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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…

Great news for POSIX

By Alex Wilson If you didn't see the Press announcement, we have just completed our conformance testing of VxWorks to POSIX 1003.13 PSE52 with The Open Group  [IEEE Conformance Web]!! This adds to the long line of "firsts" for VxWorks, including my favourite of being the first RTOS on MARS! Continue Reading ››

Obsolescence and Standardisation

By Alex Wilson I was reading through one of my (many) news feeds the other day when I came across an excellent article in Flight which reminded me of issues around obsolescence. The contract as for an upgrade to the RAF Spitfires for modifications to the landing gear to accommodate new tubeless tyres. This reminded me of a presentation given…

Compliance vs Conformance?

By Alex Wilson What is the difference between compliance and conformance and what does that mean to you and me? Or more importantly what does this mean to your project? Well, compliance is an informal industry term generally accepted to mean the system provides support for some of a given standard. Technically, an OS that provides only one API of…

Precipice…

By Mike Deliman [Editorial by Mike] 5 years hard work 120 minutes great excitement (launch) 7 months boredom (cruise) 6 minutes of sheer terror (EDL) Ninety  One Thousand+ days of exploration It all started like this... January 2001... I received a call from a cohort, someone I hadn't heard from in a long time. It was, for me, a very…

Is safety-critical ready for multi-core?

By Paul Parkinson You may feel that you're experiencing déjà vu reading this blog, but the title 'Is safety-critical ready for multi-core?' is different to an earlier blog, which was 'Is multi-core ready for safety-critical?'. In the earlier blog, I discussed some recent developments in multi-core processors in the context of their suitability for use in safety-critical systems. In this…

To Boldly Go…

By Mike Deliman Seen on SlashDot - did Viking miss signs of life on Mars? The science facts behind the SlashDot article support that idea.  Remember - in 1976 scientists didn't know a whole lot about Mars; Viking was really the first successfull attempt to put a science observatory on another planet with the idea of operating for more than…

POSIX Profiles

By Alex Wilson Well, as work caught up with me I missed the Lisbon experience, but apparently it was raining there anyway - so it was just like home! As I mentioned profiles in my last blog, I thought I would expand on these based on Andrew Josey's presentation [PDF from Open Group Site] to see what they look like…

One Thousand Days

By Mike Deliman This afternoon, Spirit Rover will start it's 999th Sol (Martian Day) on Mars.  Tomorrow will be Sol 1K. Next month, on the 14th/15th of November, Opportunity's calendar will hit the same milestone.  A Thousand Days on-planet. Congratulations to all the teams who crafted, constructed, controlled, and cajoled the rovers from conception to the current-day. Well Done! Continue…

Is multi-core ready for safety-critical?

By Paul Parkinson I recently attended the Military & Aerospace Electronics conference in the UK, at which a number of technical presentations were given on new technologies relevant to this sector, including an excellent one by Gordon Hunt of RTI on the Data Distribution Standard (which probably deserves a blog entry in its own right). However, the presentation which I…