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ARM® TechCon™ 2013!
In its seventh year, ARM® TechCon™ is ranked one of the top three critical events in the embedded sector. Its notability within the industry is driven by its future-forward significance and its beyond-conference format. ARM TechCon is uniquely a 360-degree interactive training ground seeded with seminars, collaborative classes, work lab sessions, demonstrations and panel discussions, offering chip designers/system implementation engineers and software developers comprehensive dedicated design days. Throughout the various event components, you’ll gain exclusive access to trending design strategies, methodologies, and tools for building ARM®-based products.
This year, ARM TechCon is “Where Intelligence Connects.” The theme is based on connecting software to hardware communities and both groups to ARM Ecosystem Partners and to ARM Technology. When this uncommon unity of intelligence connects, innovation ignites, leading to progressive design optimization and accelerated time-to-market launches. To make it happen, ARM TechCon 2013 combines sessions for chip designers, system implementation engineers, and software developers in a shared venue, facilitating communities interaction, learning and collaboration.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: May 31, 2013
Show Your Intelligence - Call for Papers Now Open!
The theme of ARM® TechCon™ 2013, “Where Intelligence Connects,” emphasizes the essence of the ARM Powered® consumer and ARM embedded innovations. As the future adopts a continually evolving lifestyle based on interconnectivity, ARM architecture and its extensive Ecosystem Partners are igniting rapid innovation in every aspect of life. The core of that innovation is connected intelligence, and ARM is its premier design platform. Connect with the ARM community to share your intelligence by answering this call for papers.
Papers that will grab our attention are:
- Technical and reveal new ways of thinking about and applying ARM in embedded systems.
- Exclusive content you have created specifically for ARM TechCon.
- Real-world case studies in which ARM technology is incorporated in a project, innovative application, or a solution to a technical challenge in an end product, including a detailed discussion of the trade-offs and choices made (and why) during the design process.
- Infused with a hands-on demonstration illustrating key technical principles that engage the audience in a creative or interactive way.
ARM TechCon 2013 contains 15 tracks:
Accelerating Hardware Development Suggested Topics
Shrinking design timelines and increasing mask costs are pressuring chip designers to turn out ever more complex devices rapidly with first-time success. This track explores the resources, tools, and techniques that designers can employ to achieve these goals. Topics include such things as multicore design, ARM IP, chip buses, analog integration, simulation, FPGA prototyping, design synthesis, debugging, and certification.
Accelerating Software Development Suggested Topics
Getting to market quickly with the right feature set and system performance is thus a prime concern for software developers. This track explores the tools and design approaches that can help development teams rapidly develop, debug, test, and certify their application software to deliver feature-rich and bug-free code along with their new hardware products. Topics include open-source software, RTOSes, Android, Java, libraries, CMSIS, software development tools, development boards, hardware simulation, debug tools, optimization and analysis tools, test tools, and certification.
Accelerating System Hardware Development Suggested Topics
System design requires trials and tweaking to settle on the right balance of features and function before committing to production, and software development needs a representative working platform available early in the design cycle. Working systems need to be in hand as quickly as possible. This track explores the tools and techniques for getting system hardware development rapidly launched and landed. Topics include single board computers (SBCs), development boards, RF modules, analog front ends, FPGAs, ESL tools, hardware simulation, and novel techniques for rapidly assembling a functional design.
Applying New Technologies to New Opportunities Suggested Topics
The application potential for ARM-based devices is continually expanding as new applications stimulate improvements in chip design. This track explores those new chip design technologies and new applications and their impact on one another. Topics include such things as 14nm and beyond, graphics and multimedia, servers and enterprise-class processing, gateways, high speed interfaces, ultra-low power, energy harvesting, machine vision, advanced networking, medical instrumentation, automotive systems, and voice recognition, both as application opportunities and their implications for chip design.
Building a Foundation for Safety and Security Suggested Topics
With increased intelligence and connectivity come risks for system mishaps and malicious interference, and the most effective ways of mitigating those risks depend on chip-level support. This track explores the chip-level and software foundations for system safety and security, including such things as multi-core and redundant architectures, TrustZone® system security technology, trusted execution environments, encryption, tamper detection, and hardware/software security partitioning, as well as the hardware elements for safety-related systems such as healthcare and vision processing in advanced driver assist in automobiles.
Creating the Next Gen Mobile Platform Suggested Topics
Meeting consumer demands for functionality, battery life, and cost in the next generation of mobile device designs will involve a wide range of technologies and design techniques. This track explores the kinds of features and system requirements mobile devices will need to provide, and the techniques and resources needed to bring those designs to market. Topics include multicore design, multimedia and graphics, GPU computing, haptics, networking, security, high speed and wireless interfaces, GUI design and development, operating systems, and power management.
