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System Design by Description, Configuration and Adaptation



The increasing hardware complexity in modern SoCs that are packed with peripherals, CPUs, accelerators, and varied power modes are creating a design bottleneck for the system integrator. How do you capture design complexities in the design that fully utilizes the hardware and software along with their interdependencies? We will look at an example considering power optimizations, peripherals, and UI technologies as it relates to a smart metering application using a Texas Instruments Stellaris Microcontroller (MCU).

What You Will Learn

  • Embedded system design is increasing in complexity
  • There are better ways to abstract the hardware and software IP
  • Configurability of the TI AM1808 and the Nucleus ReadyStart Platform

About the Presenters

Presenter Image Stephen Olsen

Stephen Olsen has over 20 years of embedded software experience. Having spent the past 11 years at Mentor Graphics, Stephen has been involved in consulting, embedded software and intellectual property. He is currently in Mentor Graphics’ Embedded Systems Division as an Operating Systems Architect. During his tenure at Mentor, he co-chaired the VSIA’s Hardware dependent Software (HdS) design working group. He has also authored several papers on system design including "How to choose a CPU for your SoC design." Stephen holds a BS in Physics from Humboldt State University in California.

Jason Kridner

Software Architect and Community Develop, Texas Instruments

Jason Kridner is a Software Architect and the Community Development Manager for Texas Instruments’ ARM Microprocessor business, leading several open source and community oriented initiatives at TI, including leadership of His previous roles included being the chief technologist for the Portable Audio and Video business at TI where he took the path of broadening the market for Applications Processors. Jason also had roles in authoring FAT file system and USB peripheral stacks from scratch, leadership of software teams on low-power media software, audio processing, digital rights management, and video codecs, and system hardware and ASIC design.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone that is building embedded systems and is interested in a better way to create the system software that runs on the selected hardware.


Products Covered

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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