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IESF: Embedded Linux GENIVI & Android Solutions

Learn more about the latest tools and innovations for Automotive Embedded Software, IVI and GENIVI at IESF Europe 2013.

Highlights include dedicated breakout track, case studies and solution demonstrations in the product area. Topics covered include trends and challenges, incorporating Android into infotainment (IVI) systems, Linux-based automotive software, achieving faster boot time, audio video bridging (AVB). The track will end with a session delivering multi-domain automotive electronic systems with GENIVI, AUTOSAR, and Hypervisor technology.

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Guest Speaker
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment: Multimedia and Connectivity
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Jungo Connectivity's MediaCore is the market leading multimedia player middleware for In-Vehicle Infotainment systems. Jungo Connectivity and Mentor Embedded have partnered around MediaCore and Mentor's Automotive Technology Platform, in order to bring customers the best of both worlds. MediaCore middleware is already on the road in over 50 different vehicle models with many more under development. This session will focus on the recent trends in IVI multimedia systems, the major challenges that the industry faces, and how Jungo's MediaCore solves many of these issues. Some particular items that will be discussed include:
    • OS considerations in a multimedia perspective
    • Leveraging the most out of Apple, Android and other mobile media-sources
    • System upgradability. Why is it needed and how can it be done?
    • Apps in the car

Presenter: Yuval Ben Zeev, Director of Product and Business Development, Jungo
  • The Challenges that Implementing Infotainment Systems using Audio Video Bridging (AVB) pose to System and Endpoint Developers
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    TECHNICAL SESSION This paper describes the challenges that implementing Infotainment Systems using AVB pose to system and endpoint developers. We discuss real-life deployment examples, including considerations in system startup, network topology, and endpoint design.

    Ethernet AVB delivers many advantages, but it also comes with challenges that both hardware and software teams must consider. The standards provide Quality of Service (QoS) for AV streams by guaranteeing isochronous transmission, low latency (802.1Qav), accurate clock synchronization (802.1as), and data-rate control (802.1Qat). The real-time processing requirements of these network protocols are challenging for processors, MCUs, and software stacks. The trend towards highly responsive, deterministic Ethernet networks is seen to result in higher interrupt loads and requires changes to conventional methods for handling network interfaces.

    We consider the example of IEEE 1722. An AVB Endpoint must send/receive IEEE 1722 packets at a very high frequency: 8000 class A packets per second per stream. This high rate minimizes latency in the network, but it requires the endpoint to handle a high real-time processing load.

    The experiences we describe in Ethernet AVB Head Unit and Amplifier development are an important proof point that AVB in the car is now a reality and delivering the expected advantages

Presenter: Paul Neil, VP of Product Management, XMOS
  • The Future of the Connected Car
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Smartphones are today's most private item as they carry all our contacts, maps, music, calendar and emails. Cars are for most a significant part of their time, either for commuting, for business or simply for leisure. RealVNC has been at the core of development of VNC™ Technology enabling to share a wide variety of devices with a strong drive in Automotive and Mobile. As a Core member of the Car Connectivity Consortium, RealVNC provides the leading solution for MirrorLink™, the standard that allows to seamlessly integrate smartphones into cars.

Presenter: Alberto Bonamico, Mobile Business Development Executive, RealVNC
Technical Session
  • Achieving Faster Boot Time with Linux for Instrument Cluster and Infotainment Systems
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The boot times seen in personal computers and mobile phones running Linux or Android are unacceptable for automotive systems. Through correct design and effective system profiling extremely fast boot times can be achieved using Linux to address use cases such as displaying an instrument cluster under 500ms or showing the video feed from a rear-facing camera in an infotainment system. Learn about the techniques necessary to deliver the response needed for automotive systems based on Linux.

Presenter: Andrew Patterson, Director of Business Development, Embedded Systems, Mentor Graphics
  • Delivering Multi-domain Automotive Electronic Systems with Hypervisor Technology Linux, and AUTOSAR
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    TECHNICAL SESSION This session will discuss alternative Embedded Software Architectures and use-cases in Automotive, particularly relating to Infotainment, Instrument Clusters and links to AUTOSAR ECUs. Secure methods for combing software domains, whilst leveraging silicon hardware capabilities are becoming increasingly important to OEMs and Tier 1’s looking for ways to provide innovative functionality at competitive prices. The options for Automotive Linux, including GENIVI 5.0, and options for including Android applications in the vehicle will be explored as part of this session.

Presenter: Scot Morrison, General manager of Embedded Runtime Solutions, Mentor Graphics