Well Being over Ethernet

One of the larger commercial vehicles present at CES 2017 was the NXP® Smarter World Truck – an 18-wheeler parked right outside the Convention Center.  It contained over 100 demonstrations making use of NXP products showing some of the latest innovations in home-automation, medical, industrial and other fields.  Mentor Embedded, together with RTI, worked with NXP to set up a medical demonstration that showed data aggregation in real-time from medical sensors.

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ISO 26262 Certification for Software Components

The automotive industry has adopted ISO 26262 as its functional safety standard for electronic systems. The current version of ISO 26262 was published in 2011, with a second edition scheduled for release in 2018. The increased use of software in automotive systems such as driver assist, brake control and engine and systems management has placed a greater scrutiny on ensuring the software is safe. Modern vehicles now contain millions of lines of software and software quality is more important than ever. While automotive designers and suppliers have 5 years’ experience using ISO 26262, the bar for software compliance is now higher due to increased complexity, integration and automation. Moreover, one can expect regulatory oversight to increase in the future due to changing policies. In September 2016, the U.S. DOT issued a new federal policy for safe testing and deployment of automated vehicles. This new policy seeks to strike a fair balance between innovation and regulatory oversight but will require additional effort from vehicle makers and suppliers who wish to use forms of automation in their future designs.

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How to Integrate RTI Connext DDS Micro with Container-Based Applications [tutorial]

Container-based microservices are all the rage as software architects and engineers work to bring the flexibility and scalability of the cloud to the edge. To support real-time communication between those microservices with a guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS), DDS makes the perfect companion. This post covers the steps necessary to integrate RTI Connext DDS Micro with container-based applications. The steps required and benefits of the technology will be described in the context of a simple publisher/subscriber example.

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Automatic QoS Enforcement with DDS & Software Defined Networking

Good abstractions drive progress in computing. The first turing-complete computers such as the ENIAC exposed a register-level programming abstraction enabling programmers to reconfigure the machines for different tasks. In the 1950s - 1970s the maturation of compiled languages enabled programmers to more easily port software from one machine architecture to another. From 1980 to the late 1990s saw the development of modularity abstractions (e.g., object oriented programming) making it easier to distribute the development of large software across large teams. Throughout the 2000s to the present we've seen the development of programming abstractions designed to make it easier to build distributed and concurrent software systems. DDS is a perfect example and its success proves how useful and necessary good abstractions are.

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“See” what is going on with your DDS System

Have you ever had to figure out what is going on inside of your DDS-based system and had no idea how to begin?

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The Future of Live TV

The Future of Live TV Production and Broadcast needs to be defined by the expectations of the consumer. This is not just about content access. It’s about the content experience itself.

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