The End of Embedded Linux (As We Know It) - Chris Simmonds, 2net Limited
Embedded Linux is at a cross roads where the combination of More's law making devices more powerful and the mass production of consumer devices, especially mobile, making them cheaper means that the old ways no longer work. Only a few years ago we though in mega: MHz, MBytes, MBits/s. Now we have to think in giga. The days of the single core CPU are almost over, as are the days of the QVGA display.
All this means that there is a need to re-think how embedded devices are programmed. Two obvious roads lie ahead: Android and Ubuntu (or other desktop operating system of your choice). This talk considers the possibilities and challenges in following either route, and considers how embedded engineers can make the best choices for future projects.
Chris Simmonds is a freelance consultant and trainer. He has been working with Linux as an embedded operating system since 1999 and has worked on a number of interesting projects including a camera, weighing scales, set-top box, home router and a large walking robot. As a trainer, he has delivered hands-on training courses in embedded Linux, Linux device drivers and Android internals to many well-known companies - ARM, HP, Qualcomm and Xerox to mention a few.
Tuesday November 6, 2012 11:05am - 11:50am
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