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Embedded World on Wednesday 2/26: AUTOSAR, Automotive Linux & UI, Pre-Silicon and HMIs

If you are attending Embedded World  in Nuremberg later this month, before you snack on too much lebkuchen be sure to stop by the Mentor Embedded booth at Hall 4/4-422 to see a few key presentations on:

  • Linux Fast Boot
  • HMIs
  • Linux-Based Automotive
  • Pre-Silicon Development
  • Analyzing UI Problems

See below for more details:

Linux Fast Boot: Techniques for Aggressive Boot Time Reduction – by Andrew Patterson, 11:30

A number of techniques can be employed to significantly reduce the time it takes to boot a Linux-based embedded system. This session presents and discusses techniques and technologies available to configure a rapid-boot Linux system covering hardware, software, and firmware elements.  For more on this topic see Chris Hallinan’s web seminar:–techniques-for-aggressive-boot-time-reduction?clp=1 

A Closer Look at AUTOSAR Design Automation, by Armin Lichtblau, 13:30

AUTOSAR 4.3.0 is now being deployed by many of the world’s top automotive OEMs. Unfortunately, many of the Tier 1 suppliers are struggling with AUTOSAR complexity. The presentation gives an overview of the current situation, possibilities, and future direction of abstracting AUTOSAR for design automation purposes.  For more on AUTOSAR see our Automotive Industry page:

Developing the Next Generation Embedded HMIs, by Phil Brumby, 13:30

With more people using smartphones it’s no surprise that users are demanding better HMIs in other products whether it’s a set-top box, refrigerator, or car – end-users have come to expect graphically rich and dynamic HMIs. This presentation examines the options available to embedded developers who are looking to implement these latest HMIs and discusses tools and techniques that can help developers meet or exceed their customer’s HMI expectations.  Here’s a link to a 3D infotainment HMI:

Linux-Based Automotive Software: Some Unexpected Challenges, Some Interesting Solutions - by Andrew Patterson, 15:30

This presentation explores how Linux has made a home for itself in vehicles and the operating system features that are well-suited to in-vehicle use. The issues around licensing, integration with in-vehicle systems, and the distribution and linking to commercial software will also be discussed.  Our own John Lehman did a version of this presentation last year, see that version here:

Pre-Silicon Software Development, by Russ Klein, 16:00

This session will survey the various approaches that the hardware designers might use to model a new design, specifically considering the performance, accuracy, and debug-ability of those platforms from a software developer’s perspective. We will look at what types of software could be executed and debugged in the context of these platforms, and how to best take advantage of them to get a jump on software development. Finally, we will walk through an example of the development and debug of an embedded Linux device driver for a peripheral which has not yet been produced in silicon.

Analyzing and Solving UI Performance Problems on Embedded Hardware, by Phil Brumby, 16:30

When developing UIs for embedded devices, it’s not uncommon to hit performance problems on target hardware – whether the UI start-up takes too long, animation is slow, or the UI isn’t responsive enough.This session demonstrates tools and techniques to help developers analyze these problems (ranging from the humble printf, to more sophisticated trace tools).

You can learn more about everything that Mentor Embedded will be doing at Embedded World by visiting our events page:

Safe travels.

UI, Embedded World, automotive linux, pre-silicon, smart energy, HMI, Linux

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