The Embedded platforms conference takes place that the press center conference rooms at the east end of the campus from Nov. 14-15. The event focuses on "choosing the right embedded platform" and examines applications from the systems level of processor architectures and operating systems. Atmel, Farnell, Freescale, Fujitsu and Infineon are scheduled to participate along with the Standards Group for Embedded Technologies, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and the TQ Group. For more information: www.electronica.de/en/home/congress-events/conferences/embedded-platforms-conference
The electronics sector is one of the industries that are especially affected by the shortage of specialists. eTV shows how electronica is trying combat this problem with the student day in the electronica Forum. One of the highlights was the presentation of the Cosima award for the best university projects. Finally, on the last day of the trade fair, eTV took a look at the statistics and exhibitors drew a conclusion. Additionally the last podcast gives an expanded overview about this year's electronica and the highlights.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.