System-in-Package Technology: Making it Easier to Build Your Own Linux Computer – Erik Welsh
System-in-Package Technology: Making it Easier to Build Your Own Linux Computer – Erik Welsh, Octavo Systems & Jason Kridner, BeagleBoard.org
Now even novices to hardware can build a Linux computer, right at the custom PCB level, enabling you to define your own peripherals, features and form-factor to meet your precise computing needs. Fit a computer into a tiny IoT container or put hundreds of computers on a single board with System-in-Package technology! SiP also eliminates huge chunks of software debug time and removes the need to customize the boot configuration or device tree to get started doing development with a working kernel. Erik Welsh will walk through how SiP integrates heterogeneous processors, memory, and power under one easy to layout package and how it lowers the HW, SW and boot complexity as well as time to production. BeagleBoard.org co-founder, Jason Kridner will join to show how this technology brings building a Linux PC within reach of the larger community of embedded systems designers.
About Jason Kridner
Jason Kridner is a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). A 25-year veteran of TI, Kridner is also a co-founder of the BeagleBoard.org Foundation, maintainer of open-source development tools such as BeagleBoard, -xM, -X15, BeagleBone, Black, BeagleBone Blue and the new PocketBeagle, a Linux-based open-source USB-key-fob computer. Kridner has previously engaged the open-source community at ELC, Collaboration Summit, Android Builders, OSCON, CES and others.
About Erik Welsh
Erik is the Applications and Systems Manager for Octavo Systems. With over 16 years of industry experience designing hardware and software systems, including 11 years at Texas Instruments, Erik has supported hundreds of developers building embedded systems. Programming on Linux ever since he was a student, Erik has contributed to open source projects including BeagleBoard.org and the WARP (Wireless Open-Access Research Platform) project. Erik has presented and taught workshops at industry conferences and universities.