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Wednesday, April 6 • 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Hardware Design for Linux Engineers - Grant Likely, Linaro

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Embedded Systems work is the art of merging software and hardware to build a device that interacts with the real world in useful, interesting, or beautiful ways. Those of us who do embedded Linux often spend a great deal of time on the software architecture, but may not have any involvement with the hardware development. Yet, having some hardware design knowledge makes for better software engineers. It helps to understand how to best drive the hardware, and it makes it possible to create your own hardware when needed.

Happily, the hardware world is rapidly adopting Open Source process. There are excellent open source tools, Git is being used for revision control, and there is an active and growing Open Source Hardware community. This session will provide an overview of hardware design, and how to take an idea all the way through the design process to a physical device in your hand.


Grant Likely

Senior Technical Director, Arm Ltd.
Grant Likely is a Linux kernel engineer working for Arm, Ltd. He is perhaps best know for his work on the Devicetree subsystem used by many embedded Linux systems, and for representing kernel developers on the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board. At Arm, Grant works on software... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:35pm - 3:25pm PDT
Harbor Ballroom G