Empowering System Security Suggested Topics
Network and wireless connectivity mean that designers must build in defenses against spying and tampering at many levels. This track explores the requirements, tools, and techniques for providing security in system designs at both software and hardware levels. Topics include encryption, trusted execution environments (TEE), TrustZone® system security architecture, biometrics, tamper detection, remote management, application whitelisting and blacklisting, software certificates, network attack vulnerabilities, and key protection.
Enhancing the User Experience Suggested Topics
Consumers want continually increasing capability at all points along the price spectrum from their mobile devices, and the user interface is critical to providing both functionality and novelty. This track explores the tools and techniques for enhancing a consumer's experience of your device, from high-end through resource constrained. Topics include touchscreens, haptics, multimedia, gesture recognition, GPU computing, accelerometers, sensor fusion, voice recognition, voice synthesis, and GUI design and development tools.
Kickstarting ARM Embedded Development Suggested Topics
Whether you are migrating your design from legacy 8-bit processors, getting started with a prototype platform (ARM mbed, Arduino, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi), and want a path to production, coming from the PC or mobile worlds to embedded, or shifting from another processor architecture, developers have to start somewhere. This track provides you with the information and insights needed to ease your path and begin development. Topics include ARM architectures, new device releases, development kits, development tools, software IP, libraries, 8- to 32-bit migration, code reuse, CMSIS and more.
Marrying Software and Hardware in Multicore Design–Suggested Topics Suggested Topics
Multicore architectures hold great potential for high performance as well as system safety, but only if the application software can efficiently utilize the hardware resources. This track explores the interaction between hardware design and software structure as well as the techniques for ensuring an optimal working relationship between the two. Topics include big.LITTLE™ processing, graphics processing, redundant computing, distributed computing operating systems, software partitioning, multi-core debugging, and software optimization.
Maximizing Chip Energy Efficiency–Suggested Topics Suggested Topics
From energy-harvesting systems to server farms, processor power consumption is of ever-increasing importance. This track explores the processes, structures, and approaches that will help keep device power minimized without sacrificing performance. Topics include semiconductor processes, clocking and power management, big.LITTLE™ and other multicore architectures, sleep modes, smart peripherals, dynamic clocking, analog integration, RF integration, and other design techniques for reducing device power requirements.
Next Generation Networking – Rise of Software Defined Networking–Suggested Topics Suggested Topics
Enterprise- and service provider-level computing and communications need ever-greater performance and efficiency out of their networks, but of the many potential solutions that have arisen, which are real, which are hype, and which remain hopeful? This track explores advanced and high-performance networking architectures, approaches, and implementations, including such topics as software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), high speed interfaces, wireless, security, and carrier-class platforms.
Optimizing System Software Blocks–Suggested Topics Suggested Topics
Application programs build on a foundation of system software blocks in the form of operating systems, graphical user interfaces, device drivers, protocol stacks, and the like. Optimizing the performance and resource requirements of these software blocks benefits application developers in many ways, including increasing end-system performance and minimizing memory demands. This track explores options in system software and the tools and techniques for optimizing that software. Topics include Android, Linux, OSes, RTOSes, GUI design, libraries, drivers, development tools, debugging tools, certification, and software test tools.
Stacking Up for High Performance Design–Suggested Topics Suggested Topics
Using multiple cores increases chip performance while keeping power bounded. This track explores multicore architecture and design, looking at criteria such as core selection and integration, clock and power management, and shared memory architectures as well as other approaches to increasing the processor resources available on chip in the light of their performance and power implications. Topics include such things as hardware accelerators, graphics processors, big.LITTLE™ processing, clocking and power management, high-speed interfaces, and SOC design.
Taming the IoT Frontier–Suggested Topics Suggested Topics
As many as 25 billion intelligent embedded devices will be network-connected to each other and end user by the end of the decade, bringing both opportunity and challenges. This track seeks to explore a wide range of techniques and technologies that will help system developers quickly stake their claim in the IoT frontier. Topics include RF modules, sensors, networking, gateways, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, battery-powered design, energy harvesting, analog interfaces, cloud services, and security.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: May 31, 2013
Tracks Quick Links:
» Accelerating Hardware Development
» Accelerating Software Development
» Accelerating System Hardware Development
» Applying New Technologies to New Opportunities
» Building a Foundation for Safety and Security
» Creating the Next Gen Mobile Platform
» Empowering System Security
» Enhancing the User Experience
» Getting Started with ARM Microcontrollers
» Marrying Software and Hardware in Multicore Design
» Maximizing Chip Energy Efficiency
» Next Generation Networking – Rise of Software Defined Networking
» Optimizing System Software Blocks
» Stacking Up for High Performance Design
» Taming the IoT Frontier