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

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.

Netdevconf 0x16

After a longer time with online-only events, the Netdev 0x16, a conference about the technical aspects of Linux Networking, was organized as hybrid event: online and on-site at Lisbon.

Pengutronix at Electronica in Munich

This year Pengutronix again has a Booth at the Electronica trade fair in Munich, Germany. You find us in Hall B4 Booth 104 (map).

rsc's Diary: ELC-E 2022 - Day 4

Friday, the last day of ELC-E 2022, is traditionally the day of the Embedded Linux Closing Game, with Tim Bird reporting about the embedded Linux world (universe?) domination progress and the overall state of the union. Of course, there were again several interesting talks.

rsc's Diary: ELC-E 2022 - Day 3

The Convention Centre is directly at the water front of the Liffey river, just a few walking minutes away from O'Connell Bridge, Temple Bar and Trinity College. Visiting ELC-E is always a good opportunity to visit interesting cities in Europe. However, here is my story of the talks I heard on day 3.

rsc's Diary: ELC-E 2022 - Day 2

The Dublin Convention Centre is huge - there is more than enough space for all the developers participating in the Open Source Summit. Fortunately, the talks will be on YouTube after the conference, so it's no problem that one can only hear a small selection of talks. However, here is my report of the talks I heard on the 2nd day of the conference.

rsc's Diary: ELC-E 2022 - Day 1

After two years with online conferences, the embedded Linux community once again meets in person for their annual Embedded Linux Conference Europe in Dublin, Ireland this year. Since many years, ELC-E is part of the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit, and the best opportunity of the year to meet other Linux kernel and wider core ecosystem developers and discuss recent and future technological topics.

Showcase: Embedded off-the-shelf

A firmware upgrade is due. A newly implemented feature needs to be rolled out, a security issue patched or new hardware support added. The software, while capable, is complex. Pengutronix' strategy to handle this complexity is working on a version- controlled Board Support Package (BSP) with continuous updates and tests on the latest mainline Linux kernel.

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.