Pengutronix at Live Embedded Event

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Now that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has gotten used to digitalisation and online conferences - it has never been easier to organise a conference and bring together all experts and interested parties for a few hours of intensive exchange of ideas on a certain topic.

Some French companies from the embedded industry had this idea and created the Live Embedded Event.

The Live Embedded Event will take place on Thursday, December 3rd and participation is possible with a free registration.

Our colleague Chris Fiege will contribute to the event and explain the advantages of test automation.

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How Embedded Developers work from home, using labgrid (Chris Fiege)

How Embedded Developers work from home, using labgrid

Embedded development is complex enough. By automating repetitive parts during development and employing testing, a lot of time can be saved and human errors avoided.

Additionally with an ongoing global pandemic, working from the safety of your home is a good idea. But since embedded development is usually a team effort, scarce hardware must often be shared and  can't be taken home.

At first the presenter takes a closer look at what is actually needed to fully remote-control an Embedded Linux Device: What are the typical interfaces that need to be covered? What remote-control hardware is commercially available?

Next the presenter will focus on the labgrid framework. Labgrid is an embedded board control python library with a focus on testing, development and general automation. After a short overview of labgrid's architecture, the presenter will show how it can be used to remote-control many  Embedded Devices in a (distributed) lab infrastructure and which steps are needed to get labgrid running in your lab.

The presentation will conclude with a short demo of how interactive development with labgrid looks like and how tests are implemented using pytest.


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