Altreonic is applying its own methodology and tools to the development of a scalable and modular light electric vehicle. The modular design is an instance of the same “Interacting Entities” as applied in OpenComRTOS Designer and offers many benefits such as easy reuse of the software and electronics for different versions and configurations of the vehicle. In addition, it is also applied at the mechanical level which allows for easy customisation.
Altreonic has joined the COMPACT project together with regional research and industrial partners to improve the engineering process to take into account the reliability challenges of modern, advanced electronics as used in embedded systems.
GoedelWorks is Altreonic’s environment for supporting engineering teams, small and large, in developing “trustworthy” products and systems. The environment is developed as a web application with a central server implementing Altreonic’s systems engineering meta-model. It supports engineering teams in defining Process flows, executing specific Engineering Projects and Work Flow management. Organisations can define their own Process flow or base it on the preconfigured ASIL process flow.
Altreonic has recently completed porting its OpenComRTOS Designer V.1.6 to new targets. The new ports illustrate again how with a single programming environment and small code size, OpenComRTOS Designer allows seamlessly connecting and supporting of low power ASIC cores, micro-controllers for safety critical applications and higher-end SoCs with multi-core processors with DSP and video processing capability. Contrary to many other solutions, OpenComRTOS allows to program multi/many-core in heterogenous configurations in a fully transparent way. Developers can remap Task and Interactions Entities (semaphores, FIFO, etc. called Hubs in OpenComRTOS) in a fully transparent way, with no changes to the source code. The underlying implementation is based on prioritised packet switching, an approach that is not only scalable, but also it provides real-time behaviour across any communication medium ranging from shared memory to long distance networks.
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Embedded Systems are increasingly being called Cyber-Physical or Smart Systems. The reason is a growing complexity covering multiple domains as well as an increasing need for provable and verifiable trustworthy behaviour. The workshop aims at demonstrating how engineering such systems can be simplified, while remaining trustworthy and coming into reach of smaller engineering teams. By applying a formal development process and by using a qualifiable tool suite, the transition from requirements to implementation can be done in a systematic and traceable way, resulting in certifiable products in less time and at a lower cost. Keywords are "unified semantics" and "interacting entities". The methodology will be illustrated using several examples and demos with Altreonic's integrating GoedelWorks and OpenComRTOS Designer. Read further for more details.
The Physics World, the member magazine of the Institute of Physics has nominated ESA's Rosetta mission as the 2014 Breakthrough of the Year for being the first to land a spacecraft on a comet.
Today (15 November 2014), Rosetta's Philae lander went into sleep, its batteries depleted but still it could upload the last set of measurements. The lander might wake up again if it can catch enough sunlight to recharge the batteries. Rosetta itself will continue its mission.
28 October, 2014, Altreonic Linden Labs.
OpenComRTOS Designer is Altreonic’s formally developed network-centric RTOS with associated modeling and debugging tools. It is unique in the sense that it supports heterogeneous systems and hence it is much more a generic programming and modeling environment than a simple RTOS. While it supports high-end multicore processors, it also supports distributed systems, DSPs and small microcontrollers thanks to its very small code size and build-in support for transparent distributed real-time scheduling. Now available with a Qualification Pack for safety and mission critical applications.
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