32-bit Microcontrollers: A Growth Engine
Presented by: Michael Barr, President, Netrino
32-bit Microcontrollers: A Growth Engine
32-bit microcontrollers are making all kinds of products smarter. They're making a place for software inside everything from medical devices to the smart grid. In fact, we can't meet our loftiest national goals, including reductions in energy consumption without embedding ever more processors and software inside our automobiles and homes. This dynamic may even be the leading economic driver pulling us out of recession. Join us as we explore the converging trends that are driving growth in embedded systems.
About the speaker: Michael Barr is an internationally recognized expert on the design of embedded computer systems. In that role, he has provided expert witness testimony in federal court, appeared on PBS’ American Business Review, and been quoted in various newspapers. He is also the author of three books and more than fifty articles on related subjects. For three and a half years Michael served as editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Programming magazine. In addition, Michael is a member of the advisory board and a track chair for the Embedded Systems Conference. Software he wrote continues to power millions of products. Michael holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and has lectured in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, from which he also earned an MBA.
Challenges in High-Performance Embedded Designs
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Embedded applications are increasingly requiring higher performance MCUs to support the emergence of multimedia, high-speed connectivity and faster data-processing in embedded applications. This brings new challenges with multiple tasks required to be executed in parallel. This session will look at some high-performance embedded application examples and examine potential system bottlenecks. Our team will look at methods for estimating real-world performance and examine how MCU core performance, memory organization, and innovative MCU architectures can all dramatically affect application performance.
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Challenges in High-Performance Embedded Designs Chat
Scheduled Chat: 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Join this chat session and talk to the experts who presented the “Challenges in High-Performance Embedded Designs” session. Alec Bath and Markus Mayr will be available to take questions you may have on high-performance embedded design.
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
The role of powerful tools in successful development is beyond question. But the design team today must combine their freedom to select best-in-class tools with the reality of no time for learning curves and no money for repeated tool investments. Development tool experts will investigate how to manage this feat by exploiting the concept of the computing ecosystem.
Moderator: Ron Wilson, Content Director, UBM Electronics
RTOSs and Communications Stacks without Tears
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Increasingly, embedded designs are multitasking and connected. Implementing the blocks that provide these services should be the responsibility of the ecosystem, not a trial for the design team. Our guest experts from the software and systems domains will uncover best practices for selecting and integrating these major software functions without having to become an OS guru or protocol-processing expert.
Presenter: Christian Legare, Vice President, Micrium
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Accurate Power Estimation in Low-Power Design
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
There are many techniques for reducing power in embedded design, from low-power circuits to voltage scaling and partial sleep modes. But optimizing system energy efficiency requires accurate power estimates and clear understanding of operating modes. In this discussion our team will look at hardware and software techniques to demonstrate these principles.
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The Challenge of Applications
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Our team drawn from the embedded development community will discuss the formidable challenges involved in pulling together a market-beating application from existing code and newly-designed modules. Today’s design teams must maintain agility and fast time-to-market, while increasing reuse and honing their testing methodology.
Moderator: Jim Turley, Principal Analyst, Silicon Insider
Accurate Power Estimation in Low-Power Design Discussion Continued
Scheduled Chat: 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Join this chat session and talk to the experts who presented the ‘Accurate Power Estimation in Low-Power Design’ session. Sean Newton and Stuart McLaren will be available to take questions you may have on embedded low-power design.