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Embedded systems: The evolution of embedded system design

Embedded systems: The evolution of embedded system design
Embedded systems design is evolving as businesses are under pressure to innovate faster than ever before. Legacy systems that were once purpose-built must be modernised or give way to new fluid and connected systems. Of course, the need for this transition didn’t happen overnight. Let’s review the history of embedded systems and how things have changed to drive this evolution. Guest blog written by Michel Genard, Wind River. 
16th September 2019

Linux reflections from a Wind River intern

Linux reflections from a Wind River intern
This summer, a marketing intern by the name of Ranjan Sikand proved that Wind River Linux truly is accessible for use by all. That being said, when the opportunity arose for an intern to work with the leading free open source Linux in the embedded industry, it made perfect sense that of the team of four interns, Ranjan was the one for the job. Guest blog written by Jenna Camargo, Wind River Intern.
5th September 2019

VxWorks now has a pet snake

VxWorks now has a pet snake
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. Yes: Python is exciting. While my personal view did not come into play when I pulled the trigger on this investment, I do like Python a lot. I discovered it with Blender years ago and wrote my first Python program to export a scene so I could process it in my raytracer, getting my first cooler than a cube image, (shown below). Guest blog written by Michel Chabroux, Wind River.
5th September 2019


Virtualisation for embedded systems

Virtualisation for embedded systems
New technological trends are forcing a change in the world of embedded systems. Legacy architectures must give way to a more fluid, software-defined, and connected approach. While virtualisation has been a common practice in enterprise IT for years, it is just making its way into the embedded systems market. A robust virtualisation solution will enable this transition and offer a way to run any embedded system, old or new, while supporting the security, safety, reliability, and certification requirements of modern embedded systems. Guest blog written by Jessica Schieve, Wind River.
30th August 2019

Apollo 11: A future in space, thanks to our past

Apollo 11: A future in space, thanks to our past
A chorus of alarms serenaded the nervous astronauts as the Eagle lunar module descended toward the moon’s surface. The tension was palpable, and the shrill ringing only added to their worries.  Guest blog written by Ranjan Sikand, Wind River Intern.
27th August 2019

Where to start with auto high performance compute gateway?

Where to start with auto high performance compute gateway?
There are 3 major trends in the automotive industry that demands higher performance compute in the car. The next generation vehicle requires CAE (Connectivity, Automation and Electrification). Consider the vehicle a kind of consumer device with the level of connectivity and security requirements of networking equipment as well as the functional safety and reliability requirements of industrial equipment. Guest blog written by Ty Kim, Wind River. 
23rd August 2019

5G moving from hype to reality

5G moving from hype to reality
Recently we’ve seen a couple of interesting items on the topic of 5G. The first is, 'Ericsson Rides 5G Wave Across Asia, North America' from SDX Central. The article summarises some key points gleaned from a recent Ericsson earnings call with analysts.  Guest blog written by Jeff Gowan, Wind River.
20th August 2019

Commercial embedded Linux benefits: managing compliance

Commercial embedded Linux benefits: managing compliance
This is part three of a series on the main benefits of utilising a commercially-supported embedded Linux solution. Part one explained how you can get to market faster and part two outlined the long-term savings associated with commercial embedded Linux. Commercial embedded Linux is the solution of choice for many software developers working on embedded products. Guest blog written by Pavan Singh, Wind River.
7th August 2019

Commercial embedded Linux benefits: long term savings

Commercial embedded Linux benefits: long term savings
Commercially-supported embedded Linux is the best choice for embedded systems. It provides organisations with the support they need to create customised solutions at a fraction of the cost of developing them on your own. This is the second part, in a series about the main benefits of utilising a commercially-supported embedded Linux solution. Part 1 explains how commercial embedded Linux helps you get to market faster and part 3 will review how you can simplify compliance. Guest blog written by Pavan Singh, Wind River.
31st July 2019

Urgent/11 further boosts VxWorks security

Urgent/11 further boosts VxWorks security
At Wind River, security is embedded in its DNA. It is part of the rich heritage of nearly 40 years in mission-critical systems. It is built into all the technologies it provides to help customers develop trusted and reliable solutions. Wind River take security extremely seriously, which is why the recent vulnerabilities discovered within the TCP/IP (IPnet) networking stack, dubbed “Urgent/11,” has resulted in the most secure VxWorks to date. Guest blog written by Arlen Baker, Wind River Chief Security Architect.
31st July 2019

