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Intelligent Display Solutions to Sponsor UK Hardware Developers' Conference

Lauterbach to Sponsor 2016 Embedded Systems Conference

Energi Announces UK Embedded Systems Conferences for 2016

The UK Device Developers' Conference goes from strength to strength

Possibly The Most Reliable Embedded Systems Platform On The Planet

ARM Training Give-Aways At Device Developers' Conference

Feabhas Course Explains Software Verification and Validation in an Embedded Environment

Protection, Licensing & Security at UK Device Developers' Conference

Smartboxx to Exhibit Custom Enclosures at Cambridge Technology Conference

Abelon Systems to Present at Scottish Technology Conference

Electronics Enclosure Experts to Exhibit at UK Technology Conference

Feabhas to Present at UK Reliable Software Developers' Conference

Debugging for Safety Critical Systems Explored at UK Conference

Developing Reliable Software to Be Explained at Conference Workshop

UK Conference to Explore The Direction of Real-Time Operating Systems

UK Conference Will Explore Android for Embedded Devices

Scotland to Host Embedded Systems Conference

UK Conference to Focus on Software Reliability

Conference Explores Open Source Software for Safety related Applications

Eurotech to Explain "Device to Cloud" Connectivity at UK Device Developers' Conference

UK Embedded Systems Conference to Explore User Interface Development – "Zero to HMI Hero" in 3 hours

 

Intelligent Display Solutions to Sponsor UK Hardware Developers' Conference

IDS to explain and demonstrate the latest display and touch technologies at H/WExpo 2016

Display technology specialist, Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) has announced that it has agreed to be a lead sponsor of H/WExpo, a new UK conference for developers of electronic and computer hardware. 

Taking place near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April 2016, HW/Expo will include an exhibition of hardware development tools and technologies, a stream of presentations from industry experts and a series of half day workshops. http://www.hw-expo.co.uk

"We are very pleased to support this Conference," said Adrian Amor, Director at IDS. "For us, H/WExpo will be an ideal opportunity to discuss and demonstrate the very latest display and touch technologies for embedded systems. “

IDS was established in 2001 by a team of display industry experts. Over time they have built up a great deal of knowledge about both the technical approach and the user interface approach to designing displays using LCD, TFT and OLED technologies for many applications. IDS have helped develop innovative displays, enabling customers to enhance their products, with some even receiving awards for design and application.

"We are delighted to have IDS on board for this Conference," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. "IDS will bring a lot of expertise and experience to this event, as they are constantly working with their OEM customers to employ leading edge display and touch technology within embedded systems and devices."

IGS is a privately owned company and the owners are fully involved in the running of the business. All the senior staff have been involved with the opto-electronics industry for at least 15 years and are dedicated to maintaining IGS as an innovative and highly successful operation. http://www.i-lcd.com

Contact:
Adrian Amor, Director, Intelligent Group Solutions Ltd.
Tel:  +44 (0) 1635 294600
E-mail: info@i-lcd.co.uk

 

Lauterbach to Sponsor 2016 Embedded Systems Conference

Debug tool company Lauterbach has agreed to be a lead sponsor of the 2016 UK Device Developers' Conference

World leading debug tool company Lauterbach has agreed to once again be a lead sponsor of the UK Device Developers' Conference, an event for engineers and software developers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices. The next Device Developers' Conference will take place near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April and will be co-located with H/WExpo, a conference for hardware developers. http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/

       


"We are very pleased to maintain our association with this important industry event," said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. "The Device Developers' Conference has become an important and productive forum for us, where we can explain our latest debug technologies, discuss industry trends and meet with fellow engineers and programmers."

Lauterbach debug tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers, and the company is recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of microprocessor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of Lauterbach tools enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.


The UK Device Developers' Conference is an annual event that enables engineers, programmers and scientists to learn about the latest tools and technologies for the development of intelligent systems and devices. The Conference includes a vendor exhibition, a series of informative technical presentations and a series of half-day workshops.

"We are very pleased to be retaining Lauterbach's support for this event," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Organiser. "They not only bring a great deal of expertise to the event, but it is also good for us to have such a respected brand associated with the Conference."

For the first time, the Conference will be co-located with a new event called H/WExpo, a conference space and presentation series that will focus on hardware development, instrumentation and testing. http://www.hardware-developer-expo.co.uk

"The Conference has always featured hardware vendors and presentations, but the 2016 event will have its own dedicated space for hardware engineering," said Richard Blackburn. "H/WExpo will cover aspects such as PCB design and CAD tools, hardware test, test instrumentation, contract manufacture, display technology and enclosure solutions."

About Lauterbach
Lauterbach is the world’s largest producer of hardware-assisted debug tools. Its engineering team has more than 30 years of experience in making world-class debuggers and emulators. The company attaches great importance to very high technical standards and only the latest development methods are used. This sound technical know-how has a high priority in the sales, support and training departments contributing to the technical expertise that is highly regarded by their customers across the world. www.lauterbach.com

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2016 event will take place at Cambourne, near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April 2016.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk


Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

 

 

Energi Announces UK Embedded Systems Conferences for 2016

Energi announces The 2016 UK Device Developers' Conference and H/WExpo 2016

UK technology marketing specialist Energi has announced that next year's Device Developers' Conference will take place at Cambourne near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April 2016. With its focus on embedded systems and realtime software, the annual Device Developers' Conference is an event where hi-tech developers can learn about new development tools, industry trends and future technologies. http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

The 2016 Device Developers' Conference will be co-located with H/WExpo, a new event for hardware focused engineers. With a dedicated exhibition space, and a dedicated presentation stream, H/WExpo will explore such topics as PCB design and CAD software, test and measurement instrumentation, reference design boards, silicon solutions and enclosure design. http://www.hw-expo.co.uk

"We have made a few changes for the 2016 event," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. "In previous year's we have run the Conference at multiple locations, but for 2016 we are planning a single event over two days, near Cambridge. In addition to this, we will be running H/WExpo alongside; this will be a new Conference focused on the interests of hardware developers. We think that this will broaden the appeal of the event and help make it an even more productive day for engineers and scientists working in the field of electronics and intelligent systems."

Over recent years the Device Developers' Conference has attracted engineers from across the UK and Europe. With an exhibition of tools and technologies, a stream of informative technical presentations from industry experts and a series of half-day workshops, the Conference has gained a reputation for being well organised and highly productive. Over 350 developers attended the 2015 Conference. 

"Our objective is always to create a relaxed forum where vendors and developers can share their knowledge and explore new solutions for future projects," said Richard Blackburn. "The feedback from both the vendors and the delegates is that this event is a worthwhile investment of their time and energy."

Development tool and technology companies from around the world participate in the Device Developers Conference, with German debug tool company Lauterbach being a lead sponsor.  For the 2016 event, LED and display technology specialist, Intelligent Embedded Systems has also agreed to be a lead sponsor. 
For more information contact:
Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager
Energi Technical Ltd (http://www.energi-tech.co.uk)
richardb@energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 439569

 

 

The UK Device Developers' Conference goes from strength to strength

More than 280 engineers, computer scientists and developers attended the Conference, which was split over four locations. More than 30 companies sponsored the Conference and presented technical workshops, technical presentations and participated in a vendor exhibition.

"We are delighted with the way this year's Conference has worked out," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. "We have had very good feedback from both exhibitors and delegates. This year's Conference covered a lot of important issues such as software reliability, advanced debugging, developing certified systems, hardware connectivity and design, and ARM development. In this respect we managed to attract a good audience and feel that we are creating a very worthwhile and productive industry event."

The Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day event for engineers, computer scientists and technical managers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices. The Conference took place in Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland, on May 20th and 22nd, June 3rd and 5th respectively.

www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

“We are very pleased to have grown the event, on last year, “ said Richard Blackburn. “Delegate numbers were up by more than 20%, and we also successfully added the Scottish event to the schedule. I’d also add that it’s been a lot of fun, the smaller venues make it a more sociable, enjoyable and informative experience.”

Gallery of pictures from the 2014 Conference - click on text

The 2014 conference was sponsored by German debug tool company Lauterbach, UK based embedded systems training experts Feabhas, and Italian embedded computer manufacturer Eurotech. Exhibiting companies and presenters included Wind River, QNX, JTAG Technologies, LDRA and Phaedrus Systems.

The 2014 event included both a software stream of presentations, and a hardware stream of presentations. Some key topics for this year’s event included Android development, Device to Cloud technology, Open Source Software for Critical Systems and GUI/HMI development."

The next Device Developers’ Conference will take place May/June 2015. Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including the series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops are subject to a small charge.

About The Device Developers’ Conference

The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2014 event took place in May and June, in Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:

www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact: Richard Blackburn

E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk

Tel: 01603 439569

 

 

 

Possibly The Most Reliable Embedded Systems Platform On The Planet

SafeTTy Systems will demonstrate its ReliabiliTTy software platform at the UK Device Developers' Conference

SafeTTy Systems Ltd have announced that they will be launching the first members of their much anticipated ReliabiliTTy® family at the Device Developer’s Conference 2014 in Bristol (UK) on 20 May.


Dr Michael J. Pont, CEO of UK-based SafeTTy Systems

The 2014 Device Developers’ Conference covers four dates and four locations. Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June).

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

SafeTTy Systems Ltd regard the ReliabiliTTy® family of platforms as a solution that has the potential to transform the development of reliable embedded systems for a very wide range of application sectors, from household goods to automotive and medical systems. ReliabiliTTy is a newly created package backed by two new patents: it is sold in the form of a royalty-free technology licence, accompanied by comprehensive reference designs in both C and Ada.

“We shall introduce our new ReliabiliTTy® technology using two very simple, off-the-shelf development boards,” said Dr Michael J. Pont, CEO of UK-based SafeTTy Systems. “At first glance, it doesn’t look like much, but we’ve found that – once we’ve demonstrated what the system can do - most experienced developers are amazed by what can be achieved with such every day, low-cost boards and ReliabiliTTy technology.”

