Don’t Miss It: Boston Connext Conference is Next Week!

The first Connext Conference on the East Coast is right around the corner and I could not be more excited about it. In case you haven’t heard, the Connext Conference is a two-day event that brings together users, developers and industry partners to share information on the latest technical information and developer experiences in building real-world Industrial IoT systems.

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How to Meet Integration, Safety and Security Challenges in Autonomous Systems

Changes in the way we travel and the way merchandise is delivered are well underway as we are already becoming accustomed to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones. Millions of drones were shipped in 2017 and there are now more than 770,000 registered drones in the US. (Registration is required for any drone over .55lbs.) UAVs have an increasingly dominant role beyond military applications. Self-driving cars are just around the corner but it doesn’t stop there. The flying car is no longer science fiction-- The aerospace company Vahana has already made its first flight of a single-person, vertical take-off and landing aircraft. A society where there is no need for drivers licenses and where subscriptions to transportation services replace personal vehicles is within reach.

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AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform 18.03: Now with DDS!

On Monday, April 23, the latest AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform specification, release 18.03, was published on the AUTOSAR website. What makes this one special? For the first time, the AUTOSAR specification includes a binding to the OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, which opens up the Adaptive Platform to a whole new level of integration. Although this isn’t a complete binding yet, it is the first step to include DDS. You can find the new specifications on their website in these Adaptive Foundation documents:

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Announcing the OPC UA/DDS Gateway Standard

One of the most important challenges that system designers and system integrators face when deploying complex Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) systems is the integration of different connectivity solutions and standards.

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Getting Ready for B(r)each Season with the New IIC Security Maturity Model

With California weather getting warmer, I've been working on my beach body. I'm ok without washboard abs, but I wouldn’t mind trimming down the love handles. My shoulders are a bit strained, so a little physical therapy might be necessary as I crank up the effort.

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Connecting the Pieces: Integrating FACE-Conformant Portable Component with a Simulation Environment

It all started a few years ago when the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Integration Workshop Standing Committee released the Basic Avionics Lightweight Source Archetype (BALSA) example of a FACE Reference Implementation Architecture. BALSA is a software application containing Units of Conformance (UoCs) aligned to the FACE Technical Standard. Its purpose is to provide a working example to potential FACE Software Suppliers and FACE Software Integrators. It is also used as a teaching mechanism of how Units of Portability (UoPs), UoCs and FACE Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) can be realized on a potential system.

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