Linux-based devices such as the Beaglebone and Raspberry Pi are powerful, yet affordable platforms that are capable of interfacing to a number of devices. And yet, in spite of their inherent I/O capacity, the Maker movement and many other rapid-prototyping and experimenter communities find them lacking. The need for pin muxes and a lack of standardized GPIO, I2C and PWM interfaces make these Linux platforms less than ideal for a wide variety of real-world applications. However, the ecosystem surrounding the Arduino open-source hardware provides for a variety of interfaces, all with an intuitive software model that makes complex interfaces simple to implement. This presentation will outline the reasons for the success of the Arduino ecosystem and why Linux-based platforms could benefit from leveraging the Arduino platform to make embedded Linux more approachable.
CTO and Chief Scientist, The PTR Group, Inc.
Mike Anderson is currently CTO and Chief Scientist for The PTR Group, Inc. With over 35 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings. However, his focus over the past decade is primarily embedded Linux and Android on a number of CPU architectures. As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference and the Embedded Linux Conference as well as... Read More →
Thursday May 1, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
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