“Dr Pont is widely recognised as a leader in the field of time-triggered embedded systems,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “This really is an important opportunity for developers to explore and learn about new approaches to the development of reliable embedded systems. In this respect, the Device Developers’ Conference is very much about the sharing of information and the exploration of new technologies. “

SafeTTy Systems Ltd provides support for developers of reliable, real-time embedded systems in sectors including aerospace, medical, industrial, automotive, marine, defence, satellite systems and high-end consumer goods. The company’s products are provided in forms that are suitable for use in IEC 61508, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, IEC 60730, DO-178c and similar high-integrity and safety-critical ‘certified’ embedded systems.

SafeTTy Systems product details are available here: http://www.safetty.net/products

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ARM Training Give-Aways At Device Developers' Conference

Feabhas to offer free ARM Accredited Engineer exam voucher and a copy of "Professional Embedded ARM Development" at UK Device Developers Conference.

Embedded software development experts, Feabhas, have announced that to support developers looking to boost their ARM knowledge, they will be offering a free ARM Accredited Engineer exam voucher to delegates at the UK Device Developers’ Conference who attend the Feabhas half-day technical workshop and then book a course.

Feabhas are a key sponsor for the 2014 UK Device Developers’ Conference and Niall Cooling, Managing Director at Feabhas will be presenting a half-day workshop entitled “EMBEDDED PROGRAMMERS’ GUIDE TO THE ARM CORTEX-M ARCHITECTURE”. This workshop will look at the many useful features added to the Cortex-M that makes it a truly excellent target environment for the embedded software engineer.

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Niall Cooling, Managing Director of Feabhas

Feabhas also plan to hold a competition each day of the Conference, offering delegates the chance to win a copy of the recently published Professional Embedded ARM Development – signed by the author.

All entries will also be eligible for the Grand Prize Draw, where one lucky winner will receive a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter.

The Device Developers' Conference is an event for engineers and programmers working to develop intelligent systems and devices. Taking place during 20th/22ndMay and 3rd/5th June 2014, this event will be a one-day conference, to be run in Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland respectively and will include half-day technical workshops, a vendor exhibition and a program of technical presentations. http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Feabhas is a recognised leader in the training of software engineers for realtime and embedded systems, and is also an ARM Accreditation Training Partner (AATP). Feabhas's clients include many of the world's leading technology companies, whose staff regularly attend Feabhas training courses.  The range of courses available at Feabhas includes subjects such as C/C++, Embedded Linux, Embedded Windows, UML, Android and Embedded Java.

“We have trained over 10,000 embedded software engineers in languages and architectures in the last 15 years,” said Niall Cooling. “For the last decade, we have been using ARM based target systems, and more recently the Cortex-M for the languages and Cortex-A for Linux. This workshop will cover such topics as the Cortex-M’s core features, the Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS), debugging and RTOS support.”

For more details about this workshop, visit http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/embedded-systems-training.html

 

About Feabhas
Feabhas is a specialist in real time embedded software development, providing assessment, training and consulting.  Based in the UK, Feabhas was formed in 1995 and has trained over 10,000 engineers worldwide to date.

The Feabhas mission is to improve the quality of the embedded software development process and thus reduce software development times and costs. As an ARM Approved Training Centre and provider of ARM Accreditation Training, Feabhas is one of only two ARM accredited training partners that offers ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) programmes in Asia, the Americas and Europe. 

Feabhas improves the competence of embedded software developers through on-site team development, public training for individual engineers, consultancy and mentoring, pre- and post-course assessment, bespoke curriculum creation, developing software standards e.g. DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, EN 50128 etc., graduate training program and re-skilling from other disciplines. www.feabhas.com

Feabhas Contact:
Jo Cooling, Sales and Marketing
Tel : +44(0) 1488 73050
E-mail : info@feabhas.com

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Feabhas Course Explains Software Verification and Validation in an Embedded Environment

New Feabhas course introduces software engineers to the concepts and practices of testing embedded software  and the skills needed to write and test their own code

Embedded software development experts, Feabhas, have announced a new course specifically designed for C++ software developers who wish to learn how to do more rigorous testing during product development.

Designed for software engineers working in a real-time embedded environment that have to create and also test their own code, "Embedded Software Testing with C++" is a four day course covering software verification and validation. The course is a mixture of lectures and practical exercises.

"Verification and validation are vital parts of the software quality process," said Niall Cooling, Managing Director at Feabhas. "This is especially true in the real-time embedded environment, where the system may be subject to strict safety or reliability requirements.”

Feabhas’s new course introduces the concepts and practices of testing embedded software across the entire development lifecycle. 

Attendees will learn how to create their own test harnesses, how to use test harnesses for embedded systems, integration testing using test doubles, and how to write code in a Test-Driven development style.

During the practical exercises, delegates will gain hands-on experience with development environments and Open Source testing tools and frameworks. Attendees will also perform exercises in software verification and Agile development practices.

“As systems are becoming more complex, the need for reliable code is becoming ever more important,” said Niall Cooling. “Organisations that use Effective Testing have found that quality issues are identified and addressed earlier in the project.  This approach saves time and reduces costs, and results in a better customer experience.”

Feabhas is a recognised leader in the training of software engineers for real-time and embedded systems, and is also an ARM Accreditation Training
Partner (AATP). Feabhas's clients include many of the world's leading technology companies in a wide variety of industries, from telecoms, automotive, defence and aerospace, to consumer devices and instrumentation.

More information about the new course, Embedded Software Testing with C++ can be found at http://www.feabhas.com/content/embedded-software-testing-c-0

Feabhas have recently announced that they will be a key sponsor for the 2014 UK Device Developers’ Conference and will be presenting a half-day workshop on the ARM Cortex-M architecture. http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

The range of other courses available at Feabhas includes subjects such as C/C++, Embedded Linux, Embedded Windows, UML, Android and Embedded Java.

About Feabhas
Feabhas is a specialist in real time embedded software development, providing assessment, training and consulting.  Based in the UK, Feabhas was formed in 1995 and has trained over 10,000 engineers worldwide to date.

The Feabhas mission is to improve the quality of the embedded software development process and thus reduce software development times and costs. As an ARM Approved Training Centre and provider of ARM Accreditation Training, Feabhas is one of only two ARM accredited training partners that offers ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) programmes in Asia, the Americas and Europe. 

Feabhas improves the competence of embedded software developers through on-site team development, public training for individual engineers, consultancy and mentoring, pre- and post-course assessment, bespoke curriculum creation, developing software standards e.g. DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, EN 50128 etc., graduate training program and re-skilling from other disciplines. www.feabhas.com

 

Feabhas Contact:
Jo Cooling, Sales and Marketing
Tel: +44(0) 1488 73050
E-mail: info@feabhas.com

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Protection, Licensing & Security at UK Device Developers' Conference

Presentation to discuss how manufacturers of embedded systems and software can use licensing to monetise and protect their solutions. With central control, secure boot, integrity protection & software/data security.

Wibu-Systems has announced that it will be exhibiting and presenting at this year's UK Device Developer's Conference.

Security and licensing specialist Marcel Hartgerink will be giving a presentation that discusses the challenges of protecting and licensing software, and how best to monetise software solutions. 

Wibu-Systems provides technical solutions for software licensing and the protection of software against piracy, reverse engineering & sabotage.

"We are very pleased to be taking part in this year's Conference," said Marcel Hartgerink. "Wibu-Systems has a lot of technology and experience in this increasingly important field. We are looking forward to sharing some key aspects of this knowledge and explaining our products." 

The Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day event for engineers, computer scientists and technical managers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  The Conference will take place in Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland, on May 20th and 22nd, June 3rd and 5th respectively.
 
The Wibu-Systems presentation will include a discussion regarding the protection of software from illegal use, reverse engineering and theft of intellectual property. It will also explain how the integrity of embedded systems can be ensured through the use of cryptographic methods and secure hardware devices, or software based keys (for key management and data storage). Further to this, Marcel will explain how these security measures also eliminate the risk of manipulation and sabotage of critical systems.

“We are excited to have Wibu-Systems on board for this year’s Conference,” said Richard Blackburn. “They will be bringing a lot of important knowledge to the event; knowledge and experience that I feel sure the delegates will really value. Software protection and licencing is an important issue, so we are pleased to have such a specialist to present.”

Wibu-Systems will be exhibiting its CodeMeter platform at the Conference. CodeMeter enables software vendors and embedded device manufacturers to monetise their intellectual property and also safeguards the integrity of data and code against unauthorized alterations by hackers and malware assuring uninterrupted operations and minimizing fraudulent activities.

The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

The 2014 conference is sponsored by German debug tool company Lauterbach, UK based embedded systems training experts Feabhas, and Italian embedded computer manufacturer Eurotech. Exhibiting companies and presenters will include Wind River, QNX, JTAG Technologies, LDRA and Phaedrus Systems. 

The 2014 event will include both a software stream of presentations, and a hardware stream of presentations. Some key topics for this year’s event include Android development, Device to Cloud technology, Open Source Software for Critical Systems and GUI/HMI development."

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including the series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops are subject to a small charge.

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2014 event will take place in May and June, in Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.  Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact: Richard Blackburn
E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: 01603 439569

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Smartboxx to Exhibit Custom Enclosures at Cambridge Technology Conference

Innovative enclosure manufacturing technology is based on the tool-less manipulation of flat sheet plastic

Smartboxx, designer and manufacturer of custom plastic enclosures, panels and housings, has announced that it will be exhibiting at the UK Device Developers’ Conference, to be held in Cambridge on the 22nd May.

Smartboxx will be available to discuss their innovative approach to enclosure design, one that is based on the tool-less manipulation of flat sheet plastic by CNC machining, bending and forming, all carried out to strict tolerances. This approach enables its design team to turn around a working prototype within 1 week from receipt of drawings, or approval of CAD/CAM designs.

 

The Device Developers' Conference is an event for developers of intelligent systems and intelligent devices, targeting engineers involved in Embedded Systems development, Software Development, Electronics Design, Enclosure Design and Manufacturing Services; it will take place at Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland on the 20th, 22nd May and the 3rd and 5th June respectively. 

