ARM Technology Conference (TechCon) 2012 will take place on October 30 – November 1, 2011, in Santa Clara, and UBM Electronics has already posted the detailed schedule for the event. The first day (October 30) will be Chip Designs day and the other 2 days will focus on Software & System Design. Even if, like me, you are not be able to go there, it’s still interesting to know what will be discussed at the conference, to have a better idea where ARM is going, and what new technologies and/or development techniques are (or will become) available.
There will be around 70 sessions categorized in 15 tracks:
- Android / Open Source – Development tools, middleware for native application development, and optimized drivers for Android, Linux, FreeRTOS etc …
- Compute Platforms – Development and implementation of standards and specifications, from board/module design to consumer and server designs
- Developing / Debugging – Programming and debugging for ARM, power optimized software across multicore platforms where processing is shared across different size processors and GPUs.
- Low Power Design – Development and use of hardware and software techniques to maximize performance while reducing power use and trade-offs.
- Microcontroller & Programmable Platforms – Specification and design of off-the-shelf devices, development tools and systems which simplify programming and application design. Design and use of embedded cores on FPGAs.
- Multimedia Processing: Graphics, Audio, Video – Graphics, Audio & Video Designing for and exploiting Mali GPUs, and software optimized 3D graphics middleware, video engine architecture and audio processing.
- Networking & Connectivity – Hardware and software integration of wired and wireless connectivity, implementation of networking stacks and power management.
- Safety & Security – How to develop secure services within TrustZone, development of firmware for safety and security against tampering in hardware and/or software, physical or network interference.
- SoC Architecture & Analysis – Architectural choices, IP integration issues, and system analysis.
- SoC Design & Verification – Design and verification flow for ARM processor-based SoCs, from conceptual frameworks to best practices
- SoC Design for Power & Performance – Techniques that can be used to match performance or power targets
- SoC IP – IP qualification process and some novel new alternatives in IP for ARM processor-based SoCs.
- Software Optimization on ARM-Powered Systems – ARM code generation and profiling tools, methods and metrics to measure performance and identify bottlenecks. Examination of system and hardware issues and their impact on performance including use of software with big.LITTLE.
- The Fundamentals of ARM
The “Chip Designs” tracks are the one starting with “SoC”, all other tracks will take place during the “Software & System Design” days.
Here’s the schedule for Software & System Design events on the 31th of October.
Here’s the schedule for Software & System Design events on the 1st of November:
Compared to last year, new subjects have appeared such as big.LITTLE processing and GPGPU which have only been recently available with Cortex A15/A7 cores and Mali-T6xx GPUs, and this year there will be talks about ARM servers and M2M & the internet of things.
If you would like to go to ARM TechCon 2012 and attend any of these sessions, you can register online. You could also pay onsite, but this is usually more expensive.
10/31 – 11/1
|2 Day Pass||$699||$799||$899||$1,099|
|1 Day Pass||$399||$499||$599||$799|
It’s too late for Super Early discount, but you can also use the promo code “TWITTER” to get 15% discount. [Update: If it does not work, you can try to use “LINKEDIN”]
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.