Using open source vs. commercial Linux

Using Linux in your medical device has plenty of advantages. A successful migration to embedded Linux can bring numerous advantages…

Medical Devices and the FDA, a History of Change

As you probably know, devices of all types continue to get more complex, more interconnected, and in the world of…

“Software of unknown provenance (SOUP) – The first course of action”

Today’s medical device manufacturers are faced with several challenges: developing innovative devices connected to in-home, hospital, and office networks and…

Security of Medical Devices – A Changing Regulatory Landscape

Over the past two decades, medical devices have been increasingly likely to be connected to the outside world using Wi-Fi,…

Quality Considerations of Open-Source Software for Medical Devices

Traditionally, software intended to run on a medical device was expected to be written by companies well versed in writing…

Medical Devices MUST Be Secure

 I recently had the opportunity to present in a Webinar focusing on security needs of medical devices along with Patrick…

Multiprocessor Blog Part 4 – Mixed-Safety Critical Systems

MPSoCs are ideal for mixed safety-critical systems such as medical or automotive.  For example,  one processing cluster handles general non-safety…