Sponsored by key industry tool and technology vendors, the Device Developers' Conference is free to engineers and managers working in the technical sector. 

“We are very pleased to be supporting the Cambridge event,” said Karl Sears, Operations Director at Smartboxx. “ This will be a good opportunity for us to explain our innovative approach to enclosure design and what is now possible. More importantly, we will be able to explain how we can help accelerate product development and improve design quality, whilst also reducing costs.“

A key feature of the Device Developers' Conference is that it is a single day event, which takes place in four locations. This enables engineers to attend with the minimal of travel time and expense. Another key feature is the ½-day technology workshop schedule that enables engineers to receive hands-on training from industry experts.

"The Conference is shaping up to be a really informative and useful day for engineers in this field,” said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser.  “We are very pleased with the content of the workshops and presentations and the quality of the presenters. We are very sure that engineers will find this Conference enjoyable and informative, and a worthwhile investment of their time.

The companies exhibiting and presenting at The UK Device Developers' Conference include embedded software provider Wind River, German debug tools company Lauterbach, UK computer board manufacturer Eurotech, embedded systems training consultants Feabhas and development tools distributor SDC Systems. It is anticipated that up to 40 vendors will be exhibiting to demonstrate and explain their latest tools and technology. 

The half-day workshops at this event will include ‘An Introduction to Debugging Techniques for Safety Critical Systems’,  ‘A Guide to Programming The ARM Cortex M’ and ‘Getting to Grips with the new MISRA C:2012 Standard’.

Presentation titles include ‘The Commercial Use of Linux for Reliable Systems’ and ‘Hardware Considerations for Device to Cloud Connectivity’.

For more information about this event please visit http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

For more information about Smartboxx please visit http://www.smartboxx.co.uk/

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Abelon Systems to Present at Scottish Technology Conference

Presentation to discuss choosing hardware solutions for realtime and embedded computer projects

Edinburgh based embedded systems company Abelon Systems has announced that it will be presenting at The Scottish Device Developers' Conference to be held on 5th June at Uphall. 

Abelon Systems’ Ian Smith (Managing Director) will present, using examples from case studies from a number of recent client projects to highlight some of the trade-offs and decisions which were made, and the impact they had on reducing overall cost and design timescales.

The Scottish Device Developers' Conference is a one-day event for engineers, designers and computer scientists working to develop intelligent systems and devices and will take place on the 5th June, at Uphall. It is intended that the Conference will enable developers to explore new tools and technologies, discover new suppliers and learn from industry experts.

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/scotland.html

"The integration of hardware components and subsystems from different vendors is often a challenge, particularly when trying to create a robust and reliable solution," said Ian Smith.

"In an increasingly commoditised electronics market there are often "Make or Buy" decisions to be made around key choices such as processor board or communications modules, and there are advantages and disadvantages to either strategy, the final design often including aspects of both. I will be talking about our approach to this issue with reference to a number of recent client projects."

Consisting of a vendor exhibition, a broad range of technical presentations and several half-day technical workshops, The Scottish Device Developers' Conference is expected to prove a worthwhile and productive day for those working in the field of embedded systems and mission critical computing.

This event is free to engineers, developers and technical managers, although there is a small charge for the half-day workshops.

"We are excited to be running this event in Scotland and to have Abelon Systems presenting," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. "There is a lot of impressive research and development taking place in this region, so we feel sure that this event will be seen as an attractive opportunity for developers to further enhance their skills and knowledge. It will also be an important opportunity for them to meet leading tools and technology vendors from around the world, all under one roof."

Topics covered at the conference will include ‘device to cloud connectivity’, ‘using open source software for critical applications’, ‘advanced debugging techniques’ and ‘a guide to developing using the ARM Cortex-M’. Experts in their field will give the presentations and workshops.
 
German debug tool company Lauterbach, UK embedded systems training experts Feabhas and Italian industrial computer manufacturer Eurotech sponsor the conference.  More than thirty other embedded systems tools and technology companies will be exhibiting and presenting at this event.

“There has been a lot of industry support for this Scottish event,” said Richard Blackburn. “There will be 15 high quality technical presentations to choose from, 4 half-day technical workshops and about 30 companies exhibiting and demonstrating new technology.”

Running alongside this event, there will also be a smaller conference called The Reliable Software Developers Conference. This is a one-day conference exploring the software tools and coding standards that help companies develop safety critical and highly reliable software.  The afternoon will be given over to a workshop called “Getting to Grips with MISRA C:2012”. MISRA C is a coding standard that is increasingly being adopted by developers worldwide where safety and reliability has to be assured. http://www.rsd-conference.co.uk

For more information about this event and to register a place, please visit: http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/scotland.html

Contact :
Richard Blackburn
E-mail : richardb@energi-tech.co.uk
Tel : 01603 439569

 

About Abelon Sytems Ltd
Abelon Systems is a world-class provider of embedded systems. Thanks to their unparalleled engineering expertise, intelligent approach, transparent processes and unwavering commitment, they supply bespoke solutions that meet your unique systems’ needs. From initial design concepts to full product implementation and ongoing support, Abelon is the first choice for many international blue-chip companies, national SMEs and start-ups alike. Their prestigious clients span communications, military, energy, medical, mobile and industrial sectors. http://www.abelon.com

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Electronics Enclosure Experts to Exhibit at UK Technology Conference

Cove Industries will be exhibiting at the UK Device Developers' Conference

Electronics Box Build and Enclosure Company Cove Industries has announced that it will be exhibiting at this year's UK Device Developers' Conference, an event for engineers and scientists working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.

Cove Industries designs and manufactures enclosures for electronic and electrical systems and is a leader in the sub contract sheet metal work industry, specialising in the supply of products to the Aerospace, Military, Automotive and Commercial sectors, from prototype to full production batches.  

The Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day event for engineers, computer scientists and technical managers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  The Conference will take place in Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland, on May 20th and 22nd, June 3rd and 5th respectively.
 
"We are very pleased to be supporting this event again this year," said Miles Adams, Operations Manager. "The Conference is an ideal forum for us. It's a chance to meet with development engineers to explain the technology and services that Cove Industries offer. As much as the event is mainly about electronics and software, the fact is, every system or device requires an enclosure for protection, transportation and handling. This aspect of product development is very much our expertise."

Cove Industries has been established as a high quality sheet metal fabricator for many years and with the incorporation of an in house Paint Shop and Electronics Division this has meant that it can now offer a turnkey Box Build service.  This is in addition to manufacturing EMC chasses, panels, consoles, cable assemblies, wiring harnesses and specialist Test Equipment, all from their site in Farnborough, Hampshire.

The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

“We are very pleased to have the expertise of Cove Industries available to the Conference,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “ Enclosures are critical for a successful design, whether in terms of functionality or even in terms of external aesthetics. “

Cove Industries also offer the facility to support development engineers with the production of bespoke test boxes either from a sketched requirement or reverse engineering existing units.

 

The 2014 conference is sponsored by German debug tool company Lauterbach, UK based embedded systems training experts Feabhas, and Italian embedded computer manufacturer Eurotech. Exhibiting companies and presenters will include Wind River, QNX, JTAG Technologies, LDRA and Phaedrus Systems. 

The 2014 event will include both a software stream of presentations, and a hardware stream of presentations. Some key topics for this year’s event include Android development, Device to Cloud technology, Open Source Software for Critical Systems and GUI/HMI development."

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including the series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops are subject to a small charge.

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2014 event will take place in May and June, in Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.  Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact: Richard Blackburn
E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: 01603 439569

About Cove Industries Ltd
Cove’s Sheet metal fabrication facility utilises the latest CAD/CAM software linked via Radan tool path optimisation software to state of the art CNC machines, including punching and 8-axis forming machines.  This is supported by an in house welding section, a paint shop for wet and powder coatings and a silk screening and laser etching capability.

The electronics design team can provide a full design service from an outline requirement, producing circuit diagrams, wiring schematics, mechanical detail drawings and manufacturing documentation - for 19inch rack mounted Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), to specialist electronic enclosures and cable assemblies.
  

They also offer an Electronics Wiring and Assembly Build to Print capability that allows their customers the opportunity to outsource the production of small to medium quantities of electromechanical assemblies, allowing them to focus on their core business activities. With over 25 years of experience in this industry they will resolve component obsolescence issues and then update the design and drawings package accordingly. The company is accredited to ISO9001:2008 and is also actively involved in the SC21 programme. http://www.cove-industries.co.uk/

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Feabhas to Present at UK Reliable Software Developers' Conference

Feabhas to help present a half-day workshop introducing the MISRA C:2012 software coding standard for reliable and safety critical systems

Embedded software development experts Feabhas have announced that they will be co-presenting a half-day workshop that will explore the concepts and thinking behind the latest MISRA C coding standard

Niall Cooling, Director of Feabhas, will introduce the new MISRA C:2012 Coding Guidelines. He will outline the prerequisites for using MISRA C:2012 and highlight the main differences with the previous MISRA C:2004. By analysing some key rules, attendees for this presentation will receive a valuable insight from an independent perspective, as to what this new standard really means for software developers.

The RSD Conference is a one day event for software developers working in the field of safety critical software, high-availability systems and dependable systems. It will be an important opportunity to learn about developments in coding standards, test and verification tools, best practices and an opportunity to meet with industry experts.

The RSD Conference will take place in four locations: Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland on the 20th, 22nd May, and 3rd and 5th June respectively. 

http://www.rsd-conference.co.uk

"We are very pleased to be presenting at the RSD Conference," said Niall Cooling." As software code has become bigger, is running faster and is ever more complex, there is a lot of pressure on engineers and programmers to ensure its reliability. We are looking forward to sharing some of our knowledge and experience in this field, at the event."  

The RSD Conference will give delegates an opportunity to listen to engineers and programmers experienced in Certification standards such as IEC 62304 (medical), ISO 26262 (automotive), IEC 61508 (industrial control) and EN 50128 ( railway), in addition to the half-day workshop covering MISRA C:2012. 

