to free up critical resources and establish optimal performance for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications.  Today, system designers can take full advantage of the Intel® Xeon® D processor architecture for their multi-core/multi-board HPEC systems using…
VxWorks: Past and Future

VxWorks: Past and Future

By Andreea Volosincu The year is 2002. Brazil is winning the FIFA World Cup and the first cell phone to have a built-in camera is released in the US – yes, this story is THAT old. In the world of secure and reliable systems, Wind River releases VxWorks 5.5. Fast forward 16 years, VxWorks® 5.5 reaches its End-of-Life (EOL) status…
OpenCV on VxWorks enables intelligence at the edge

OpenCV on VxWorks enables intelligence at the edge

By Ka Kay Achacoso When a wind turbine collects sensor data about its surrounding environment, or an off-shore oil rig logs its readings into its records, the data can be analyzed for decision-making factors: Are the sudden changes in engine noise an indication of wear?  Are there any flying objects headed towards danger zones? Are the engine settings optimal for…
From System Design to Certification: Wind River Helps Rockwell Collins Reduce the Risk of Multi-core Certification

From System Design to Certification: Wind River Helps Rockwell Collins Reduce the Risk of Multi-core Certification

By Paul Parkinson RTCA DO-178C / EUROCAE ED-12C safety certification is a crucial step for safety-critical avionics software programs, but for many program managers and software leads it still poses significant risk, especially when using multi-core processors. This risk is mainly due to the fact that certification authorities have not yet issued formal guidance or policy on multi-core certification. Although…