Designing The Perfect Hardware To be Discussed At H/WExpo

Chris Simmonds of 2net
Chris Simmonds of 2net
UK Hardware Developers\' Conference
UK Hardware Developers\' Conference

A presentation at this year's H/WExpo hardware developers' conference will explore the hardware/software divide in many projects that can lead to unnecessary delays in shipping products.

H/WExpo will take place at Cambourne, near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April.

Chris Simmonds from software consultants 2net will present "10 Things Hardware Engineers Can Do to Make Software Development Easier", a talk that draws on the experience of the speaker gained while working on a wide range of projects. The talk will identify ten particular pain points and suggest how they can be avoided.

"Hardware development can be a tough business, with a lot of crucial decisions to make that relate to the overall functionality and performance, power usage, heat dissipation, longevity and reliability and budget limitations," said Chris Simmonds.

"However, with so many issues to juggle, the choices made during the hardware design phase can sometimes bring about later concerns for software developers. This might be because the chips chosen do not have adequate device driver support, or it might be that the estimates of the amount or memory and storage are too low. Or, it could result from failing to fit ports to support debugging. I will be presenting the software developers perspective, hoping that hardware developers in the audience will find it constructive and informative."

Covering topics such as memory technology, touch technology, circuit design, ASIC and FPGA design, test equipment, display technology and reference design platforms, HW/Expo is free to attend for hardware developers and technical managers. The conference is funded through sponsorship from a broad range of industry suppliers such as JTAG Technologies, Pico Technology and Intelligent Display Solutions.

"Our objective is always to create a relaxed forum where engineers and developers can meet to discuss current challenges, future trends and new technologies," said Richard Blackburn. "With the workshops and presentations, there is also the chance for delegates to gain new skills and knowledge from industry experts. We feel sure that hardware developers will find it very worthwhile and productive."

H/WExpo will be co-located with the Device Developers' Conference, an event for engineers that develop solutions based on embedded systems and realtime software.

About 2net

2net provides a range of instructor-led training courses that share the expertise we have gained while working on numerous Linux and Android based projects. The lead instructor is Chris Simmonds, who has many thousands of classroom hours of experience world-wide and has taught engineers at leading high-tech companies including ARM, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Pace, Samsung and Xerox.

About H/WExpo

H/WExpo Conference is an annual conference for hardware developers, test engineers and manufacturers. The 2016 event will take place at Cambourne, near Cambridge, UK, on the 27th and 28th April 2016.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry suppliers, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to attend for hardware developers and technical managers. Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

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Conference Contact:

Richard Blackburn


Tel : +44 (0)1603 439569