The RSD Conference will be co-located with the UK Device Developers' Conference, providing further opportunity for delegates to meet with experts in realtime and embedded system design, and a chance to explore technologies such as cyber security, version control, high availability hardware solutions and realtime OS's.

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

"We are very pleased to have Feabhas onboard for this Conference”, said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “Feabhas are a respected leader in the provision of MISRA C training, working with technology companies all over the world. Niall Cooling is a renowned and informative presenter, with a wealth of real world knowledge."

MISRA C is regarded as the de facto standard for embedded C programming in the majority of safety-related industries, and is also used to improve software quality, even where safety is not the main consideration. The MISRA C:2012 workshop will also be presented by Chris Hills of Phaedrus Systems and Chris Tapp of LDRA, both of whom are experienced and respected leaders in this field.

There is a charge of £75 for attendance at the RSD Conference. More information and registration details can be found at http://www.rsd-conference.co.uk


About the RSD-Conference
The RSD Conference is a one-day event for software developers working in the field of safety critical and high-availability systems. It will be an important opportunity to learn about developments in coding standards, test and verification tools, best practices and an opportunity to meet with industry experts.

This year’s event is taking place over four days in four locations throughout the UK:  Bristol on 20th May, Cambridge on 22nd May, Manchester on 3rd June and Scotland on 5th June – http://www.rsd-conference.co.uk

About Feabhas
Feabhas is a specialist in real time embedded software development competence, providing assessment, training and consulting.  Based in the UK, Feabhas was formed in 1995 and has trained over 10,000 engineers worldwide to date.

The Feabhas mission is to improve the quality of the embedded software development process and thus reduce software development times and costs. As an ARM Approved Training Centre and provider of ARM Accreditation Training, Feabhas is one of only two ARM accredited training partners that offers ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) programmes in Asia, the Americas and Europe. 

Feabhas improves the competence of embedded software developers through on-site team development, Public training for individual engineers, consultancy and mentoring, pre- and post-course assessment, bespoke curriculum creation, developing software standards e.g. DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, EN 50128 etc., graduate training program and re-skilling from other disciplines. www.feabhas.com

Feabhas Contact:
Jo Cooling, Sales and Marketing
Tel: +44(0) 1488 73050
E-mail: info@feabhas.com

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Debugging for Safety Critical Systems Explored at UK Conference

Lauterbach to present advanced debugging workshop

It has been announced that a key focus of this year’s Device Developers’ Conference will be ‘software reliability’, with many of the presentations and workshops exploring the tools and techniques available to software developers for the development and testing of code.

The Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day event for engineers, computer scientists and technical managers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  The Conference will take place in Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland, on May 20th and 22nd, June 3rd and 5th respectively.

German debug tool company Lauterbach will be hosting a half-day workshop entitled, “A Guide to Advanced Debugging”.  This workshop will explain and demonstrate how the more advanced debug tools are enabling developers to produce higher performance code, whilst speeding up reliable code development.

“As software has become far more complex and is running at ever faster speeds, detecting bugs is now a major challenge for developers,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach.

“Developing reliable code is now a big issue, as the cost of failure in the field is so expensive. Whether it is the damage to the brand of the product, or simply the cost of the recall, investment in debug tools has become a critical business decision. This workshop will give engineers the chance to explore what they can expect from the higher end of debug technology.”

The workshop will involve delegates being hands-on, using Lauterbach’s hardware assisted debug tools attached to ARM Cortex-M hardware, running a real-time application.  Delegates will explore debugging techniques such as ‘live trace’, ‘code coverage’ and code analysis.

“We ran a similar workshop last year, and it proved very popular,” said Richard Blackburn. “ The workshop is presented by Richard Copeman, a highly respected and experienced expert in this field. This is a great opportunity for any software teams that are looking to improve their code quality and throughput.”

The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

The 2014 conference is sponsored by Lauterbach, and also by UK based embedded systems training experts Feabhas, and Italian embedded computer manufacturer Eurotech. Exhibiting companies and presenters will include Wind River, QNX, JTAG Technologies, LDRA and Phaedrus Systems. 

The 2014 event will include both a software stream of presentations, and a hardware stream of presentations. Some key topics for this year’s event include Android development, Device to Cloud technology, Open Source Software for Critical Systems and GUI/HMI development."

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including the series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops are subject to a small charge.

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2014 event will take place in May and June, in Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland.

The objective is to provide an event that provides engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.  Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

 

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Developing Reliable Software to Be Explained at Conference Workshop

MISRA C:2012 coding standard and software certification to be explained at 2014 UK Conference

The organisers of this year's UK Device Developers' Conference have announced that the event will include a half day 'MISRA C' workshop that will discuss the adoption of the MISRA C coding standard for safety critical software and high availability systems and explain the thinking behind the most recent version of this respected global coding standard. 

This half-day workshop will provide delegates with a good understanding of why they should be using coding standards, how adopting MISRA C:2012 will help in creating a set of coding standards and how tools are available, that not only help enforce coding standards, but will also make it possible to produce better quality code generally and improve the management of the development process.

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

The Device Developers' Conference is a UK event for engineers and designers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  It consists of a tools and technology vendor exhibition, three presentation streams and five half-day technology workshops.

The 2014 Device Developers’ Conference will take place over four dates and four locations.  Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June). 

“The recent major automotive recalls have highlighted the considerable cost of software failure,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “It’s not just the cost of fixing the problem, but also the longer term damage to the brand, and sometimes, it can also be a life and death issue. In this respect, software reliability is now a big issue for engineers and developer. This workshop will be presented by some the UK’s leading experts in the field of software certification.” 

The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

“This year’s Conference is building on the success of last year’s event,” said Richard Blackburn. “Delegate registrations are very much up on last year and we are experiencing a lot of support for this event from the engineering and technology sector. It’s shaping up to be a really worthwhile Conference.

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including the extensive agenda of 40-minute presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops are subject to a small charge.  For more information, or to reserve a place at one of the events, visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

 

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2014 event will take place in May and June, in Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland.

The objective is to provide an event that provides engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact:
Richard Blackburn
Energi Technical Limited
E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 439569

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UK Conference to Explore The Direction of Real-Time Operating Systems

Developments in the design of Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS's) is a topic that will be high on the list at this year's UK Device Developers' Conference.

US company Wind River will be explaining how their VxWorks RTOS has been deployed in over 300 million devices and how it has changed and evolved over the past 30 years. 

The UK Device Developers' Conference is a one-day Conference for engineers, computer scientists and designers working in the field of intelligent systems and devices. It consists of a tools and technology vendor exhibition, three presentation streams and five half-day technology workshops.

This year's Conference will take place at Bristol (May20th), Cambridge (May 22nd), Manchester (June 3rd) and Scotland (June 5th). 

Real-time operating systems have been a cornerstone of this industry, as they are designed to provide a highly predictable behaviour and often have a very small memory footprint. These key features enable them to be integrated into a wide range of systems and devices, and enables the responsive and robust performance that is essential for control systems within vehicles, medical equipment, aerospace systems and many everyday electronic devices.

"We are very pleased to have Wind River to present at the Device Developers' Conference," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. "Their presentation will look at 30 years of change in the Real Time Operating System industry, and the talk will chart Wind River’s experience from its founding in 1982 with two engineers in their California garage. It will also look at lessons learned and key milestones throughout the life of VxWorks, and end with a look at what is new and exciting in the April 2014 release, VxWorks version7. It should be an informative and fascinating presentation."

The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

A further presentation at the conference will examine critically, from first principles, the theory and practice of current RTOS products, highlighting those concepts that underpin the development of truly real-time systems, those that are inessential and those whose adoption can be counterproductive.

Presented by Peter Bushell of Software Integrity Ltd, the presentation will finish with an overview of a new RTOS kernel, designed from scratch.

“This year’s Conference is shaping up very well,” said Richard Blackburn. “Delegate registrations are well up on last year, and we seen increased industry support and enthusiasm for this event. We are very pleased with the way this Conference is growing and being accepted by the technical community.”

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including the extensive agenda of 40-minute presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops are subject to a small charge.  Registration is required. For more information, or to reserve your place at one of the events, visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2014 event will take place in May and June, on four different days, in four locations: Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland.

The objective is to provide an event that provides engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact:
Richard Blackburn
Energi Technical Limited
E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 439569

Wind River is a trademark or registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. and its affiliates.

 

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UK Conference Will Explore Android for Embedded Devices

Presentation explains the benefits of the Android operating system for device development and introduces the solutions available to help engineers and programmers get started. 

Solid State Supplies have announced that they will be presenting a paper at this year's Device Developers' Conference. Entitled "Android for Embedded Devices", the presentation will explain the benefits of using the Android operating system for device development and will introduce the tools and solutions available to help engineers and programmers get started.

The Device Developers' Conference is a UK event for engineers and designers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  It consists of a tools and technology vendor exhibition, three presentation streams and five half-day technology workshops.

The 2014 Device Developers’ Conference will take place over four dates and four locations.  Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June). 

“Many developers are adopting Android as an embedded platform, “ said Matt Cook, Business Development Manager at Solid State Supplies. “Android has proven to provide a stable kernel and a huge library of open source code and device drivers. It also has no royalties or license fees and benefits from a global development community. It’s an attractive choice for developers.”

The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

“This presentation will also show embedded systems engineers how the Android operating system compares to embedded Linux systems, other RTOS's and other OS's,” said Matt Cook. “So that delegates will be able to choose whether Android might be the right choice for their future product designs.”

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including the extensive agenda of 40-minute presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops are subject to a small charge.  For more information, or to reserve your place at one of the events, visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

 

Solid State Supplies Website

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Scotland to Host Embedded Systems Conference

The Scottish Device Developers Conference is to take place at Uphall, 5th June

A one-day conference for engineers, designers and computer scientists working to developer intelligent systems and devices is to take place on the 5th June, at Uphall.  The Scottish Device Developers' Conference will enable developers to explore new tools and technologies, discover new suppliers and learn from industry experts.

