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Tim Guite

With 5 years of industry experience in scientific research and biotechnology, Tim Guite is an embedded systems engineer. Over the past two years, Tim has enjoyed participating in EOC and has learned a lot. While he possesses a wide range of knowledge, Tim acknowledges that there is still much to learn when it comes to developing embedded systems and launching them into the world. His goal is to offer an interesting perspective on the industry and contribute to its growth and development.

Tour of Embedded Systems: What in the World is Going On?

Status: Available Now

It is hard to define an embedded system and even harder to decide where the world of embedded systems ends and becomes electronics on one side, software on the other side and system design on the other other side. In this talk, I will present the current state of two complimentary pillars of embedded systems - chips and software – with possible tangents into areas such as PCB design, testing and simulation.

The traditional hierarchy of chips (IC → FPGA → MCU → SoC) nicely mirrors the traditional hierarchy of embedded software (Bare Metal → RTOS → OS). However, this is not the world we live in: AMD owns Xilinx, Amazon and Microsoft are handing out RTOS’s, ST is presenting AI solutions. MCUs and FPGAs in the same chip, containers for embedded, RISC-V picking up steam. Consolidation and disruption has produced new combinations of technologies which challenge us on how best to use them and connect everything together.

After watching this talk, you should walk away with a better understanding of:

  •     The major industry players in embedded systems
  •     How new chips fit into the traditional hierarchy
  •     What tools are available at different layers of the software stack
  •     Some acronyms and strange words :)

Hope to see you there!

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