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Thursday 2/27 at Embedded World in Nuremberg: MCAPI, Android and Infotainment, and Automotive Connectivity

Are you attending Embedded World in Nuremberg this year?  Before you take a walking tour of Old Town, be sure to stop by the Mentor Embedded booth at Hall 4/4-422.  We have presentations by Colin Walls & Andrew Patterson focusing on interprocessor communications & automotive:

Challenges in Automotive Connectivity: Devices, Technologies, and the Connected Car, by Andrew Patterson, 09:30

If the connected car is to succeed, there has to be a secure and accessible method to update software in a vehicle’s infotainment system, as well as a real or perceived way to graft in new content. This presentation explores available options for updating and extending the software capability of a vehicle’s infotainment system in an effort to address the lifecycle mismatch between automobiles (five to eight years) and consumer devices (six months to two years).  We also have a web seminar on this topic if you’re interested:–devices–technologies–and-the-connected-car?clp=1

Including Android Into Your Infotainment System, by Andrew Patterson, 11:00

Android has successfully been deployed in production in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems as the primary operating system, but some car makers are concerned about the security and future roadmap for Android. What other choices are there? This session looks at a number of techniques for linking Android to IVI systems, including tethering techniques with “VNC Open” and its derivatives, Linux Containers, and multi-domain systems based on hypervisor technology. Here’s a link to a quick demo on this topic also: 

Interprocessor Communications and MCAPI, by Colin Walls, 11:30

In this session we will outline what MCAPI is, how it works and how it may be deployed in multicore systems. Included is a complete review of the API and example code to illustrate its usage.

We’ll have more detail forthcoming on the demos that will be shown at the Mentor Embedded booth at Embedded World.  For more information on everything we’re doing at Embedded World, click to our event page here: 

If you have any questions please contact us.  Have a great trip.

Linux, Interprocessor Communication, MCAPI, automotive connectivity, Android, Embedded World, Infotainment, automotive linux, connected car

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