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/scotland.html

 

Consisting of a vendor exhibition, a broad range of technical presentations and several half-day technical workshops, The Scottish Device Developers' Conference is expected to prove a worthwhile and productive day for those working in the field of embedded systems and mission critical computing.

This event is free to engineers, developers and technical managers, although there is a small charge for the half-day workshops.

"We are excited to be running this event in Scotland," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. "There is a lot of impressive research and development taking place in this region, so we feel sure that this event will be seen as an attractive opportunity for developers to further enhance their skills and knowledge. It will also be an important opportunity for them to meet leading tools and technology vendors from around the world, all under one roof."

Topics covered at the conference will include ‘device to cloud connectivity’, ‘using open source software for critical applications’, ‘connecting a TFT display to an embedded system’, ‘advanced debugging techniques’ and ‘a guide to developing using the ARM Cortex-M’. The presentations and workshops will be given by experts in their field.

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UK Conference to Focus on Software Reliability

Lauterbach to present advanced debugging workshop

It has been announced that a key focus of this year’s Device Developers’ Conference will be ‘software reliability’, with many of the presentations and workshops exploring the tools and techniques available to software developers for the development and testing of code.

The Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day event for engineers, computer scientists and technical managers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  The Conference will take place in Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland, on May 20th and 22nd, June 3rd and 5th respectively.

German debug tool company Lauterbach will be hosting a half-day workshop entitled, “A Guide to Advanced Debugging”.  This workshop will explain and demonstrate how the more advanced debug tools are enabling developers to produce higher performance code, whilst speeding up reliable code development.

“As software has become far more complex and is running at ever faster speeds, detecting bugs is now a major challenge for developers,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach.

“Developing reliable code is now a big issue, as the cost of failure in the field is so expensive. Whether it is the damage to the brand of the product, or simply the cost of the recall, investment in debug tools has become a critical business decision. This workshop will give engineers the chance to explore what they can expect from the higher end of debug technology.”

The workshop will involve delegates being hands-on, using Lauterbach’s hardware assisted debug tools attached to ARM Cortex-M hardware, running a real-time application.  Delegates will explore debugging techniques such as ‘live trace’, ‘code coverage’ and code analysis.

“We ran a similar workshop last year, and it proved very popular,” said Richard Blackburn. “ The workshop is presented by Richard Copeman, a highly respected and experienced expert in this field. This is a great opportunity for any software teams that are looking to improve their code quality and throughput.”

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Conference Explores Open Source Software for Safety related Applications

SDC Systems to explain how open source software can be adopted for use in highly reliable and secure systems

SDC Systems has announced that it will be exhibiting and presenting at this year's UK Device Developers' Conference. SDC Systems specialises in the provision of tools and technologies for the development and testing of software for real-time and embedded systems.

Entitled "Exploiting Open Source Software for Highly Reliable and Secure Systems", company director Peter Heyes will discuss the best practices for increasing the adoption of OSS whilst achieving and maintaining open source license compliance. The presentation will also touch on the application of automotive-driven standards and certification, including MISRA, ISO 26262 and IEC 61508, whilst ensuring the secure use of open source software.

“The Automotive industry is a leader in the use of standards and processes to govern the development of secure and reliable embedded software,” said Peter Heyes. “They are also heavily leveraging the open source software (OSS) ecosystem, taking advantage of millions of lines of code to augment development and push the innovation envelope. This presentation will explore the fact that embedded software development teams outside of the automotive industry can benefit from adopting many of their processes and approaches, in the development of secure and reliable systems.”

The Device Developers' Conference is a one-day conference for computer scientists and electronic engineers that work in the development of intelligent systems and devices. The event consists of technical workshops, presentations and an exhibition, providing an important opportunity for engineers and vendors to share knowledge and explore new technologies.

Reading-based SDC Systems Ltd is a distributor of tools and technologies for the developers of embedded software and enterprise systems. SDC's customers include major software and technology companies across the UK and the rest of Europe. SDC has established itself as a specialist in technologies that accelerate development and enable innovation, and is recognised as a trusted advisor in many areas, such as software development and software testing.

“We are very pleased to have SDC Systems presenting on such a useful and important topic,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “ Our objective throughout is to provide software developers and embedded systems engineers with an informative and productive experience. SDC Systems are leaders in this field and I feel sure delegates will value the opportunity to benefit from their knowledge and experience.”

The 2014 Device Developers’ Conference covers four dates and four locations.  Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June). 

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including the agenda of 45-minute technical presentations, are free to attend for engineers and technical managers, although there is a small charge of £75 for the ½ day workshops.

For more information about the event please visit: http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for developers of intelligent systems and devices (embedded systems).

The object of the event is to provide engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

 

Contact: Richard Blackburn
+44(0) 1603 439569
richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk

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Eurotech to Explain "Device to Cloud" Connectivity at UK Device Developers' Conference

Embedded computer manufacturer Eurotech to be a lead sponsor of UK embedded systems conference

Eurotech has been announced as a lead sponsor and presenter at this year's UK Device Developers' Conference, an event for engineers and developers working in the field of intelligent systems and devices.

Eurotech is a global company that provides embedded computer solutions to technology companies around the world. With headquarters in Italy, Eurotech has several offices worldwide, as well as an office in Cambridge that serves a broad customer base in the UK.

Eurotech will be exhibiting its latest technology and will make a presentation that explores whether proprietary board formats really do lead to vendor independence, and explains how developers can expand the scope and value of hardware through the use of cloud technology.

"One of the most important aspects of the "Internet of Things" vision is that smart objects communicate effectively with each other and with applications residing in data centres or the cloud," said Tim Taberner, Product Strategy Manager at Eurotech. "This part of the presentation will explore the technical building blocks required to build a distributed, scalable, secure and managed system of devices and sensors that effectively interconnects with device infrastructure."

The Device Developers' Conference is a one-day conference for computer scientists and electronic engineers that work in the development of intelligent systems and devices. The event consists of technical workshops, presentations and an exhibition, providing an important opportunity for engineers and vendors to share knowledge and explore new technologies.

For more information about this event please visit: http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

The 2014 Device Developers’ Conference covers four dates and four locations. Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June).

“We are very pleased to have Eurotech on board,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “ Hardware continues to develop at quite a pace, so it will be good to have the Eurotech team’s extensive knowledge and experience available to delegates. I am confident that their presentation will attract a broad audience, it’s a hot topic at the moment.”

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for developers of intelligent systems and devices (embedded systems).

The object of the event is to provide engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including the agenda of 45-minute technical presentations are free to attend for engineers and technical managers, although there is a small charge of £75 for the ½ day workshops. http:/www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Event Contact: Richard Blackburn
+44(0) 1603 439569
richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk

Eurotech Contact:
sales.emea@eurotech.com
+44 (0) 1223 411200

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UK Embedded Systems Conference to Explore User Interface Development – "Zero to HMI Hero" in 3 hours

QNX Software Systems and KDAB to run half-day technical workshop on the development of user interfaces (GUI/HMI) for real-time and embedded systems

embedded gui development training

QNX Software Systems Limited, a global supplier of realtime operating systems and development tools for embedded systems, and KDAB, a market leader for Qt consulting and training, are teaming up to present a half-day workshop at the 2014 UK Device Developers' Conference.

Entitled "A Guide to Developing Robust, Realtime and Feature-rich GUI-driven Embedded Systems", this 3-hour workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to using a realtime OS and the creation of a GUI (graphical user interface).

The Device Developers' Conference is an event for engineers, computer scientists and designers that are involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices. Consisting of technical workshops, an agenda of hardware and software presentations and an exhibition of tool and technology vendors, the Device Developers’ conference provides an important opportunity for the industry to share new developments and explore new concepts.

The 2014 Conference will take place in Bristol (May 20th), Cambridge (May 22nd), Manchester (June 3rd) and Scotland (June 5th). http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

"We will be looking at the very latest developments in OS and GUI developments," said Michael Freer, Sales Manager at QNX Software Systems in the UK. "This workshop will be a chance for engineers and developers to learn from industry experts and to have their questions answered. We'll be working with a Freescale i.MX 6 reference platform, with all stages of the development being clearly explained, and with an open forum for delegate's questions."

Michael Freer of QNX Software Systems

Through its embedded market specialisation and proven expertise, QNX Software Systems has become a trusted supplier to many of the world's largest device manufacturers and systems integrators. Companies such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX® technology for automotive infotainment systems, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission-critical applications.

KDAB is one of the world’s largest independent sources of Qt knowledge, providing services, training and products for Qt development. Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software with a graphical user interface.

"KDAB will show how to deploy Qt 5 to the target and set up the host environment ready to develop with Qt 5 on the QNX® Neutrino® operating system," said Michael Freer. "The presenter will then develop a small HMI application using C++ for a robust backend and Qt Quick 2 (QML) technology for the GUI. Qt Quick 2 provides a very simple and elegant way to harness the power of the GPU and OpenGL in order to provide the smooth user experience demanded in today's devices."

This 2014 conference is to be sponsored by German debug tool company Lauterbach and UK based embedded systems training experts Feabhas.  Exhibiting companies and presenters will include Wind River, JTAG Technologies, LDRA, Pebble Bay, SDC Systems and Phaedrus Systems. 

"The concept of multiple locations for this event is proving worthwhile," said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. "Developers working in the hi-tech sector are usually busy people working under a lot of pressure, so having a choice of four locations on four different dates makes it much easier for them to attend."

www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

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Conference Workshop to Explore the Development of Safety Critical Computer Systems

Embedded systems conference to run a workshop that explores the development of certified systems and devices.

SafeTTy Systems Ltd have announced that they will present a half-day workshop at this year's UK Device Developers' Conference. Entitled "Developing ‘Certified’ Embedded Systems" and presented by Dr Michael Pont, this workshop will consider and compare current international standards, from household goods to aerospace systems, and it will demonstrate how modern time-triggered (TT) system architectures can be used in such certified systems.

