March 12-14, 2018 - Portland, OR
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Monday, March 12 • 11:50am - 12:40pm
An Introduction to Asymmetric Multiprocessing: When this Architecture can be a Game Changer and How to Survive It - Nicola La Gloria & Laura Nao, Kynetics

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Asymmetric multi-processing (AMP) systems fulfill the need for high performance and real-time by combining the responsiveness of a MCU with the processing power of an application processor which runs a full OS.

This talk will present a technical overview on asymmetric multiprocessing platforms focussing on motivations, use cases and how to handle interprocess communication between MCU and MPU in practice.

Tools and strategies on how to develop software on such platforms will be presented, as well as debugging techniques which take into account the diversity and complexity of such systems. A case of study based on AMP architecture is analyzed. Low-latency tasks such as high-rate reading/sampling can be handled more easily and efficiently by the MCU core running a RTOS while data visualization can displayed by the Master core running a full Linux operating system.

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Nicola La Gloria

CEO, Kynetics LLC
Co­-founder and CEO of Kynetics, an Embedded Software full stack development company. He works primarily on IoT architectures, embracing both embedded and backend development. 
Nicola led the development of the OS and app store for one of the first Android smart watches and he... Read More →
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Laura Nao

Embedded Engineer, Kynetics
Laura Nao is an Embedded Engineer focused on Asymmetric SOC(s), primarily i.MX7 and i.MX8 She combines her knowledge on MCU and RTOS development with application processor OSs like Linux and Android. In Kynetics she is leading the Kernel development team focussed on hybrid architectures... Read More →

Monday March 12, 2018 11:50am - 12:40pm PDT
Pavilion East