When devices fail, the problems can be numerous. In conversations with the embedded OEMs we work with, a common issue affects almost every manufacturer – the cost of diagnosing and fixing the causes of field failure. This impacts time-to-market and pulls resources away from development, to be used instead for field diagnostics and post-mortem analysis.
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This month Tuxera visited Nuremberg, Germany for the annual embedded world exhibition and conference. Although the hot topic on the floor was IoT security and safety, the event had a hidden gem of insight for those working with embedded software: Linux is now gaining a foothold as the operating system for industrial processes. From the
In an interview with TechCrunch, our founder and CTO, Szabolcs Szakacsits (known as “Szaka” to us Tuxerians), revealed that we’re now developing software that will be inside the black boxes of self-driving consumer cars by 2020. The file system software we provide handles data from 16 sensors simultaneously – data about tire pressure, camera images