Pengutronix at ESE Kongress

The Embedded Software Engineering Kongress is also taking place online this year and we would like to take the opportunity of easy participation to watch the lectures, join in the discussions and get into conversation.

In order to get into a concrete conversation, we also use the digital conference bag. We cannot distribute our well-known pencils, but our Pengutronix News #30.1 is available for download :-)

Already on 27.11., there will be the ESE Pre-Conference, which can be booked free of charge before the congress. Robert Schwebel will explain how easy it can be to handle complex embedded systems with Mainline Linux.

Tipps, Tricks, Lösungen 2
Fr, 15:45
Komplexe Embedded Systeme mit Mainline Linux beherrschen (Robert Schwebel)

Komplexe Embedded Systeme mit Mainline Linux beherrschen

Wer kennt das nicht im Entwickler-Alltag: Wie so oft soll in der Industrie ein Gerät gebaut werden, das man so in der Form noch nicht auf dem Markt kaufen kann. Vernetzt soll es sein, bunte Grafik haben, natürlich eine Reihe von auf die Anwendung zugeschnittenen I/Os bedienen. Die Werbung der SoC-Prozessoren und Software-Frameworks verspricht, dass alles ganz einfach ist. Ein Toolpartner- und Werkzeuge-Universum um den Hersteller soll die Entwickler schnell ins Thema bringen. Und dann kommt die Realität.

Entwickler von Geräten in der Industrie kennen das Problem seit langem: Die Komplexität der Technologie steigt immer weiter, und damit auch die Anzahl der Projekte, die ihren Zeitplan und ihr Budget reißen. Dabei gibt es vielversprechende Ansätze - zumindest wenn man langfristig denkt.

Als Embedded-Linux-Experten werden wir oft zu Projekten gerufen, in denen "eigentlich" schon fast alles fertig ist; wo die zuständige Abteilung der Kunden aber festgestellt hat, dass die "nur nochs" sich plötzlich zu handfesten Problemen auswachsen und es absehbar oder schon eingetroffen ist, dass die Zeit- und Budgetpläne gesprengt werden. Leider kann man da oft mit "ein bisschen Drüberwischen" keine Wunder mehr vollbringen - die Fehler sind nicht selten schon viel früher in den Projekten verortet. Oft ist die technologische Basis wackelig und die vermeintlich schnellen Lösungen stellen sich als nicht zu Ende gedacht heraus.


Further Readings

Pengutronix at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Chris Fiege | | conference, elce

The schedule for this year's Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) has just been released. As in the last years Pengutronix contributes talks to current topics around Embedded Linux.


Pengutronix at Embedded World 2020

Yesterday, Embedded World started, in normal times one of the largest trade shows for embedded development in Europe. While many exhibitors (and thus maybe also lots of visitors) have canceled their presence due to the coronavirus, we present our booth and our demo show cases as usual.


Pengutronix at Live Embedded Event

conference, event, testing

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.


ELCE 2020 - Recommended Talks

Chris Fiege | | conference, elce, event

The Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) is the one biggest meetup of Embedded Linux developers in Europe. As usual Pengutronix has attended this conference - but this year from the warmth of our homes.


ELC-NA 2020 - A Virtual Experience

Enrico Jörns, Jan Lübbe | | Event

In 2020, things tend to be a bit different from what we had before. This is also true for this year's Embedded Linux Conference in North America. The need for keeping physical distance required the Linux Foundation to switch form a real conference to a fully virtual one.


FOSDEM 2020 – Recommended Talks

Enrico Jörns, Chris Fiege | | Event

FOSDEM is one of the biggest Open Source community meetings in Europe and takes place in Brussels at the Université Libre de Bruxelles every year in February. For Pengutronix this is always a good chance to meet developers, discuss current topics and enjoy some Belgian beer and food. This year we attended FOSDEM with 15 colleagues. Here are some talks our colleagues recommend you to see.


OpenEmbedded Workshop 2020

Enrico Jörns | | Event

This year, co-located to the FOSDEM in Brussels, the first OpenEmbedded workshop was held. About 30 OpenEmbedded (and Yocto Project) enthusiasts - from the developers of the first hour to those still collecting their first experiences - got together at the DigitYser tech hub in Brussels. Pengutronix attended with their two developers most involved in OpenEmbedded: Jan Lübbe and Enrico Jörns.


15 Years of i.MX in Mainline Linux

Today it has been 15 years since we mainlined support for Freescale/NXP's i.MX architecture in the Linux kernel! That was one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for (industrial Linux users') mankind :-) Here is some background about why it happened and what you might want to learn from history for your next embedded Linux project.


Pengutronix at XDC 2018

Michael Tretter | | Conference, Event

This year the X Developer's Conference was held in A Coruña, Spain at the end of September. Pengutronix attended with three developers of the Pengutronix graphics team. This report collects the most interesting topics for graphics on Linux that were discussed at the XDC.


What Kernel Should I Use (Embedded Edition)

Some days ago, Greg Kroah-Hartmann wrote a great blogpost about Which Stable Kernel One Should Use?. I fully agree with his position; however, I'd like to make some additions for the industry device manufacturer use case and some common pitfalls and misunderstandings we see in that area.