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Critical Link at Design West

Last week, I spent three days in San Jose at Design West (the renamed Embedded Systems Conference).


While the show seemed much smaller than it has been in the past, there were still plenty of interesting things to see, including a training session on how to “program your very own wireless mesh networked propeller beanie hat”.  I took a pass on that one – come on, what self-respecting engineer actually needs another propeller beanie cap?

But there were still plenty of things that caught my interest.

Our neighbors at the Atmospheric Science Research Center at SUNY-Albany’s Whiteface Mountain Observatory had an interesting session on building a real-time atmospheric monitor/data acquisition device on a Raspberry Pi. Cool! (Or warm, depending on how you look at things.)

It was an intense couple of days.  We had a kiosk – with a great location – in the TI booth, and most of the interest in DSP was directed our way. Just off the top of my head, however, I’d say that interest in pure DSP was not as high as interest in our MityDSP-L138F, which has both ARM and DSP processors (as well as an optional FPGA), but maybe that’s because that’s what we were focusing on in the booth.

TI had a training area set up in their booth, and we had two opportunities to give a presentation on using the MityDSP-L138F for stereo vision, both of which were well attended.

Special thanks to the folks at TI: to Kanika Carver and Melissa Hancock for inviting us, and to  Maly Chhorn and Sherry Howell for their support during the show.

CL pod in TI Booth