Dr Michael Pont, SafeTTy Systems Ltd

“This 3-hour workshop will not make delegates an “instant expert”, said Michael Pont, CEO of SafeTTy Systems Ltd. “However, this workshop will give a good grounding in the issues involved in the development of certified embedded systems. It should also help delegates to determine whether there are any gaps in their current development processes that need to be addressed in order to meet key international standards.”

SafeTTy Systems Ltd provides support for developers of reliable, real-time embedded systems in sectors including aerospace, medical, industrial, automotive, marine, defence, satellite systems and high-end consumer goods.

Dr Michael Pont

“Dr Pont is widely recognised as a leader in this field,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “ This really is an important opportunity for developers to explore and learn about new approaches to the development of safety critical embedded systems. In this respect, the Device Developers’ Conference is very much about the sharing of information and the exploration of new technologies. “

SafeTTY Systems Ltd will be using the Device Developers’ Conference to launch three new products (WarranTTor, MoniTTor and ConnecTTor), which are based on the use of time-triggered (TT) architectures. They have been designed “from the ground up” to enable the rapid development of reliable and cost-effective embedded systems. Delegates attending this event will be entitled to a 50% discount on the purchase price of all three of these products.

SafeTTy Systems product details are available here: http://www.safetty.net/products

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Device Developers' Conference to Explore Hardware Debugging

JTAG Technologies to discuss the basics of boundary-scan and its uses at board-level, and how JTAG is being used at device-level in Micros and FPGAs

Organisers of the 2014 UK Device Developers’ Conference have announced that hardware debug tool specialists JTAG Technologies will be presenting an introduction to boundary-scan and its use at board-level. This presentation will also look into how JTAG is being used at device-level in Micros and FPGAs.

 James Stanbridge, UK Sales and Support Manager

The UK Device Developers' Conference is a one-day event for electronic engineers, computer scientists, designers and developers working in the field of intelligent systems and devices. It provides an important opportunity for engineers to learn about the latest trends and technologies in embedded systems development. Featuring half-day technology workshops, technical presentations and a vendor exhibition of tools, software and hardware, the Device Developers' Conference has established itself as a key event in the UK engineering calendar. 

The 2014 Device Developers’ Conference covers four dates and four locations for next year’s event.  Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June). 

“We are very pleased to have JTAG Technologies presenting at the 2014 Conference,” said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser.  “This will be an important contribution to the hardware stream of presentations. We are confident that the delegates will appreciate an informative and technical presentation such as this.”

JTAG/Boundary-scan testing has proved its worth for detecting PCBA manufacturing faults in production for more than 20 years. Now, through the introduction of lower cost and even free tools, JTAG is being widely viewed as the 'go to' technology for debugging prototypes with faults, configuring CPLDs, FPGAs and flash, and even as a conduit for validating IP cores within FPGAs.

“We are looking forward to participating in the 2014 Device Developers’ Conference,” said James Stanbridge, UK Sales and Support Manager. “ We regard this event as an essential forum for UK developers and engineers working in the field of embedded systems. It’s an important chance for us to discuss our latest hardware debug technologies, and a valuable opportunity for engineers to discuss their latest challenges, and to also explore technologies for future projects.”

This 2014 conference is to be sponsored by German debug tool company Lauterbach and UK based embedded systems training experts Feabhas.  Exhibiting companies and presenters will include Wind River, QNX, JTAG Technologies, LDRA and Phaedrus Systems. 

The 2014 event will include both a software stream of presentations, and a hardware stream of presentations. Some key topics for next year event include ASIC/FPGA development, DSP development, Android development, PCB design and test, data management and security, Enclosure Design, realtime operating systems and GUI/HMI development."

For more information about this event please visit: http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for developers of intelligent systems and devices (embedded systems).

The object of the event is to provide engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, this event includes a vendor exhibition an extensive agenda of 45-minute technical presentations and a series of half-day technical workshops.

The Device Developers’ Conference is organised and promoted by Energi Technical Ltd. Any companies wishing to exhibit at this event should contact Richard Blackburn, details below.

Conference Media/Organiser Contact
Richard Blackburn
Email: Richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7906 688283

About JTAG Technologies Ltd
JTAG Technologies believe that boundary-scan, based on IEEE standard 1149.1, is the superior technology to overcome test and programming challenges in today’s and tomorrow's complex electronic systems. With over 6,000 installations world-wide and the industry's strongest record of product innovation, JTAG Technologies is ideally positioned to help you realize the benefits of boundary-scan through every stage of your product's life cycle, from development to prototyping to manufacturing to field service.  www.jtaglive.com

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UK Device Developers' Conference Announces 2014 Dates and Locations

The UK's Embedded Systems Conference is to visit Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland during May and June 2014

The organisers of the UK Device Developers' Conference have announced four dates and four locations for next year’s event.  Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June). 

The UK Device Developers' Conference is a one-day event for electronic engineers, computer scientists, designers and developers working in the field of intelligent systems and devices. It provides an important opportunity for engineers to learn about the latest trends and technologies in embedded systems development. Featuring half-day technology workshops, technical presentations and a vendor exhibition of tools, software and hardware, the Device Developers' Conference has established itself as a key event in the UK engineering calendar. 

"We are very pleased to be adding Scotland to our agenda for 2014," said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. "There is a lot of hi-tech industry in this region, and we feel sure that the Conference will attract many developers and that they will find it a very worthwhile investment of their time."

This 2014 conference is to be sponsored by German debug tool company Lauterbach and UK based embedded systems training experts Feabhas.  Exhibiting companies and presenters will include Wind River, QNX, JTAG Technologies, LDRA and Phaedrus Systems. 

"The concept of multiple locations for this event is proving worthwhile," said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. "Developers working in the hi-tech sector are usually busy people working under a lot of pressure, so having a choice of four locations on four different dates makes it much easier for them to attend."

Next year’s event will include a software stream of presentations and a hardware stream of presentations. Some key topics for next year event include ASIC/FPGA development, DSP development, Android development, PCB design and test, data management and security, Enclosure Design, realtime operating systems and GUI/HMI development."

For more information about this event please visit: http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for developers of intelligent systems and devices (embedded systems).

The object of the event is to provide engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, this event includes a vendor exhibition an extensive agenda of 45-minute technical presentations and a series of half-day technical workshops.

The Device Developers’ Conference is organised and promoted by Energi Technical Ltd. Any companies whishing to exhibit at this event should contact Richard Blackburn, details below.

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Feabhas To Sponsor the 2014 UK Device Developers' Conference

Feabhas will present an ARM Cortex-M Developers’ Workshop at next year’s UK embedded systems conference

Embedded systems training specialists Feabhas have announced that they will be a key sponsor for the 2014 UK Device Developers’ Conference and will be presenting a half-day workshop on the ARM Cortex-M architecture.

The Device Developers' Conference is an event for engineers and programmers working to develop intelligent systems and devices.  Taking place during May and June 2014, this event will be a one-day conference, to be run in Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland and will include half-day technical workshops, a vendor exhibition and a program of technical presentations. http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

 

 
Niall Cooling, Managing Director of Feabhas

Feabhas is a recognised leader in the training of software engineers for
realtime and embedded systems, and is also an ARM Accreditation Training Partner (AATP). Feabhas's clients include many of the world's leading technology companies, whose staff regularly attend Feabhas training courses.  The range of courses available at Feabhas includes subjects such as C/C++, Embedded Linux, Embedded Windows, UML, Android and Embedded Java.

"We are very pleased to be supporting this important UK engineering event," said Jo Cooling, Marketing Manager at Feabhas. "The UK is a world leader in the development of realtime software and embedded systems, and the Device Developers' Conference provides an important opportunity for our industry to come together to discuss new technologies, explore new approaches to development and to gain new knowledge."

 


Niall Cooling, Managing Director at Feabhas will be presenting a half-day tutorial entitled “EMBEDDED PROGRAMMERS’ GUIDE TO THE ARM CORTEX-M ARCHITECTURE”. This workshop will look at the many useful features added to the Cortex-M that makes it a truly excellent target environment for the embedded software engineer.

“We have been training embedded software engineers in languages and architectures for the last 15 years,” said Niall Cooling. “For the last decade we have been using ARM based target systems, and more recently the Cortex-M for the languages and Cortex-A for Linux. This workshop will cover such topics as the Cortex-M’s core features, the Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS), debugging and RTOS support.”

For more details about this workshop, visit http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/embedded-systems-training.html

About Feabhas
Feabhas is a specialist in real time embedded development, providing assessment, training and consulting.  The Feabhas mission is to improve the quality of the embedded software development process and thus reduce software development times and costs.

Based in the UK, Feabhas was formed in 1995 and has trained over 10,000 engineers worldwide to date. Feabhas improves the competence of embedded software developers through: On-site team development, Public training for individual engineers, Consultancy and mentoring, Pre and post course assessment, Bespoke curriculum creation, Developing software standards e.g. DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, EN 50128 etc., Graduate training program and Re-skilling from other disciplines.

Feabhas Contact:
Jo Cooling, Sales and Marketing
Tel : +44(0) 1488 73050
E-mail : info@feabhas.com

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Lauterbach to Sponsor The UK Device Developers Conference 2014

Leading software debug tool company to be key sponsor of the 2014 UK conference for developers of intelligent systems and devices.

Lauterbach UK have announced that they have agreed to be a key sponsor of next year's Device Developers Conference, an event for engineers and computer scientists working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  

This one-day event will be run in Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Scotland during May 2014, and will provide half-day technology workshops, technical presentations and an exhibition. Lauterbach was the lead sponsor of the 2013 event that took place in May, attracting the support of 38 vendor companies and developers from many of the UK major technology companies.  

"This year's event was so successful we are pleased to commit to next year’s Device Developers’ Conference," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. "The Conference was well managed and proved to be very productive for all concerned. For us, it was an ideal forum to discuss our latest debugging technology, the latest thinking in debugging techniques and also proved to be an opportunity to share our experience and knowledge."

