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Anniversaries and Coincidences

Anniversaries and Coincidences

By Alex Wilson This year was one for some decade anniversaries, always big occasions, the first being 30 years since my graduation from Imperial College. I have many fond memories of life at Imperial, including my first computing experience in FORTRAN 77 on the college mainframe, and meeting my future Brother-in-Law! This year we all met up to celebrate this…
Which Virtualization Strategy is Right for You?

Which Virtualization Strategy is Right for You?

By Chip Downing Advances in microprocessor technology now enable embedded and IoT designers to create very powerful solutions by integrating both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) into shared, consolidated compute platforms. Today’s embedded microprocessors have hardware-assisted virtualization intellectual property that supports full operating system environments in virtual machines (VMs) on a shared compute environment. Although this capability has…

Debugging 64-bit Multi-Core Applications

  By Mark Hermeling As more organizations implement devices based on 64-bit multi-core architectures, Wind River Workbench is designed to make even the most difficult software projects less challenging.  Debugging using Workbench helps you find and fix problems in code early on, accelerate application development, reduce device code complexity, improve code quality, and shorten time spent in test cycles. Supporting…
Insights from the NXP FTF Tech Forum

Insights from the NXP FTF Tech Forum

    By Mark Hermeling I am just on my way back from a productive week at the NXP FTF Tech Forum held in Austin, Texas May 16-19, 2016. The conference, where ideas and innovations from a network of 2,000 embedded enthusiasts are shared, is always a good place to meet up with our customers and partners, and this week…
Sealing data with TPM on VxWorks

Sealing data with TPM on VxWorks

    By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks support for data protection makes use of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a secure cryptoprocessor used to establish root of trust in security systems.  TPMs can be used in several security processes, including local attestation and remote attestation.  This blog entry focuses on a different aspect:  using a TPM as a root of…

Introducing VxWorks Altera Arria 10 SoC Support

    By Mark Hermeling VxWorks now supports the Altera Arria 10 SoC and the video below shows a demonstration of the Wind River WorkBench LivePatch capability on the Altera Arria 10. This demo demonstrates how software engineers can effortlessly change the code that is executing on their target. This helps them debug difficult scenarios as well as develop patches…
Aviation Electronics Europe 2016

Aviation Electronics Europe 2016

By Paul Parkinson Recently, I attended the Aviation Electronics Europe 2016 conference, which was held in Munich again after the successful conference in 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘International Avionics Challenges – Integrating the Single Sky’, and there were a number of presentations about the advances in aeronautical communications, navigation and surveillance systems (CNS) to enable air…
Wind River Technology Powers Airbus Helicopters’ Integrated Modular Avionics System

Wind River Technology Powers Airbus Helicopters’ Integrated Modular Avionics System

HIGHLIGHTS VxWorks 653 Platform serves as a key technology in the Airbus Integrated Modular Avionics helicopter implementation. Developed with the Wind River COTS platform, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics system provides unprecedented levels of performance and safety. VxWorks 653 Platform is used in over 350 programs by more than 200 customers on over 75 aircraft and supported by 24 partners.  Wind…

Scalable Graphics for VxWorks

By Mark Hermeling Graphics are important for embedded systems. The graphics capabilities have been growing over the years and the end-customer is expecting more and more content and interaction with embedded systems. Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system provides all the scalability needed to match this increasing demand. In its simplest form, VxWorks provides framebuffer support; users can write directly to the…
VxWorks Now Supports AMD’s Embedded G and R-Series CPUs

VxWorks Now Supports AMD’s Embedded G and R-Series CPUs

By Mark Hermeling VxWorks has always been the first choice of RTOS for serious embedded developers – not in small part because of its broad processor support.  Now embedded developers looking for great graphics in combination with low power can use VxWorks supporting AMD’s embedded G and R-Series microprocessors. Embedded developers looking to use either of these processors can begin…