Embedded Technology 2013 ( http://www.embeddedtech.net/), November 20-22 in Yokohama, Japan, is the world’s largest trade show and conference for embedded system designers and managers. The ET Conference & Exhibition introduces advanced technologies and solutions for emerging embedded applications, including digital consumer electronics, automotive, wireless/ubiquitous computing and factory automation.
Imperas will again this year have a booth in the Venture Village area of the exhibit hall. Imperas will demonstrate both OVP and Imperas tools, showing how virtual platform based technologies can provide benefits such as earlier software development (pre-silicon), and improved software testing (post-silicon).
At the June 3, 2013 North American SystemC User Group meeting as part of the Design Automation Conference 2013 in Austin Texas, Victoria (Vicki) Mitchell of Altera presented a paper titled: Embedded Software Dynamic Analysis: A New Life for the Virtual Platform.
The presentation introduces the Software part of HW/SW co-design, with the issues of Code Safety and Security being addressed and how Dynamic Analysis using simulation and virtual platforms can address them. It continues with Software Analysis by using a platform modeled with OVP and using the Imperas tools shows examples of how bugs were found in the use of Linux and uC/OS-ii. The presentation concludes with the conclusion that the use of virtual platforms and dynamic analysis provides safe and secure code for embedded systems.
The slides are available here: http://nascug.org/events/19th/Dynamic_Analysis_6-3-2013.pdf
Victoria (Vicki) Mitchell was voted one of the Most Influential Women in Embedded for 2013 and manages the worldwide embedded software team at Altera. Her group is responsible for models and simulation, development tools, and OS enablement for Altera’s microprocessor subsystems. She is responsible for the build-out of the software function at the Austin Technology Center. Vicki has more than 25 years of experience in low-level, systems software, mostly at semiconductor companies such as Cirrus Logic, SigmaTel, and IDT. There is an interview here: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/2013-influential-engineering-altera-corporation/#
ARM Techcon 2013 ( http://www.armtechcon.com/), October 29-31 in Santa Clara, California, is the largest conference devoted to developers of ARM-based SoCs, software and systems, bringing together users, hardware and software vendors, ARM technologists and others in the ARM ecosystem.
Imperas at ARM Techcon: Simon Davidmann will be participating on a panel session, and Imperas will have a booth in the exhibits.
Panel title: The Future of Collaborative Embedded SW Development, from the viewpoint of one Technology Chain Gang
Panel abstract: The creation of a modern embedded processor platform solution requires components from a “technology chain” of contributing companies, including processor, platform, OS, IP, and tool providers. The multicore architecture of these platforms, as well as the use of advanced processor features like TrustZone and virtualization, places a heavy demand on associated software development, requiring the entire technology chain to derive the most effective solution together. Come hear these key members of one particular technology chain discuss their collaboration and the resulting evolution of next generation embedded software development methodologies.