Other sponsors that have already signed up for next year’s event include computer board manufacturer Blue Chip Technology and software training consultants Feabhas.

“We are very pleased to have the backing of Lauterbach once again,” said Richard Blackburn, Organiser of the Device Developers’ Conference.  “Lauterbach tools are highly respected in this industry and their workshops and presentations prove very useful and informative. It is a great start for our plans for 2014.”

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $95m in 2012 with continued growth into 2013, and has seen its customer base grow year on year. Recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support, Lauterbach tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of embedded processor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of these tools enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.

Lauterbach has recently announced the development of a new all-in-one debug and trace solution for the ARM Cortex™-M processor family, to be released in August

For more information about the 2013 Conference please visit www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About Lauterbach
Lauterbach is the world’s largest producer of hardware-assisted debug tools. Its engineering team has more than 30 years of experience in making world-class debuggers and emulators. The company attaches great importance to very high technical standards and only the latest development methods are used. This sound technical know-how has a high priority in the sales, support and training departments contributing to the technical expertise that is highly regarded by their customers across the world. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP to Offer Free Advice On Patents, Designs and Trademarks @ The UK Device Developers' Conference

Experts available to discuss the protection of intellectual property

Leading Patent and Trademark Attorneys UDL have announced that they will be exhibiting at this year's UK Device Developers' Conference and will be available to engineers, project managers and designers for an initial consultation. The Device Developers' Conference is a UK event for engineers and designers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices.

Scheduled for May 2013 and running in Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester, The Device Developers' Conference explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of embedded systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops and presentations that offer new skills and knowledge.

UDL (Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP) will be exhibiting at all 3 locations and will have patent, designs and trademark professionals available to provide free advice for delegates who have questions about their intellectual property.

To compliment traditional patent strategies, UDL are able to advise on the new Patent Box scheme, which provides UK corporations with an opportunity to qualify for a reduced rate of Corporation Tax on income derived from patents. Initially, companies can claim 60% of the benefit in 2013/14. The benefit will increase by 10% each year until 2017/18, when qualifying profits will be taxed at a rate of 10%. The benefits apply to income derived from new patents granted after April 2013, those patents already granted when Patent Box is introduced in 2013 and, under certain conditions, from pending patent applications.

By prior arrangement, UDL will provide a free consultation to help delegates assess whether their idea, logo/branding, or design may be protectable and, if so, guide them as to the best strategy, the possible costs and the overall benefits that it may bring in the longer term. The aim is to provide commercially-savvy advice to help companies, large and small, to maximise on the value generated by their creativity and also protect themselves from walking into potential IP-related conflicts.

IP consultations can be booked, free of charge, via the Eventbrite web site.

The Bristol event is set to take place at The Holiday Inn, Filton on Tuesday 14th May. Technology providers from around the world will be exhibiting, including German debug tool company Lauterbach, US based software company Wind River, UK based computer manufacturer Blue Chip Technology and worldwide embedded systems development consultants Pebble Bay.

Presentations at the event will explain how to exploit advances in smart phone technology for industrial applications, how to manage open source software for embedded systems, how to analyse and verify complex code and how to integrate touchscreen technology into a design.

“Our objective is to create an essential annual UK event that engineers will attend in order to learn about new technologies and to gain helpful information from industry experts,” said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. “In this respect, having UDL along at the Bristol, Manchester and Cambridge events will certainly contribute to making it a productive and worthwhile experience.”

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. The half-day workshops will be subject to a small charge.

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is planned to be an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2013 event will take place in May, in Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester.

The objective is to provide an event that provides engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact: Richard Blackburn
E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: 01603 439569

About UDL (Urquhart-Dykes & Lord) - http://www.udl.co.uk

Urquhart-Dykes & Lord is a leading United Kingdom-based firm of Chartered Patent Attorneys, Registered Trade Mark Attorneys, European Patent Attorneys and European Trade Mark Attorneys. The firm has offices around the United Kingdom, in Cardiff, Leeds, London, Milton Keynes and Newcastle.

Urquhart-Dykes & Lord was founded over one hundred years ago and from its beginnings in Leeds and London has grown organically and by acquisition to become one of the largest firms of specialist patent, trademark and design attorneys in the United Kingdom. It is ranked in the top tier for both patent and trademark practices in both the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to The Legal Profession, with a number of attorneys gaining special mention.

Urquhart-Dykes & Lord assists small, medium and large corporations, universities and research bodies as well as individuals in obtaining, protecting and exploiting their Intellectual Property, both nationally and internationally. Clients benefit from local services supported by the resources and international expertise of a major Intellectual Property specialist firm.
Contact: Cerian Jones
E-mail: cej@udl.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 642 150

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UK Device Developers’ Conference Launches Facebook and Twitter Page

UK Technology Event to Benefit from Social Media

The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2013 organisers have launched a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter page to assist engineers in keeping track of new developments during the run up to this year’s embedded systems and electronic design event.

http://www.facebook.com/UKDDC

https://twitter.com/energitechnical

Both the Facebook and Twitter page will be updated regularly with details of  technical workshops, presentation topics and exhibitor information. Enabling engineers and projects managers to assess whether this event would be a good investment of their time.

“It’s fair to say that engineers are getting choosy about which shows and exhibition they prefer to attend,” said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. “Our challenge is to create an event that is worth their time; an event that they will find productive and useful in their daily work.  We are working hard in this respect, and hoping that they will track our progress on Facebook and find something of value to attract them along.”

The Device Developers' Conference, a new annual event for engineers and designers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices, will take place at Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester on the 14th, 16th and 22nd May respectively.  

This year's event will feature informative half-day workshops, presentations introducing leading edge concepts and technologies and a vendor exhibition where Uk and Eurpean engineers can get up to date with the latest tools and technologies available for future development.

Sponsored by key industry tool and technology vendors, the Device Developers' Conference is free to engineers and managers working in the technical sector. 

"This event is shaping up nicely," said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. "We have been very pleased with the level of industry support for this project, we are on target to deliver a very useful event. The workshops and presentations we have lined up should prove to be very informative and helpful for engineers in this field, and many engineers will value the chance to meet a broad range of vendors in a single space."

A key feature of the Device Developers' Conference is that it is a single day event, which takes place in three locations. This enables engineers to attend with the minimal of travel time and expense. Another key feature is the ½-day technology workshop schedule that enables engineers to receive hands-on training from industry experts. Workshop subjects include 'device driver development', 'advanced debugging' and 'exploiting low cost, low power smart phone technology'.

The companies exhibiting and presenting at The UK Device Developers' Conference include embedded software provider Wind River, German debug tools company Lauterbach, UK computer board manufacturer Blue Chip Technology Ltd, embedded systems development consultants Pebble Bay, development tools distributor SDC Systems and RTOS company Wind River. It is anticipated that up to 30 vendors will be exhibiting to demonstrate and explain their latest tools and technology. 

The half-day workshops at this event will include ‘An Introduction to Advanced Debugging Techniques’,  ‘An Introduction to Device Driver Development’ and ‘Getting to Grips with the MISRA 3 Standard’.

Presentation titles include ‘Managing The Commercial Use of Linux’,  ‘Developing Reliable Embedded Software With a Defined Time Approach’ and ‘Developing Device Drivers for Embedded Systems’.

For more information about this event please visit http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact:
Richard Blackburn,
E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel:  01603 439569

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UK Device Developers' Conference Set for May 2013

The organisers of the Device Developers’ Conference have announced May dates and three locations for this year’s embedded systems and electronic design event.

The Device Developers' Conference, a new annual event for engineers and designers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices, will take place at Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester on the 14th, 16th and 22nd May respectively.  

This year's event will feature informative half-day workshops, presentations introducing leading edge concepts and technologies and a vendor exhibition where engineers can get up to date with the latest tools and technologies available for future development.

Uk Embedded Systems Show and Conference

Sponsored by key industry tool and technology vendors, the Device Developers' Conference is free to engineers and managers working in the technical sector. 

"This event is shaping up nicely," said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. "We have been very pleased with the level of industry support for this project, we are on target to deliver a very useful event. The workshops and presentations we have lined up should prove to be very informative and helpful for engineers in this field, and many engineers will value the chance to meet a broad range of vendors in a single space."

A key feature of the Device Developers' Conference is that it is a single day event, which takes place in three locations. This enables engineers to attend with the minimal of travel time and expense. Another key feature is the ½-day technology workshop schedule that enables engineers to receive hands-on training from industry experts. Workshop subjects include 'device driver development', 'advanced debugging' and 'exploiting low cost, low power smart phone technology'.

The companies exhibiting and presenting at The UK Device Developers' Conference include German debug tools company Lauterbach, UK computer board manufacturer Blue Chip Technology Ltd, embedded systems development consultants Pebble Bay and development tools distributor SDC Systems. It is anticipated that up to 30 vendors will be exhibiting to demonstrate and explain their latest tools and technology. 

"We are very pleased to be supporting this event," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. " I'm confident that this event will prove an ideal forum for the discussion of new technologies and industry trends, as well as being a chance to network and meet industry experts. I feel sure that many of the topics being discussed, and the workshops, will help ensure it’s an attractive and useful event for engineers in the UK and from abroad."

The half-day workshops at this event will include ‘An Introduction to Advanced Debugging Techniques’,  ‘An Introduction to Device Driver Development’ and ‘Getting to Grips with the MISRA 3 Standard’.

Presentation titles include ‘Managing The Commercial Use of Linux’,  ‘Developing Reliable Embedded Software With a Defined Time Approach’ and ‘Developing Device Drivers for Embedded Systems’.

