Embedded TechCon: Practical and hands-on
April 06, 2015
I'm afraid it happens far too often - you're instructed to tackle a particular design or add a new feature to an existing design, and you don't even k...
I’m afraid it happens far too often – you’re instructed to tackle a particular design or add a new feature to an existing design, and you don’t even know where to begin. Some of the points may be obvious, like Googling the subject and then contacting the vendors in the space, but there’s got to be a better way. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the hands-in training you need, right from the subject matter expert? Even better, what if that expert gave you a piece of hardware and some code that put you on the right path?
That scenario is exactly what you’ll find at the inaugural Embedded TechCon, which takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Ca., on June 8-10, 2015. The conference is co-located with the Design Automation Conference (DAC). Embedded TechCon consists of a series of hands-on, practical classes that will provide you with the knowledge and information that you need to immediately impact your current project (and your career!).
For example, be one of the first 50 registrants to attend the “Bring up an RTOS” class and you’ll receive a free Renesas Demonstration Kit for RX63N (valued at $100) and you’ll get a one-month free access to the µC/Probe visual tool (valued at $50). Presented by Jean Labrosse, Founder/President/CEO of Micrium, this two-hour, hands-on workshop will show you how easy it is to get a real-time multitasking application up and running.
Are you designing a platform that may end up in the automotive sector? Because wireless car connectivity, or V2X, presents compelling capabilities for next-generation automobiles, including improved collision avoidance, autonomous operation, predictive maintenance and lower total cost of ownership, improved driver and passenger experiences, and more. David Kleidermacher, Chief Security Officer for BlackBerry, will dive into this topic in detail. Not to scare you, but security researchers have demonstrated that attack vectors across these extravehicular networks pose a clear and present danger to the same safety and productivity functions they seek to foster. As they say, “don’t let this happen to you.”
In the hands-on class “Rethinking Embedded Linux,” you will learn how to adapt some workstation-tested strategies for the embedded space. Bill Gatliff, who’s been training embedded developers for decades, will teach attendees how a lightly-modified, Debian-based Embedded Linux operating system can help keep you focused on your application development while it takes care of things like file system bootstrapping, configuration management, system state and event management, developer workflow, and maintenance upgrades. The bottom line is, stop wasting time rebuilding your embedded Linux files system from source code.
Did you need to add Bluetooth connectivity? Embedded TechCon has you covered. One of the industry leaders, Anaren, will provide you with a Bluetooth Smart development kit and the instruction required to get your project out the door.
FPGAs are a very popular embedded architecture. That’s stating the obvious. But they can be intimidating to some. Hence, we’ve put together a class of best practices that’ll walk you from initial concept through the design tradeoffs. Specially, our expert instructors will point out the common design challenges, risks, and pain points, showing their impacts and how to manage each condition. And we can ensure that your design will stand the test of time by projecting design obsolescence, staying ahead of device and tool obsolescence issues, and the things you need to consider when migrating from family to family or tool to tool.
Obviously, there’s too much to cover here, but we’ve got just about every aspect of embedded development covered at Embedded TechCon. And remember, you’ll leave with knowledge, hardware, and software: hands-on and practical, not theoretical.