TECHNICAL CONTENT

ROBUST PARTITIONING IS DEAD – WHAT NOW?

Multicore safety research from Barcelona Supercomputer Centre (BSC) says that a robustly partitioned hardware and software platform is practically impossible. With today’s multicore processors (MCPs), current RTOS, and hypervisor technology Dr.... Read More

Introducing the Z-Application-Bridging the gap between bare metal and rtos

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Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) -Pt 2- LynxOS-178 10G network benchmarkS

_______________ Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) virtualizes network interface cards (NICs) to allow a single NIC to present itself as dozens of virtual NICs to a hypervisor. It is a hardware standard, part of the PCI-SIG (Peripheral... Read More

Who Needs a Hypervisor?

_______________ The standard benefits of a hypervisor are well known and often touted. Every RTOS has its hypervisor and they do genuinely help embedded designers to: Partition multicore processors into virtual machines; an elegant way to... Read More

Edge Computing is Here. What's Next?

_______________ Industry 4.0? Edge computing? Call it what you will, the fact remains that our industry moves slowly. Obstacles must be overcome before we can claim that edge computing has evolved from theories and experiments to true industrial... Read More

What is Cache Coloring and How Does it Work?

_______________ There are substantial challenges in building secure and safe systems on multicore processors (MCPs). Last level cache contention is undoubtedly the largest source of multicore interference, and a significant challenge for real-time... Read More

On reference architectures

What is a reference architecture? The term “architecture” seems to be in ever increasing use in its technological context. As an extrapolation from the construction term that Frank Lloyd Wright would have been familiar with, its definition as the... Read More

Intel’s first DO-254 hardware certification evidence – it’s on a MultiCore

WELL DONE, INTEL®! Over the years I’ve read lots of datasheets. They can sometimes be heavy on marketing buzzwords and prone to sweeping statements that oversell their solutions and gloss over gaps. I read this new Solution Brief from Intel and it... Read More

Conformance vs Compliance – What's in a Word?

Anyone who travels with a laptop soon develops a bittersweet relationship with international power adaptor plugs. Sure, they turn your homeland plug into something that approximates to what’s needed. But we’re all too familiar with the questionable... Read More

What is the Cost of a Real-time Operating System (RTOS)?

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