Inside RDK

Inside RDK: Emulator for Developers

As an open source CPE software project, RDK has piqued the interest of a wider crowd of developers beyond the traditional cable industry with little background in Linux internals and build systems. Application developers have always craved for an easy way to by-pass the complexities of setting up a build environment and focus on developing […]

Inside RDK – WebPA Gains Ground as Device-to-Cloud Connectivity Socket

WebPA first entered the RDK lexicon at the 2016 RDK Americas Summit, as a way to more quickly handle real-time data transfers, from devices to cloud, using TR-181 data — in a way RDK pioneers characterize as “trivially scalable.” What’s WebPA? In short, a lightweight, always-on connectivity socket designed to enable device-to-cloud links for RDK-based […]

Inside RDK – I’m in RDK: Albert Dahan, Metrological

Albert Dahan, founder and CTO of Metrological, started writing code at age five (earlier reports of a coding start at age eight were subsequently refuted by his father.) It was the mid-80s. His dad brought home a Commodore computer. By age seven, he wrote his first app: A 20-level game to evade small monsters, while […]

Inside RDK: Intel Makes RDK-B its Primary Stack

Intel Corp. plans to make RDK for Broadband (RDK-B) the primary stack on its Intel® Puma 7 SoC, citing the emergence of DOCSIS 3.1 as the inflection point that invited a revisit of which stack to use — because supporting multiple stacks was not desirable. A year ago, industry cohesion around RDK-B as a core […]

Inside RDK – The State of Automated RDK Testing

Enhancing its RDK tools portfolio, RDK Management revealed the Test Development Kit (TDK) for Broadband during the INTX show in Boston earlier this year. Since then, operators, OEMs, SoC manufacturers and systems integrators have deployed the tool. The RDK Code Management Facility (CMF) uses the TDK-Broadband to validate RDK-B code releases to the community. As […]

Inside RDK – TDK for Broadband

Enhancing its RDK tools portfolio, RDK Management revealed the Test Development Kit (TDK) for Broadband during the INTX show in Boston earlier this year. Since then, operators, OEMs, SoC manufacturers and systems integrators have deployed the tool. The RDK Code Management Facility (CMF) uses the TDK-Broadband to validate RDK-B code releases to the community. The […]

Inside RDK – I’m in RDK: Jim Crammond, Intel

Jim Crammond, is, in a sense, an “RDK Lifer,” having been involved with it since the very beginning. It was a natural progression, given his trajectory through the field of advanced set-tops — starting with is work on the back-end and client/box elements of the then-groundbreaking Moxi Media Center. The “Moxi Box” ultimately became the […]

DevOps: A Deeper Dive

(Excerpted from the Spring/Summer 2016 RDK Report exclusively for RDKCentral.com) The RDK community is assuredly not alone in its curiosity and involvement in “DevOps” – the blend of product development and day-to-day operations. While it used to be that DevOps was a buzz phrase that defined the leaders in web-based services — Amazon, Etsy, Facebook […]

I’m in RDK: Fraser Stirling, Senior VP of Hardware Development, Comcast

(Excerpted from the Spring/Summer edition of the RDK Report exclusively for RDKCentral.com) Fraser Stirling planned on being a professional rugby player, back when he was a youngster in Dumfries, in Scotland’s southwest. When that didn’t work out (“the pay is terrible”), he dove into the technologies of music, earning an HND (Higher National Diploma) in […]

A Unique Feature of RDK-B: WebPA

(Excerpted from the Spring/Summer 2016 RDK Report exclusively for RDKCentral.com) It’s difficult to take many steps into the language of the RDK-B before running into a recent mainstay: “WebPA.” (Perhaps you, too, have Googled it, only to conclude that the RDK definition probably has very little to do with web-based Peer Assessment.) The “PA” in […]