Freescale Technology Forum
Mentor Embedded Presentations
It is widely accepted that Linux is the operating system of choice when building a complex, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system. The ability to support and quickly integrate device drivers for features such as CAN, MOST, graphics accelerators, networking interfaces, and Bluetooth can result in key differentiators for any GENIVI compliant IVI-based system. But what if Android was introduced as a second operating system?
This session from Mentor Graphics describes multiple implementations integrating both Android and Linux on i.MX6 multicore SoCs sharing audio and video resources across both domains while maintaining GENIVI compliance. Implementations with and without hypervisor technology will also be presented.
It’s no secret that many companies are quickly adopting the Yocto Project as a technology upon which to base their Linux BSP development and support. Established by The Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project is a collaborative project composed of a number of repositories of metadata based on the OpenEmbedded (OE) open source technology. The Yocto Project has rapidly gained traction among semiconductor companies and embedded developers; in fact, Freescale has based its QorIQ BSPs on the Yocto Project.
This session examines the Yocto-based Mentor Embedded Linux integrated with a Freescale BSP. Attendees will see how Mentor Embedded Linux leverages the Yocto infrastructure and then learn common procedures for building a Linux kernel under the Yocto Project. Attendees will also explore methods to customize and configure the Linux kernel within the Yocto Project infrastructure. To get the most out of this session, some familiarity with OE/Yocto or another embedded Linux build system is recommended.
Moderator: Chris Rommel, VP Embedded Practice: VDC
Panelist: Mark Mitchell, Director Embedded Tools
Multicore devices are in the core of the network and your latest hand-held devices. The integration challenges are known and the software platforms to support these devices are in place to meet those challenges. Understand the trends, challenges and solutions available today to ease your transition to multicore, or to accelerate existing projects. Interact with the industry experts and learn how you can take advantage of software platforms to speed your product to market with open-source and proprietary technologies.
As the medical embedded devices become portable and more wearable, they continue to require an ever increasing set of functionalities. The demand for small form factor, connectivity, and new features pushes today’s battery capacities to their limits. Unfortunately, power optimizations are often left to the very end of the design cycle, almost as an afterthought.
In this session conducted by Mentor Graphics, design considerations will be discussed that should be made early in the development process when first starting a battery powered embedded design.
This session will demonstrate how the Nucleus RTOS from Mentor Graphics can be used to simplify the planning an implementation of power management to meet the design’s specified power goals. These considerations include choosing the hardware with desired capabilities, defining a hardware architecture that will allow software to dynamically control power consumption, defining appropriate power usage profiles, choosing measurable power goals, and providing these goals to the software development team to track throughout the development process.
The Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2.0 is quickly becoming the go-to standard for developing innovative products and services in the energy power management sector. Information flow between meters, smart appliances, and energy management systems must occur in an open, standardized, and interoperable fashion. SEP 2.0 establishes the standard for communication interoperability as well as security for networked appliances and meters.
In order to address the connectivity and security requirements for the smart energy profile, session attendees will learn how to meet SEP 2.0 compliance challenges by combining the power of low cost 32-bit MCU with a small footprint RTOS, such as Nucleus RTOS from Mentor Graphics. This session takes a detailed look at how the combination of low cost MCU and RTOS can reduce development time and minimize overall per unit costs for SEP 2.0 compliant products.
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