Wind River Sets Rocket RTOS On Free Trajectory

Company Gives Away the Software; Charges for the Cloud

by Jim Turley

It’s a business model as old as time. Give away the product but charge for the service. It works for razors and blades. It works for bands who give away their music but make it up on tour revenues and merch. It works for a lot of software companies, especially in mobile gaming. It even works for drug dealers: The first fix is free, but after that it’ll cost you.

So in a way it’s no surprise that embedded software giant Wind River Systems is giving away one of its real-time operating systems. Indeed, the biggest surprise for most potential customers is that Wind River even had an RTOS to give away. What do you call that thing again?  Read More

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Posted on 11/24/15 at 2:23 PM by tentner

You should note that Altera is using ALMs, not 6-input LUTs. ALMs contain 2x 4-input LUTs + some logic to fancy combine them + 2 dedicated adder-bits. (At least I assume that Stratix 10 uses the same type of ALM - I could not download meaningful documents…

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Posted on 11/23/15 at 10:19 AM by bmoyer

What do you think about EDA break-ins such as what happened to Synopsys, and their implications for networked and cloud implementations?

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Posted on 11/23/15 at 8:59 AM by ErnyGilson

I want to know what are the narrow band transmitters and how i can build it.
What are its components?
Also what is IQRF and the LPWA? Are they any special transmission protocols?
What type of hardware is used in them?

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Posted on 11/18/15 at 7:41 PM by bmoyer

Bassem - It's because they never came up in my research. Your note is my first hearing of them. I'll make a note to check them out. Thanks.

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Posted on 11/16/15 at 9:42 AM by bmoyer

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Posted on 11/13/15 at 2:34 PM by bathabet

Thanks Bryon for the listing and analysis of all of those LPWA wireless protocols but i don't see anything about IQRF from
is it because they don't have a customer base or that you don't consider them LPWA ?

Bassem Boshra

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Posted on 11/12/15 at 3:52 AM by NigelNorman

It will be interesting to get feedback from designers over the next few months to see if the BluePrint Platform Designer actually provides the 90% design process time saving.

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Posted on 11/11/15 at 12:28 PM by TotallyLost

Cool ... thanks for the update Kevin

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