For more information about this event please visit http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact:
Richard Blackburn,
E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel:  01603 439569

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UK Conference to discuss Verification Tools and Techniques for Safety and Security Related Embedded Software

LDRA presentation to discuss target verification tools, techniques, and services for embedded system software developers

Specialist technology company LDRA have announced that they will be presenting at The UK Device Developer's Conference, taking place May 2013. http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Entitled "Verification Techniques that Improve Code Quality, Developer Productivity, and Enable Certification/Qualification", this presentation will explore how conflicting demands for productivity and quality in safety- and security-critical software development environments have driven software development teams to look for automated solutions in the areas of requirements engineering, model-based design, code generation, and system/software verification." Ian Hennell, Operation Director

“These technologies are key to ensuring productivity and quality in environments that enforce both overall safety- and security-related processes and compliance to standards such as DO-178B/C in aerospace, IEC 61508 in industrial applications, ISO 26262 in automotive, IEC 62304 for medical device software, and EN 50128 for rail transportation,” Ian Hennell, Operation Director at LDRA Ltd.

For forty years LDRA has provided automated analysis and testing tools for software applications on which people's lives depend. Blue chip companies in the aerospace, defence, nuclear, industrial, railway, medical and automotive sectors use LDRA tools to test their applications to safety-critical standards.

"In this presentation, we will review verification criteria for both hand-written and automatically generated embedded code," said Ian. "We will discuss target verification tools, techniques, and services for languages ranging from C/C++, Java, Ada and Assembler that ensure embedded code matches the design and satisfies requirements, even in highly iterative or agile development environments. We will also discuss integration with complementary tools such as MathWorks MATLAB/Simulink, Esterel SCADE and IBM Rational Rhapsody, showing how these tools and techniques can streamline the development process to enhance both developer productivity and the quality of the resultant code."

The Device Developers' Conference is an event for engineers and software developers working in the field of intelligent systems and devices. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet with key industry experts and design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops that offer new skills and knowledge and attending key technology presentations.

"This presentation is a great fit for this event,” said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. “Code quality and verification is increasingly an important factor in the development of intelligent systems and devices and LDRA is very much a leader in this field. I feel sure that many engineers will be pleased to have the opportunity to gain from their extensive experience in this field.”

Other companies attending this event and presenting include single board computer manufacturer Blue Chip Technology, embedded systems development consultants Pebble Bay and German debug tool company Lauterbach. Topics will range from the 'Management of Linux code for Commercial Projects' to 'An Engineer's Guide to Off The Shelf Hardware'.

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector, although the half-day workshops will be subject to a small charge.

About The Device Developers’ Conference

The Device Developers’ Conference is planned to be an annual UK and European event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2013 event will take place in May, in Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester.

The objective is to provide an event that provides engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.

For more information visit:

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact: Richard Blackburn

E-mail: richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk

Tel: 01603 439569

About LDRA

For more than 40 years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security- and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the UK with subsidiaries in the United States and an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.

Please send reader enquiries to:

Mark James

Email: mark.james@ldra.com


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Blue Chip To Discuss The Next Generation Hardware at Device Developers’ Conference

Presentation will explain how smart phone technology is enabling a new generation of ultra-low power, very small footprint single board computers.

Blue Chip Technology has announced that it will be sponsoring the UK Device Developers’ Conference, taking place in May 2013. Blue Chip will be exhibiting its extensive range of single board computer technology, as well as making a key presentation on current trends in off-the-shelf hardware for embedded system.

Single Board Computer The RM3 from Blue Chip

Blue Chip Technology design and manufacture single board computers for a broad range of industry sectors, providing both off-the-shelf products as well as bespoke designs. All aspects of the design, manufacturing, test and software support are undertaken in the UK at the Blue Chip factory near Chester.

“We are very pleased to be supporting this event, “ said Barry Husbands, Managing Director of Blue Chip Technology. The UK has been needing an event such as this, where vendors and engineers can share information and learn about new technologies and new approaches to device design.”

Key to Blue Chip’s presentation will be a discussion relating to how silicon developed for smart phones and notepads is now enabling a new generation of single board computers (SBCs) for industrial applications.  This new generation of SBC offers ultra low power usage, a very small footprint, an advanced graphics capability, a broad range of connectivity options and support for a range of OS’s and RTOS’s.

“The new boards that are based on ARM technology are enabling a lot of innovation,” said Barry. “We are seeing more portable devices being developed, location devices with GPS and GSM, digital signage projects requiring dual independent displays and many more diverse applications in field such as medical and telematics. Design engineers are really benefiting from this new technology”.

The Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day conference to be run in Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester, in order to maximise accessibility for engineers. The Conference will include half-day technical workshops, a vendor exhibition and a program of technical presentations. Attendance will be free for engineers and project managers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices, with just a small charge for workshop places. 

More information on this event can be found at http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About Blue Chip Technology Ltd
Blue Chip Technology Ltd is a European leader in the design and manufacture of industrial and embedded computer systems. Blue Chip Technology serves a wide range of industries, from mission critical systems for the global railway industry to digital signage systems and test and diagnostics equipment.  It provides a range of standard products such as COM (ETX, XTX and COM Express) and rack mounted PC's but also manufactures high volumes of customer specific hardware. In addition to its technical capabilities, Blue Chip Technology has gained a reputation for being a trustworthy and co-operative supplier, working closely with its clients during development, and reliably delivering components and products to schedule. www.bluechiptechnology.co.uk

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Pebble Bay To Present Key Workshops at UK Device Developers' Conference

Pebble Bay to explain hardware interfacing and code portability at new UK event

Pebble Bay has announced that it will be supporting the UK 'Device Developers Conference' planned for May 2013 with a series of half-day workshops that covers such topics as software portability and hardware interfacing. The Device Developers Conference will be a one-day event, taking place in Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester.

Planned as an annual event for engineers and development teams working with intelligent systems and devices, the Device Developers Conference will be an opportunity for engineers to explore the latest technologies, gain new skills and learn about emerging tools and technologies. This event will cover such topics as enclosure design, hardware design, software development, debug tools, single board computers, operating systems, test and instrumentation and contract manufacturing.

Ian Willats, Managing Director

"We are very pleased to be a part of this event," said Ian Willats, Managing Director of Pebble Bay. "Our industry does need a new UK event with a fresh approach, and I think this is shaping up to be just that. We will be presenting two workshops for engineers that wish to further develop their skills in the area of hardware interfacing and code portability. These can be challenging but important issues in any device development, these workshops will offer guidance based on many years of experience."

UK-based Pebble Bay is a business that helps companies build and improve all kinds of products based on microprocessors. Since the company's launch seven years ago, Pebble Bay has become a respected leader in the development of board support packages and hardware-software interfacing, working with companies around the world. With extensive knowledge and experience of a broad range of RTOS's, Linux and Windows based OS's and a thorough understanding of microprocessor-based hardware, the Pebble Bay team has become a valuable resource to the worldwide embedded systems industry.

"We are very pleased to have Pebble Bay on board for this event," said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. "Pebble Bay is a world leader in the field of software development for embedded systems and this is the kind of standard for which we have been striving. We also respect that engineers now need a very good reason to leave their desk and come to an event like this. I think well presented and well thought-out workshops such as these will prove to be a worthwhile investment of their time."

The Device Developers’ Conference will include a vendor exhibition, a series of technical presentations and a series of half-day workshops. This event is free to engineers and managers in the technical sector, although there will be a small charge for places on the workshops. Places at each event are limited, so engineers are encouraged to register for the event in good time.

For more information visit www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About Pebble Bay
Pebble Bay helps businesses build and improve all kinds of products based on microprocessors. The company helps their customers to get the best out of their design by focusing on the software building blocks that support the application. Clients trust Pebble Bay’s team of specialists and project managers to solve embedded software problems across a wide variety of industries and applications. This enables new products to be delivered to market quicker and existing products to be enhanced and improved.
http://www.pebblebay.com

Pebble Bay Contact
Ian Willats, Managing Director, Pebble Bay
Tel: +44 (0) 1926 421700
Email: ian.willats(at)pebblebay.com

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UK Device Developers' Conference to Discuss 'Real-time' Software

TTE Systems presentation explores whether 'defined time' is an altogether
better approach to reliable software

Reliable software specialists, TTE Systems Ltd have announced that they will be exhibiting and presenting at The UK Device Developers' Conference in May 2013. Managing Director, Michael J. Pont will give a talk that will explore whether it is more helpful for developers of high-integrity embedded systems to think in terms of 'defined time'.

 Michael Pont, Managing Director of TTE Systems Ltd

The Device Developers' Conference is an event for engineers and software developers working in the field of intelligent systems and devices.  The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet with key industry experts and design tool and hardware vendors, as well as undertaking half-day workshops that offer new skills and knowledge and attending key technology presentations.

"We are very pleased to be supporting this event," said Michael Pont.
"The UK is a leader in electronic design and engineering, so it is very good to have an event like this, where we can share insights and discover new technologies. I'll be explaining how I think developers should approach the development of software that has to be reliable. I'm pretty sure that some of the observations made during this presentation will challenge established thinking in this important area, so I’m expecting to provoke some lively debate."

TTE Systems enable the creation of "reliable" embedded systems based on time-triggered technology. TTE develop and sell high-integrity processors, both ‘off the shelf’ & custom software development tools and advanced safety protection mechanisms (‘shutdown systems’). They also offer a range of training, consultancy and custom design services. Application sectors for TTE products and services include aerospace, medical, industrial, automotive, marine, defence, and satellite systems as well as high-end consumer goods.

"This event is shaping up to be a key UK engineering event for 2013," said
Richard Blackburn, the event organiser. "Presentations such as this are
what it is all about. Writing reliable code is a big issue for everyone in this industry, whether it is for safety reasons or simply to protect the brand, so I am sure there will many engineers keen to attend and engage in such a discussion."

Other companies attending this event and presenting include single board computer manufacturer Blue Chip Technologies, embedded systems development consultants Pebble Bay and German debug tool company Lauterbach. Topics will range from the 'Management of Linux code for Commercial Projects' to 'An Engineer's Guide to Off The Shelf Hardware'.

Attendance at the Device Developers' Conference is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector, although the half-day workshops will be subject to a small charge.

 

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is planned to be an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2013 event will take place in May, in Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester.

The objective is to provide an event that provides engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.

For more information visit :
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Contact : Richard Blackburn
E-mail : richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel : 01603 439569