Learn Today, Design Today With Exclusive Beagle Board Sessions at Embedded Systems Conference Boston 2008

Build Your Own Embedded System (BYOES) Program Offers Attendees a Beagle Board Development Kit and Related Education Sessions

Oct 8, 2008

TechInsights (http://www.techinsights.com/) today announced nine technical sessions dedicated to the Beagle Board as part of the Build Your Own Embedded System (BYOES) Program at its Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston (http://www.embedded.com/boston). The BYOES program allows attendees to build and take home a fully configured embedded system based on the Beagle Board development kit, which they receive for free as part of their All-Access or Five-Day Pass. The Beagle Board is a low-cost, fanless embedded development board that unleashes laptop-like performance without the bulk, expense or noise of typical desktop machines (http://beagleboard.org/). The USB-powered Beagle Board is smaller than a drink coaster and is based on a Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP35x applications processor featuring the ARM® Cortex™-A8 core (http://www.ti.com/omap35x).

"We began a tradition at ESC Silicon Valley with our 'Learn Today, Design Tomorrow' mantra," said Richard Nass, editor in chief of Embedded Systems Design and editorial director of the Embedded Systems Conferences. "By providing attendees with a complete development kit that they can keep after the show, as well as courses dedicated to the Beagle Board, attendees will get live, first-hand training on a fully configured and mostly debugged development platform that they can bring back to their own lab after the show. In short, we're empowering them down the path toward creating their own embedded design."

  The dedicated Beagle Board courses in the 2008 BYOES program include:

  Sunday, October 26:
  -- "Beagle Board 101" (pre-conference workshop) with Gerald Coley and
     Jason Kridner
     -- 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  Monday, October 27:
  -- "Understanding Free and Open Source Licenses" with William Gatliff
     -- 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  -- "Building an Embedded Linux System from Scratch" with William Gatliff
     -- 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  -- "Understanding Linux Kernel Modules" with William Gatliff
     -- 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  -- "Constructionist Learning with Sugar and the Beagle Board" with Bernie
     -- 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  Tuesday, October 28:
  -- "Beagle Board Platform Bring Up" with Bill Mar
     -- 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  -- "Embedded Streaming Media with GStreamer" with Todd Fisher
     -- 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  -- "Introduction to Creating 3D UI with Beagle Board" with Diego Dompe
     -- 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

  Wednesday, October 29:
  -- "Hardware Lessons from Building Beagle" with Gerald Coley
      -- 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  -- "Taking Advantage of Bluetooth for Communications and More" with Hunyue
      -- 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information on the Beagle Board development kit and the BYOES program, please visit: http://www.cmp-egevents.com/web/escb/education/byoes

Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

For more information or to register for ESC Boston, please visit: (http://www.embedded.com/boston). Qualified members of the press and industry analysts can register for free at: https://www.cmpevents.com/ESCe08/a.asp?option=B&V=2&SC=PRESS.

The ESC Boston exhibit floor will be open Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29. For more information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://www.cmp-egevents.com/web/escb/exposition.

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