WHO: Dan Dodge, CEO, QNX Software Systems
WHAT: Embedded Operating Systems: The Next Ten Years (Conference Keynote)
WHEN: February 23, 2005, 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: Embedded World Conference, Messezentrum, Nürnberg, Germany
Embedded World is one of the premier events for the embedded development community. This keynote focuses on the future of embedded operating systems (OS), the bedrock of every modern embedded device.
The rise of the Internet, the growth of wireless connectivity, and the proliferation of processor architectures have dramatically affected embedded development over the last decade. One overriding trend, however, stands out: the phenomenal growth in system complexity. Despite this rise in complexity, standards for reliability remain high - and design cycles remain short. Taken together, these demands have put phenomenal pressure on the engineers who create embedded systems, and on the OS. More than any other component, the OS determines how well a complex, software-intensive embedded device can maintain both extreme reliability and realtime performance. With current demands already pushing existing OS technology to the limit, what kinds of capabilities, then, must realtime and embedded OSs offer to enable the next decade of embedded innovation? And what should embedded engineers expect - and demand - from their OS vendors?
Dan Dodge, CEO and CTO for 25 years at one of the world's preeminent realtime OS companies, is uniquely positioned to provide insights on this complex, yet critical, topic. Mr. Dodge is a true pioneer and innovator of the embedded systems industry. His career began in the late 1970s, when, together with business partner Gordon Bell, he created one of the world's first microkernel operating systems. Realizing the potential of this innovative technology, the two inventors launched QNX Software Systems and began offering microkernel OSs and development tools to engineers building high-performance, mission-critical applications.
With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic, Siemens, and General Electric rely on QNX technology to build ultra-reliable systems for the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems maintains offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.qnx.com.
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