ESC DESIGN East: Open source central

September 10, 2012

Bernard Cole-September 10, 2012

For all things open source and how to use it in your embedded designs, be sure to register to attend the ESC DESIGN East, Sept. 17-20 in Boston, Ma.

Whether open source hardware or software, there is a full agenda of classes and hands-on events to attend, including: 10 classes on designing with various Linux distributions,and 10 classes on various aspects of embedded Android development as well as classes on using open source hardware platforms such as Arduino. My top picks of Linux classes are:

Debugging techniques for the new Linux 3.0 kernel series (ESC-1009) by William Gatliff

A secure architecture for communications using Linux (ESC-2019) by Red Hat’s Sami Kibria

Yocto: A smart way to build embedded Linux distributions
(ESC-2002), in which Mark Hatle of Wind River Systems provides details of the new Linux build standard out of the Linux Foundation's Yocto Project and how to use its tools, libraries, templates and BSPs to easily create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products.

Over and above the three classes that qualify developers for an Android Certificate, my top picks of embedded Android classes at DESIGN East are:

Multicore support for Android (AD-3001), by Michael Anderson of the PTR Group

Creating Embedded Android apps (AD-3003), by David Flowers of Microchip Technology

Achieving real time Android performance
(AD-3004), in which David Stewart of Physio Control takes attendees step-by-step through the steps for implementing real-time systems using Linux/Android in real-time control, data acquisition and data streaming.

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