Industrial Automation

Will we have security in Industry 4.0 applications?

Industry 4.0 is an extremely interesting topic that once achieved will enable flexible production and re-configurable plants. During the Security Symposium 2016 all keynotes and presentations have an agreement that the current industrial automation pyramid will transform into mesh-network (see Figure 1). This network will enable to reconfigure the installed plant services into new and …

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How to use an efficient and safe Real-Time Scheduling

Hi Embedded World, William Stallings book „Operating Systems“ is a good reference to learn about scheduling. In chapter 9.2 he summarizes, that the following aspects play a role when writing a scheduler for an operating System: Turnaround Time: Time between the submission of a process and its completion Response Time / Determinism: Time from the …

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New version of our hypervisor PikeOS available

We just launched a new version of our hypervisor PikeOS. It enables the development and deployment of critical and non-critical applications on a single hardware platform. The new version PikeOS 4.1 forms an integrated platform for the development of new or the migration of existing and legacy  applications. It provides proven technology suitable for Aerospace, …

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I have a dream – The future of hypervisor technology

I have a dream – The future of hypervisor technology No, I do not intend to initiate a revolution on the future of embedded systems. But, who knows… All well-known embedded system solution providers see the necessity to offer hypervisor technology in parallel to their standard RTOS offering. The reasons for this is obvious and …

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