Lethal Avionics: How Complexity and Automation Can Impact Safety in the Cockpit

Lethal Avionics: How Complexity and Automation Can Impact Safety in the Cockpit

Anonymous

Modern avionics systems have intelligently evolved over the years with three clear goals in mind: increase automation within the cockpit, reduce workload for pilots and, last but not least, increase safety. This journey of evolution has been extremely beneficial to the industry as a whole due to...

Andrew Jones, PhD, Research Engineer

VectorCAST: An End User's Perspective

Anna Barcelos

Andrew Jones, a former software engineer at a UK aerospace and defense company, used VectorCAST for several projects within the company. He provided us with VectorCAST’s biggest strengths and how the test automation platform helped him and the development team achieve their goals.

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Preventing Integer Overflow Disasters Before They Happen With Automated Software Testing

Preventing Integer Overflow Disasters Before They Happen With Automated Software Testing

Bill McCaffrey

A couple of weeks ago we had a major server crash. Our Dell EqualLogic Storage Array stopped working. We found out it was due to a software bug that caused “unexpected controller failovers at 248 consecutive...

On the Road with Steve Barriault: Keep Going West Until I Hit India

On the Road with Steve Barriault: Keep Going West Until I Hit India

Steve Barriault

This story starts with a snowstorm. I was supposed to go to Korea and then India last Tuesday. Well, let's just say, it didn't happen. If you want to know why, just take a look at the snow accumulation.

That was a load of fun (I love snow!), but unfortunately it also meant a client or...

5 Steps towards Creating an Effective Regression Testing Strategy

5 Steps towards Creating an Effective Regression Testing Strategy

Lynda Gaines

Business and safety-critical industries are steadily embracing embedded software, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. Focusing on code coverage...

News: Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system runs on LynxOS-178

News: Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system runs on LynxOS-178

Michael Rielly

SAN DIEGO, CA, AFCEA West–January 30, 2013–LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, announced LynxOS-178 is flying high. The recent announcement by Rockwell Collins that its Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system that uses LynxOS-178 is now in service on the...

Bombardier receives largest order in company history

Bombardier receives largest order in company history

Michael Rielly

VectorCAST user Bombardier, recently received the largest business jet order in its history. Charter business jet company VistaJet of Salzburg Switzerland, placed firm orders for 56 Bombardier Global business jets valued at $3.1 billion and...

News: LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE Deployed by ITT Exelis in New Line of Software-Defined Radios

News: LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE Deployed by ITT Exelis in New Line of Software-Defined Radios

Anonymous

LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced LynuxWorks' LynxOS -SE real-time operating system (RTOS) has been selected by ITT Exelis for their new line of software-defined radios (SDR) that includes Soldier Radio, Rifleman Radio and SideHat(R) variants for...

News: Aurora, SRI International Sarnoff infuse Skate small unmanned aerial system with video processing

News: Aurora, SRI International Sarnoff infuse Skate small unmanned aerial system with video processing

Anonymous

VectorCAST customer Aurora Flight Sciences and SRI International Sarnoff have integrated the SRI Sarnoff DL Micro digital data link and video processor into the Aurora Skate small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) to maximize...

News: Ada 2012 Language Standard Submitted to ISO

News: Ada 2012 Language Standard Submitted to ISO

Michael Rielly

Stockholm, Sweden [ via ] – At the Ada-Europe 2012 conference in Stockholm , the Ada Resource Association (ARA) and Ada-Europe today announced the completion of the design of the latest version of the Ada programming language and the submission...

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