Commercial embedded Linux benefits: get to market faster

Commercial embedded Linux benefits: get to market faster
This is part one of a series on the benefits of utilising a commercially-supported embedded Linux solution. Part two outlines the long-term savings associated with commercial embedded Linux and part three reviews how you can simplify compliance management. Linux is the most popular choice for embedded solutions and is often considered the default environment for software developers.  Guest blog written by Pavan Singh, Wind River.
29th July 2019

Easier installation, operations and maintenance at the Edge

Easier installation, operations and maintenance at the Edge
The network edge may look like the land of opportunity for telcos seeking fertile ground to grow new revenue-generating services. For their network operations managers, however, ensuring the delivery of reliable services across disparate edge architectures and geographically dispersed sites of varying sizes could well look like a nightmare scenario. Indeed, operational complexity is one of the biggest challenges of edge cloud deployments. Guest blog written by Jeff Gowan, Wind River.
23rd July 2019

Three factors that have changed the satellite industry forever

Three factors that have changed the satellite industry forever
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.  Guest blog written by Wind River Intern Ranjan Sikand.
19th July 2019

Bringing the benefits of Linux containers to OT

Bringing the benefits of Linux containers to OT
Linux container technology was introduced more than a decade ago and has recently jumped in adoption in IT environments. The OT (Operational Technology) environments, typically made up of heterogenous embedded systems, have however lagged in the adoption of container technologies due to both the unique technology requirements, and the business models that relied on proprietary systems. By Pavan Singh, Senior Director, Cloud-scale products at Wind River.
16th July 2019

Get the insider’s view on satellite technology today

Get the insider’s view on satellite technology today
The first US Weather Satellite weighed 270lbs. That made most people associate the word “satellite” with either a moon, a sputnik, or a modern rig with rocket motors, solar panels, and antennae. Is that still the case? Guest blog written by Andreea Volusincu, Wind River.
15th July 2019

Which embedded Linux?

Which embedded Linux?
Linux is the primary environment for a majority of software developers and is the solution of choice for embedded systems. Linux is ideal for embedded systems because it comes in so many flavours and varieties. However, this is also one of its biggest challenges. You want to make sure that you are using the right type of Linux to fit your particular use case. Guest blog written by Pavan Singh, Wind River.
11th July 2019

Commercial embedded Linux: prototype to production

Commercial embedded Linux: prototype to production
Linux is the default environment for most software developers and is becoming increasingly popular for embedded solutions. However, one of Linux’s greatest strengths, and to some extent its biggest challenge, is that it comes in so many flavours and varieties —each well-suited to a particular use case. Commercial embedded Linux is often the popular choice for organisations looking for a customised solution with low-cost long-term support and maintenance. Guest blog written by Jessica Schieve, Wind River.
5th July 2019

Space as the final frontier? Simulate for safety!

Space as the final frontier? Simulate for safety!
Mythology tells the tale of Icarus burning his wings while flying too close to the sun. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci sketched a flight machine, and flight became a reality in the 20th century. We have always looked up into the sky for new frontiers. The US government alone plans to invest $20bn by 2027 for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, infrastructure like the ISS, planet exploration and other deep-space missions. Guest blog written by Michel Genard, Wind River.
24th June 2019

Why virtualisation holds the key to application portability

Why virtualisation holds the key to application portability
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 remote carriers), legacy ground, air and space assets, and advanced networking capabilities through an 'Air Combat Cloud.' Guest blog written by Andreea Volosincu, Wind River.
19th June 2019

5G, autonomous systems and the revenge of real time and determinism!

5G, autonomous systems and the revenge of real time and determinism!
If you tend to look at the technology landscape through the lens of a cloud approach, you probably believe that infinite compute, storage and bandwidth are available to you thanks to the cloud. In terms of scalability and elasticity, IT and most of the popular PaaS have largely demonstrated that this is possible - just buy more compute, storage, services from your favorite cloud platform. Guest blog written by Michel Genard, Wind River.
13th June 2019


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