Sierra Wireless Legato For Embedded Linux

Sierra Wireless has introduced the Legato platform, an open source embedded offering built on Linux and designed to simplify the development of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications from the device to the cloud. “We expect millions of devices to be connected over the next few years, but there are significant challenges to overcome to enable the Internet of Things,” said Philippe Guillemette, …

Linux.Darlloz Worm Targets Embedded Linux Devices

Symantec has recently discovered a new Linux worm, called Linux.Darlloz, that targets Internet-enabled devices running Linux in addition to traditional computers. That means devices such as home routers, set-top boxes and security cameras could be at risk of infection, although no attacks against non-PC devices have been confirmed yet. The worm exploits an “old” PHP vulnerability, which was patched in …

Following Ada 2005 Into Embedded Development

Embedded real-time software development tools company Atego has released ApexAda Embedded Developer version 5.0 with support for Ada 2005 for Wind River VxWorks®/x86 target systems. Separate to this news, a complete description of the changes and progression between Ada 83 to 95 and subsequently onward to Ada 2005 is provided by John Barnes in his paper entitled “Rationale for Ada …

Debug Tool For Windows Embedded Compact 2013 



Software application developers focused on the still-emerging Internet of Things embedded space may be interested to know that Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debugger now supports Windows Embedded Compact 2013. As a streamlined and componentized device operating system offering support for x86 and ARM architectures and a successor to Compact 7, Windows Embedded Compact 2013 has been available for a couple of months …

Abstract Art and Embedded Systems

February 13, 2014 Real-world applications quickly tax our simple abstractions Society is built on abstractions. When I write a book, I am assuming someone knows how to print them. The printer, in turn, probably uses someone to make paper and ink and carve out typefaces (which, I know, they haven’t done for a long time), and all the other things …