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Thursday, May 1 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Extending Linux using Arduinos - Michael E Anderson, The PTR Group, Inc.

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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.

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Michael E Anderson

Chief Scientist, The PTR Group, inc.
Mike Anderson is currently CTO and Chief Scientist for The PTR Group, Inc. With over 39 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS, Linux and Android-based devices in applications ranging from satellites and robotics to SCADA platforms. However, his focus over the past few years has been the use of Linux and Android in embedded sensor applications and the deployment of the Internet of Things.

Thursday May 1, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon IV

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